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UT Health Cancer Center Wins $9.1 Million Grant

Wendy Rigby
Texas Public Radio
Breast and prostate cancer are targets of the National Cancer Institute grant.

Breast and prostate cancer are the targets of a new 9 million dollar grant from the National Cancer Institute to the UT Health Cancer Centerin San Antonio.

UT Health is one of nine members of the Cancer Systems Biology Consortium.

Other members of the consortium include Stanford, Yale, MIT, Columbia, University of California at San Francisco, University of Utah, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Oregon Health & Science University.

Credit UT Health San Antonio
The UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center used to be called the Cancer Therapy and Research Center.


The five-year grant will fund work by experimental and computational scientist who will study ways to come up with new, individualized therapies for cancer patients.

​To read the entire announcement from UT Health San Antonio, clickhere.

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.