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Texas Biomedical Research Institute

When most Americans think of tuberculosis, they think of it as an old disease that is no longer a threat. But, Texas Biomedical Research Institute President and CEO Dr. Larry Schlesinger says TB is still making people ill.


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On Fronteras:

  • Researchers are looking into how to raise awareness about rising rates of cancer in the Latino population (0:15).
  • Texas schools are teaching students about slavery, but the curriculum doesn’t reflect how it affected the course of U.S. history (12:04).
  • In 1968, high school students at San Antonio’s Edgewood High School walked out of class and changed how public schools were funded (15:02)


A proposal to simplify cervical cancer screening could end up missing some cancers, researchers and patient advocates say. And that could be especially true for minority women.

Latina and black women already have the highest rates of cervical cancer in the U.S., and more than half of women with the disease were not screened in the five years before their diagnosis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Johnny Reyna, MD

San Antonio urologist Johnny Reyna, MD, talks about about what men and the women who love them need to know about a sometimes stealthy disease: prostate cancer.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

A new, more accurate, test for lung cancer is being developed in San Antonio. It’s a screening that could help save the lives of thousands of people who are often diagnosed too late to survive the disease.

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