Eating well to live better – the best Mother’s Day gift

SAN ANTONIO (May 8, 2014) — Bioprospector Michael Wargovich travels the world to find cancer-fighting ingredients in traditional foods, but you can do the same thing with fresh, local ingredients — and Dr. Wargovich and Chef Iverson Brownell can show you how on May 11 at the Quarry Farmers and Ranchers Market.

The scientist and the chef, presenting on behalf of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, will give lectures and cooking demonstrations at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the farmer’s market, 225 E. Basse Rd., San Antonio.

It will be Mother’s Day, so bring Mom, pick up a recipe, and buy the ingredients from vendors right there at the market.

Dr. Wargovich, Ph.D., holds the Cancer Center Council Distinguished Chair in Oncology at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, which sponsors a series of free public lectures on cancer prevention and treatment. This lecture combines Dr. Wargovich’s knowledge with the culinary talents of Chef Brownell, who will be using ingredients fresh from the farmers market vendors to create delicious and healthy examples
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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

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