CTRC to highlight breast cancer prevention at October free public lecture

SAN ANTONIO (October 10, 2011) – Learn about the latest breast cancer prevention medicine and screening technology at the free public lecture on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the UT Health Science Center.

The two-part lecture will begin with Peter Ravdin, M.D., Ph.D., director of the CTRC’s breast health clinic, speaking about how breast cancer risk is different in Texas, as well as discussing the latest medicines used in prevention.

Pamela Otto, M.D., professor of radiology in the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center and director of UHS Radiology, will provide the latest information on breast cancer screening.

Also visiting the CTRC on Thursday will be University Health System’s new Healthy U Express Mobile Mammography vehicle. The Healthy U Express program, in partnership with UT Medicine San Antonio, offers mammograms with same day results to eligible women at workplaces and community events throughout Bexar County, making it easier than ever to keep up-to-date with this important screening. The unit will be parked outside the CTRC and available for public viewing before the lecture.

The Oct. 13 presentation will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the CTRC, 7979 Wurzbach Road, on the fourth floor of the Grossman Building. For more information, call 210-450-1152.


The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is one of the elite academic cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated Cancer Center, and is one of only four in Texas. A leader in developing new drugs to treat cancer, the CTRC Institute for Drug Development (IDD) conducts one of the largest oncology Phase I clinical drug programs in the world, and participates in development of cancer drugs approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. For more information, visit www.ctrc.net.

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