PR Stories



Salud America: Gregory Aune: The Gear Up Against Kids Cancer Bike Ride

March 15, 2022

                  Original post: Salud America "Gregory Aune was 16 when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Aune spent a year enduring grueling treatment, losing over 70 pounds. But he survived. His experience motivated him to pursue a clinical career and help children with cancer. Today, Dr. Aune is an [...]

Gear Up to Kids Cancer: One Month Away!

March 2, 2022

“No kid dealing with cancer should ever ride alone.” Author unknown We are officially one month away from the inaugural Gear Up Against Kids Cancer bike ride (4/2), and we are almost at the registration century mark! If you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time to take advantage of the early-bird rates expiring on March 18th [...]

Gail Tomlinson, MD, PhD To receive $1.95M CPRIT Grant

February 22, 2022

Division Chief, Pediatrics Hematology/OncologyCo-Director, Population Science Program, and PreventionGreehey Distinguished Chair in the Genetics of Cancer "CPRIT has also awarded $1.95 million to Dr. Gail E. Tomlinson, a professor of pediatrics in the Long School of Medicine who occupies the Greehey Distinguished Chair in Genetics and Cancer. That funding will support the screening of children [...]

BioSpace: Lantern Pharma Expands into Additional Pediatric Cancers Through a Collaboration with The Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (GCCRI) at University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio (Houghton)

February 16, 2022

      Published: Feb 15, 2022 Original Publication: BioSpace - Lantern Pharma's A.I. and machine learning platform, RADR®, aided in the identification of additional pediatric cancers where Lantern's portfolio of drug candidates can be leveraged. - The research will initially focus on advancing the development of Lantern Pharma's drug candidate, LP-184, into additional childhood [...]


MSN: Using Next Generation Sequencing, the Greehey CCRI bioinformatics team is helping determine COVID19 strains (Chen, Lai, Zheng, Wang Labs)

December 17, 2021

"Since the coronavirus pandemic began almost two years ago there have been over a dozen strains of the virus. Here at UT Health San Antonio, they have a lab which differentiates between each of the strains in an effort to save lives. UT Health San Antonio uses a technology called next-generation sequencing to differentiate the [...]

Childhood Cancer Q&A: David Libich, PhD

December 1, 2021

Asst Prof. David S. Libich, PhD,and members of his lab. What are some achievements you’ve made in advancing scientific knowledge relevant to childhood cancer research? My lab works on Ewing sarcoma, specifically on how the EWS-FLI1 oncogenic fusion protein misfunctions and promotes disease. We apply protein structural and biophysical approaches to understand how this protein [...]

Request for Applications – Pilot Projects, 2021 Greehey CCRI Translational Science Award,

October 27, 2021

Deadlines:  Letter of Intent: Monday, November 15, 2021, 5 pm Full Proposal: 5 pm, Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 5 pm Overview The Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (Greehey CCRI) is soliciting proposals for pilot project awards. The primary goal of this program is to support collaborative translational studies that will lead to the repurposing of FDA-approved drugs [...]