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10:20 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Doctors Are Slow To Adopt Changes In Breast Cancer Treatment

New evidence on the effectiveness of medical treatments can take a long time to influence medical practice.
Damian Dovarganes AP

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 3:58 pm

Cancer doctors want the best, most effective treatment for their patients. But it turns out many aren't paying attention to evidence that older women with early stage breast cancer may be enduring the pain, fatigue and cost of radiation treatment although it doesn't increase life expectancy.

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Science & Technology
3:10 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Spurs Star Tim Duncan Donates $247,000 to Cancer Genome Research Project

Spurs forward Tim Duncan made a $247,000 donation to the START Center to be used in the company's genome cancer research project
Credit San Antonio Spurs

  San Antonio Spur Tim Duncan has made a donation of nearly a quarter-million dollars to advance cancer genome research.  The START Center for Cancer Care announced the gift this week.

The veteran Spurs forward, through the Tim Duncan Foundation and the BlackJack Speed Shop, made a contribution of $247,000.  

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Goats and Soda
3:35 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Your Odds Of Surviving Cancer Depend Very Much On Where You Live

Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up in pink as part of a campaign for breast cancer awareness. The country's survival rate for the disease is improving.
Felipe Dana AP

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 6:18 pm

In the United States, 9 out of 10 kids diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia will live. In Jordan, the survival rate is 16 percent.

And while cervical cancer patients have a five-year survival rate of over 70 percent in countries like Mauritius and Norway, the rate in Libya is under 40 percent.

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Science & Technology
4:58 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

$3.7 Million Grant Will Help UTHSCSA Study Children's Cancer

The Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute at the UT Health Science Center will be the lead investigator in a five-year cancer study of Hispanic children in South Texas. The study is funded by a $3.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.
Credit Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute, San Antonio / UTHSC

  

  Children’s cancer research in San Antonio is getting a boost from the National Cancer Institute.

A new infusion of $3.7 million is dedicated to helping an underserved population in South Texas.

South Central Texas is designated is one of 12 sites in the United States with the largest populations of underserved minority children.  

The Health Science Center’s Dr. Gail Tomlinson says Hispanic children have the highest incidence of cancers – and the poorest outcomes – and the South Texas population best represents the future demographics of the U.S.

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Science & Technology
9:36 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Prostate Cancer Risk Calculator 2.0 Uses Emojis To Explain Variables Of Risk

The 2.0 Prostate Risk Calculator was developed at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio

  In the really old days, they were called pictographs; later they were called emoticons. Now, though, they’re called emojis, a new word originating in Japan for those smiley-face, thumbs-up and I-heart-you icons all over electronic devices. Emojis now include airplanes, jack-o-lanterns, kittens and just about every other animal – or fruit or facial expression – that one can imagine.

So why not use them in medicine?

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Science & Technology
1:59 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

CTRC Researchers Looking Into Spicy Foods For Cancer Prevention

Chef Iverson Brownell prepares foods for the cooking class using spices that researchers believe may reduce the risk of recurrence of breast cancer.
Credit Eileen Pace / TPR News

Scientists are testing the theory that controlling inflammation with foods can change the chances of a recurrence of breast cancer.

Chef Iverson Brownell is surrounded by bowls with pre-measured bits of herbs and spices, ready to add them to the recipes he will teach to the ladies in his cooking class.

"Today we're doing an oatmeal cookie with a little bit of rosemary in it," Brownell said. "You can only taste it a little bit, but you still get the benefits from it. For the other workshop later today, we're doing some candied nuts with some curry on it."

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Breast Cancer Research
1:57 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

New Therapies Expected To Be Revealed At World's Largest Breast Cancer Symposium This Week

The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the world’s largest breast cancer conference, gets underway on Tuesday, where more than 7,000 physicians and researchers from countries across the globe will witness groundbreaking presentations.

Breast cancer news coming out of this symposium is so rapid that organizers plan multiple press conferences for media around the world to get the stories. Often researchers will complete important research projects just before the meeting, so the findings can be presented here.

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Science & Technology
11:17 am
Fri December 6, 2013

UTHSC Research Honing In On More Effective Lymphoma Treatments

With the support of the Voelcker Fund, Dr. Ricardo Aguiar’s research team has characterized a molecule (microRNA-155) that promotes the unrestricted growth of cancer cells.
UTHSC

About 75,000 new cases of lymphoma are diagnosed in the U.S. each year, and many are fatal, but a local researcher is entering the final year of study on a project that he hopes will greatly improve lymphoma survival rates.

For four years, Dr. Ricardo Aguiar at UT Health Science Center’s School of Medicine has been working under a grant from the Voelcker Fund to develop lymphoma treatments that are more effective and less toxic.

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Science & Technology
5:05 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Pubs Serving Up Pints And Prostate Cancer Awareness

All 16 of the Flying Saucer pubs across the country, including San Antonio, have begun a month-long fundraising for prostate cancer awareness and early detection. The money raised will go to Pints for Prostates, a nonprofit that began in 2008 by a prostate cancer survivor.

"Anytime you're dealing with something cancer-oriented, awareness and early detection is very key," said Sam Wynne, Flying Saucer’s beer director and certified cicerone -- a beer and food pairing expert.

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The Source - July 1, 2013
11:17 am
Mon July 1, 2013

The Source: Anti-Discrimination Ordinance | Prostate Cancer

City of San Antonio

In the first segment:

With the historic Supreme Court rulings favoring the gay community last week, we take a look at the San Antonio anti-discrimination ordinance proposed by District 1 Councilman Diego Bernal.  

The ordinance would update the city code to include additional protections for sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran status. Bernal joins us in the studio to talk about the ordinance.

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