Mammograms, roses and Battle of Flowers

SAN ANTONIO (April 6, 2011) – Starting Monday, the battle against breast cancer will have something in common with the upcoming Battle of Flowers — a rose, courtesy of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and University Health System.

A woman who gets her mammograms at the UHS Breast Imaging Center at the CTRC already gets immediate and detailed results of her exams, plus the opportunity for an ultrasound on site if there are any questions about the results. For the next two weeks, she will also receive a long-stemmed pink rose to symbolize the battle against breast cancer, and to congratulate her for taking care of herself (with the exception of Friday, April 15, when the mammography clinic will be closed).

“Screening mammograms save lives,” said Peter Ravdin, M.D., Ph.D., director of the CTRC’s Breast Health Clinic.

“Advances in the science of digital mammography have made it easier and faster to get your results,” said Pamela Otto, M.D., professor in the Health Science Center’s
Department of Radiology, and director of the UHS Breast Imaging Center.

To schedule a mammogram, call 210-450-5050.


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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