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UT Health SA Newsroom: Greehey scientists contribute to study of RAS-sensing antibodies

September 28, 2017

Researchers from the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute at UT Health San Antonio are co-authors on a paper published Sept. 26 in Science Signaling, a high-impact journal that is part of the Science family of journals. RAS mutations are implic …


TEXAS PUBLIC RADIO: About 1,800 Children Die Of Cancer Every Year In The U.S.

September 25, 2017

More than 15,000 children and adolescents up to 19 years old will receive a cancer diagnosis this year, according to the National Cancer Institute. After accidents, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 14. Conditions most c …


SA Express-News: Childhood cancer needs more attention

September 24, 2017

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Many citizens in our community may not realize that San Antonio is home to the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute — the largest freestanding pediatric cancer research facility in Texas and one of …


Cancer Knowledge Network: We Must Consider New Strategies to Deliver Health Care to Childhood Cancer Survivors

September 21, 2017

 The Lancet: The cumulative burden of surviving childhood cancer: an initial report from the St Jude Lifetime Cohort Study (SJLIFE).  Researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital reported data collected retrospectively through the St. Jude Life …


NIH: Searching for Less-Toxic Cancer Treatments for Kids (Aune Lab)

September 21, 2017

Advances in cancer treatment mean that today, more than 4 out of 5 children diagnosed with cancer will survive and remain cancer-free for at least 5 years after diagnosis. Many of these children will ultimately be considered cured of their cancer. Howe …


Cancer Knowledge Network: The Financial Impact of Surviving Childhood Cancer

September 7, 2017

 Journal of Clinical Oncology — Financial Burden in Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Report From the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Researchers evaluated self-reported household income data available through the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) …


CPRIT Grant: Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members

August 16, 2017

“Big Data” is a driving force in cancer research today. Sifting through the data from thousands of cancer genomes will help researchers understand what drives cancer, and help them make predictions about therapies that will be most beneficial to indivi …


Texas Public Radio: Zebrafish May Help Scientists Find New Cancer Treatments

August 10, 2017

The key to finding a better way to treat a deadly form of childhood cancer may lie in a tiny fish. An unlikely animal model at UT Health San Antonio is helping scientists figure out how to tackle muscle tumors. Inside a fish lab at the Greehey Children …


Texas Public Radio: Zebrafish May Help Scientists Find New Cancer Treatments

August 10, 2017

The key to finding a better way to treat a deadly form of childhood cancer may lie in a tiny fish. An unlikely animal model at UT Health San Antonio is helping scientists figure out how to tackle muscle tumors. Inside a fish lab at the Greehey Children …


Cancer Knowledge Network: Risk Factors for Decreased Bone Mineral Density in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

August 3, 2017

 Pediatric Blood and Cancer: Risk factors and surveillance for reduced bone mineral density in pediatric cancer survivors.  Between 2003 and 2010, 475 survivors of childhood leukemia and solid tumors (excluding central nervous system tumors) were scree …