Oncology

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.


Baptist Network for Cancer Care: Nationally Recognized Community Care

The prevention and treatment of cancer is optimally achieved through a strategic and well-orchestrated team approach. The Baptist Network for Cancer Care model was created more than seven years ago to provide Bexar County and South Texas with an efficient, effective and compassionate approach to help prevent and treat cancer.


San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium a Success

Breast cancer survivors, patients and advocates received special attention at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium that was held Dec. 10–14.


Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program at University Hospital Brings Care and Support to a Population in Need

Underserved cancer patients get their own space and medical team at San Antonio’s University Hospital.


University Health System: Compassionate Physicians Deliver Advanced Gynecologic Research and Treatment

At University Health System, physicians offer therapies that can benefit patients with complex gynecologic diseases and conditions, making the system a referral hub for the surrounding area. Fueling these treatments are insights gained from leading-edge research and clinical trials...


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.


UT Health San Antonio: Advancing Cancer Care For San Antonio

On Sept. 5, 2018, the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center hosted a roundtable discussion with esteemed cancer leaders from UT Health San Antonio and MD Anderson Cancer Center to talk about the impact of cancer in San Antonio and how collaboration in patient care and research is essential to improving not only the outcomes for patients, but how creating a streamlined system of care using proven protocols and processes can best support families and caregivers. These thought leaders and clinicians walked through the rising incidence of the disease in San Antonio. They also laid out plans for how their work together will positively impact patients and their families while focusing on overall cost or “value” of health care spend for this disease that strikes aging and Hispanic populations disproportionately.


Thirdhand Smoke Exposure May Increase Lung Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in California have found a link between thirdhand smoke (THS) exposure and lung cancer risk in mice.


UT Health San Antonio Brings Together the Best in Breast Cancer Treatment at 41st Annual SABCS

More than 7,000 physicians, scientists, investigators and advocates from across the globe will descend on San Antonio the first week in December for the 41st annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).


Baptist Network for Cancer Care: Our Approach to a Patient’s Needs

The prevention and treatment of breast cancer is optimally achieved through a well orchestrated team approach. The Baptist Network for Cancer Care was created more than five years ago to provide Bexar County and South Texas with an efficient and compassionate model to prevent and treat breast cancer. As a result, our Breast Centers have garnered and maintained national recognition and certification of excellence through the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).