Clinical Trials

Innovation + Technology = World-Class Cancer Care at Methodist Healthcare

For decades, physicians relied solely on the three pillars of cancer care — chemotherapy, radiation and surgery — as the cornerstones of oncologic treatment plans. Over the past 20 years, however, a revolution has taken place in the field of oncology as physicians and researchers develop exciting new options for less invasive treatments that offer better results with fewer side effects.


Giving Babies a Better Chance at Life

The research efforts of Cynthia Blanco, MD, Medical Director of the Neonatal Nutrition & Bone Institute at University Health System and Professor of Neonatology at UT Health San Antonio, recently helped the medication Omegaven gain FDA approval. The medication, developed by German healthcare company Fresenius Kabi, helps save the lives of infants with parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease.


Study: Gemcitabine Helps Prevent Recurrence of Low-Grade Bladder Cancer

A multi-institution clinical trial involving researchers from UT Health San Antonio shows significantly lower recurrence of bladder cancer in patients who received the chemotherapy drug gemcitabine.


FDA Fast Tracks Skin Cancer Drug After Success That Began at the START Center

Immunotherapy is the new frontier in cancer treatment, and researchers at START are at the forefront. START is one of the largest Phase 1 clinical trial organizations in the world.


UT Medicine Urology: Delivering Advanced Urologic Oncology to South Texas

The UT Medicine Urology physicians treat routine and complex conditions, from kidney stones to rare cancers.


Generating New Revenue by Conducting Pre-trial Evaluations

Health care is about the patients. Physicians work for patients. Hospitals work for patients. Treatments are invented, tested and marketed for patients. Patients rely on their physicians and the healthcare system to provide expertise and guidance on which treatment is right for them. However, physicians don’t always know about all the latest treatments available through late-phase clinical trials. 


The Next Clinical Trial Tool Set

Clinical trials are research studies on human subjects that ultimately allow a drug to enter the market. The ClinZen Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) is a software system that coordinates these complex trial processes and manages enterprise-level data.


Cancer Care Centers 
of South Texas: Clinical Depth, Geographic Breadth

From the Texas Hill Country to San Antonio to South Texas, Cancer Care Centers of South Texas (CCCST) brings state-of-the-art treatments, personalized, compassionate and comprehensive care, and access to clinical trials — close to where patients live and work.