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CJ’s gift: How a doctor couple saved their baby’s life and gained valuable perspective on patient care

July 6, 2021

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu A day after baby CJ’s heart stopped, twice, his parents were presented grim options including a future for him hooked to machines or in end-of-life hospice care. Something kept them going, a feeling that they were better prepared than most for months of continuing treatment and life-and-death decisions. CJ was […]



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94% of patients with cancer respond well to COVID-19 vaccines

June 30, 2021

Small subsets of high-risk patients produce few or no antibodies, however. Contact: Will Sansom, (210) 567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (June 30, 2021) — In a U.S. and Swiss study, nearly all patients with cancer developed good immune response to the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines three to four weeks after receiving their second dose, but the fact […]




New paper provides a link between common chemicals and ‘unexplained’ chronic illnesses

June 28, 2021

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO – Could your new home with its fresh paint, carpet and cabinets, as well as pesticides used around the place, cause a range of illness due to chemical intolerance? A new paper provides a long-awaited link between exposures to common chemicals and so-called unexplained illnesses. It also for […]




UT Health San Antonio, Proton International partner for new advanced cancer therapy facility

June 24, 2021

UT Health San Antonio contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, LeeS22@uthscsa.edu Proton International contact: Kristen Chandler Powers, 502-939-3323, KChandler@ProtonIntl.com SAN ANTONIO – The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also known as UT Health San Antonio, and Proton International LLC are partnering to build a proton therapy center to provide an advanced alternative to […]



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Mays Cancer Center selected as founding partner of oncology clinical trial diversity alliance

June 23, 2021

Media contact: Will Sansom, 210-567-2579, sansom@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO (June 23, 2021) – The Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, today was announced as a founding partner of the Advancing Inclusive Research® Site Alliance. This coalition of clinical research sites will partner with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, to […]




Western high-fat diet can cause chronic pain, according to groundbreaking paper by UT Health San Antonio-led team

June 23, 2021

Contact: Steven Lee, 210-450-3823, lees22@uthscsa.edu SAN ANTONIO – A typical Western high-fat diet can increase the risk of painful disorders common in people with conditions such as diabetes or obesity, according to a groundbreaking paper authored by a team led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also referred to as […]