Free public lecture on clinical trials this Thursday

WHAT: A free public lecture this week on clinical trials and what they can do for cancer patients and the fight against cancer, with examples of patients’ experiences in clinical trials

WHO: Anand Karnad, M.D., professor of hematology and medical oncology in the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center

WHERE: The presentation will be at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, 7979 Wurzbach, on the fourth floor of the Grossman Building. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (210) 450-1152

WHEN: Thursday, June 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Fewer than 10 percent of people who have exhausted conventional cancer therapies look into the possibility of participating in a clinical trial, yet those trials are a chance for them to try cutting-edge therapies under close and caring supervision. They also have the potential to develop new weapons in the fight against cancer.

Refreshments will be provided. 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

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