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Local Cancer Researcher Wins 'Provocative Questions' Grant

UT Health San Antonio
Tyler Curiel, MD, has been awarded a five-year, $3.3 million dollar grant from the National Cancer Institute.

A San Antonio cancer researcher has won a grant worth more than three million dollars to work in the cutting edge field of immunotherapy.

Tyler Curiel, MD, of UT Health Cancer Center was awarded what’s called a “provocative questions” grant from the National Cancer Institute.

Curiel’s initial focus is on melanoma and ovarian cancer.

Local patients will help test drugs designed to recruit the body’s own immune system to target tumor cells and potentially kill the cancer.

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.