Health Disparities

IHPR honored with Icons in Healthcare Award

April 18, 2018

Congratulations to Amelie G. Ramirez, Dr. P.H., and the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health Science San Antonio for receiving the Icons in Healthcare Award.

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San Antonio Express-News: Latino cancer researchers set course for more study

March 5, 2018

This story was published in the San Antonio Express-News March 4. By Elaine Ayala Ask Latinos what disease is most likely to claim their lives, and their answers are likely to be cardiovascular disease or death by diabetes. Wrong. While heart disease remains the leading cause of death for non-Hispanic whites, in 2009 cancer replaced […]

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Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos Conference set

October 24, 2017

Latinos are expected to face a 142 percent rise in cancer cases in coming years

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Acting surgeon general shares insights at Cultural Inclusion Institute Conference

May 5, 2017

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, is first nurse and non-physician to be named acting to the post.

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Liver cancer in Latinos linked to contaminated food

April 5, 2017

A new UT Health San Antonio study found that Latinos with liver cancer had much higher levels of aflatoxins than those without liver cancer.

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UT Health San Antonio endorses HPV vaccination

January 11, 2017

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) of UT Health San Antonio is uniting today, Jan. 11, with all the other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in the U.S. in issuing a joint statement urging parents to have their children immunized against human papillomavirus (HPV) and encouraging physicians to recommend it.

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