CPRIT awards approximately $16.4 million to advance children’s cancer research and attract top researchers to South Texas

March 6, 2024

Content contributed by Steven Lee The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) has secured approximately $16.4 million in funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) since last August, which will be utilized to help advance research into cancers that affect children and adolescents as […]

University among top-ranking academic research medical centers

February 22, 2024

  The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (also called UT Health San Antonio) received $131.5 million in National Institutes of Health funding in federal fiscal year 2023, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The university ranked No. 72 out of the 2,886 public and private institutions that received […]

UT Health San Antonio receives $500,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels® grants to help fund fight against childhood cancer

September 29, 2023

Elizabeth Orcutt first learned about Li-Fraumeni syndrome — a hereditary cancer predisposition syndrome that increases the risk of certain types of cancers — in October of 2019 after her then 6-year-old daughter Lydia Orcutt woke up feeling unwell. “She was extra, extra cuddly and complained of a stomach ache,” Orcutt recalled. “Her symptoms rapidly escalated […]