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KSAT12: $10+ million grant helps survivor now working at cancer institute that saved him (Houghton, Chen, Ignatius, Shiio, mention)

June 17, 2016

SAN ANTONIO – The doctors, staff and patients at the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute are celebrating its latest grant, a $10.9 million donation from Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.


UT Health SA Newsroom: CPRIT awards $10.9 million to Greehey institute for cancer research

May 20, 2016

The Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute at the Health Science Center garnered $10.9 million from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)―a larger amount than any other academic institution in the state. The Health Scien …


UT Health SA Newsroom: CPRIT awards $10.9 million to Greehey institute for cancer research

May 20, 2016

The Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute at the Health Science Center garnered $10.9 million from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)―a larger amount than any other academic institution in the state. The Health Scien …


Genes & Cancer: FGF19 functions as autocrine growth factor for hepatoblastoma

April 6, 2016

David J. Elzi1, Meihua Song1, Barron Blackman1, Susan T. Weintraub2, Dolores López-Terrada5, Yidong Chen1,3, Gail E. Tomlinson1,4 and Yuzuru Shiio1,2 ABSTRACT Hepatoblastoma is the most common liver cancer in children, accounting for over 65% of all ch …


Genes & Cancer: The role of FLI-1-EWS, a fusion gene reciprocal to EWS-FLI-1, in Ewing sarcoma

November 7, 2015

David J. Elzi1, Meihua Song1, Peter J. Houghton1,2,3, Yidong Chen1,2,4, and Yuzuru Shiio1,2,5 ABSTRACT Ewing sarcoma is a cancer of the bone and soft tissue in children that is characterized by a chromosomal translocation involving EWS and an Ets famil …


South Texas Medical Center: Regulation by proteins outside cancer cells points to potential new drug target

July 9, 2012

Protein interactions outside breast cancer cells can send signals to the cancer cells to permanently stop proliferating, a new study showed in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. “Because this protein ca …