Glioblastoma recurrence and clues to blunt it

November 18, 2021

It’s a medical conundrum. Ionizing radiation, which at first extends the survival of glioblastoma patients after surgery, may later, ironically, help drive the brain cancer’s aggressive, untreatable recurrence. Dr. Sandeep Burma and a team of investigators at the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, are studying companion treatments to see if any can eliminate this Jekyll and Hyde property of ionizing radiation.

Photo of doctors looking at tumor images

Caring for Brianna: VHL Dream Team springs into action

September 21, 2021

Brianna Garcia wondered why her heart raced when she exercised and why she was tired all the time. Her doctor in Laredo referred her to a team of specialists at UT Health San Antonio. Six weeks of care followed and experts unraveled the teen’s medical mystery.

Photo of Dr. Aaron Sugalski with Brianna Garcia

KENS 5 Medical Minute: Treating cancer while reducing future risks

February 4, 2021

Tim Wagner, MD, MBA, associate professor, radiation oncology, talks about Deep Inspiration Breath Hold, a new technology used to treat breast cancer while preventing cardiac complications in this KENS 5 Medical Minute. Medical Minute is a collaboration between UT Health San Antonio and KENS 5. Watch video