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SA Cancer Foundation Pledges $17 Million To CTRC

UT Health Science Center
Gary V. Woods is the chairman of the board of the San Antonio Cancer Foundation.

It’s being called a landmark gift.

The San Antonio Cancer Foundation is pledging $17 million to support the new affiliation between the University of Texas Health Science Center's Cancer Therapy and Research Centerand M-D Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

The money will be used for physician and faculty recruitment.

​"With this gift, the San Antonio Cancer Foundation want to provide some of the resources needed to help support this affiliation," said Gary V. Woods, chairman of the board of the San Antonio Cancer Foundation. "We are proud to be a part of the new UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The collaboration between the two U-T system cancer centers becomes operational in the summer of 2017.


Wendy Rigby is a San Antonio native who has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. She spent two decades at KENS-TV covering health and medical news. Now, she brings her considerable background, experience and passion to Texas Public Radio.