Prostate lecture launches new public series Dec. 2

SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 12, 2010) — “How to understand your PSA test results” is the first in a series of free public presentations on cancer provided by the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.

CTRC Executive Director Ian M. Thompson, Jr., M.D., will speak in simple terms about the latest in prostate cancer prevention and treatment. PSA tests have increased our ability to detect prostate cancer in men, but Dr. Thompson’s nationally recognized research has shown that patients and physicians cannot depend on those results alone to evaluate risk and treatment. Dr. Thompson will talk about how to put PSA results in perspective with age and other risk factors.

Each month, a member of the cancer center will lead a talk designed to explain cutting-edge research in a specific area of cancer to the general public. In January, Peter Ravdin, M.D. Ph.D., director of the CTRC’s Breast Health Clinic, will speak on breast cancer.

What: Free information series presented by the CTRC
Who: For anyone interested in cancer prevention, treatment or research
When: Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, 6 to 7:30 pm.
Where: Cancer Therapy & Research Center, 7979 Wurzbach Road – fourth floor, Grossman Building, Mabee Conference Room
RSVPs appreciated but not mandatory: Call (210) 450-1152 or

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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