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NCI PPTC: Sarcoma and Renal Tumor Research Program

September 1, 2015

Dr. Peter Houghton, Dr. Raushan Kurmasheva (Co-Investigator)   Dr. Houghton is the Director of the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute, which has as its mission to advance scientific knowledge relevant to childhood cancer and to accelerat …


Frontiers in Oncology: Preclinical Childhood Sarcoma Models: Drug Efficacy Biomarker Identification and Validation

August 26, 2015

Over the past 35 years, cure rates for pediatric cancers have increased dramatically. However, it is clear that further dose intensification using cytotoxic agents or radiation therapy is not possible without enhancing morbidity and long-term effects. …


National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship: Guest Post: Oncologist and Cancer Survivor Greg Aune Talks Multi-Disciplinary Care

July 31, 2015

The Importance of Multidisciplinary Survivorship Care and Research Post by Greg Aune, MD, PhD, Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute, Univ. of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Survivors of cancer are a growing population in the United …


Texas Public Radio: The Source: President’s Precision Medicine Initiative Has San Antonio Connection

February 15, 2015

President Obama announced in his State of the Union Address and followed up with details in late January, a $215 million plan to better design drugs and therapies to work on individual patients rather than average ones. Precision medicine isn’t new, it …


SA Express-News: Childhood cancer survivor active in Obama’s ‘precision medicine’ effort

February 9, 2015

S.A. scientist also a cancer survivor As a childhood cancer survivor, San Antonio pediatric oncologist Greg Aune understood the excitement felt by cancer patients and their families when President Barack Obama announced his “precision medicine” initiat …


American Journal of Physiology: The tell-tale heart: molecular and cellular responses to childhood anthracycline exposure

November 14, 2014

Abstract Since the modern era of cancer chemotherapy that began in the mid-1940s, survival rates for children afflicted with cancer have steadily improved from 10% to current rates that approach 80% (60). Unfortunately, many long-term survivors of pedi …


AACO: Introducing the ACCO’s Newest Board Members

October 1, 2014

Welcome to Dr. Greg Aune and Mr. Clint Janson, ACCO’s Newest Board Members! The ACCO is pleased to introduce Dr. Greg Aune and Mr. Clint Janson as the newest members of our Board of Directors, our volunteer leadership group dedicated to guiding and pro …


Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus: Caucus Applauds NCI for Naming Pediatric Oncologist to Council of Research Advocates

September 30, 2014

National Cancer Institute Names UTHSCSA Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist to Council of Research Advocates The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently nominated a new member to its NCI Council of Research Advocates, Greg Aune, a pediatric hematologist …


San Antonio Report: Greehey Institute Receives $3.7 Million Cancer Grant

September 26, 2014

A cancer diagnosis is difficult news for anyone, and it can be particularly frightening and heart-wrenching for a family with a cancer-stricken child living in a lower-income area without access to adequate health care. The National Cancer Institute ha …


TPR: $3.7 Million Grant Will Help UTHSCSA Study Children’s Cancer

September 24, 2014

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 th …