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The Source: San Antonio Pioneering Brain Cancer Treatment


David Williams was diagnosed with brain cancer last fall. The cancer was attacked with radiation and chemotherapy and then removed. But it was back within the year.

Rather than go through the harsh regimen again, doctors from the Cancer Therapy & Research  Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center suggested a new treatment. A treatment that would turn Williams, a 54 year-old Natalia man, into what is essentially, a guinea pig. 

Dr. Andrew Brenner, a neuro-oncologist, is running a trial on the new process that combines liposomes, or fat cells, with radiation. The fat cells are then injected directly into the cancer.

What could the results of this treatment mean?


  • Dr. Andrew Brenner, Neuro-oncologist with the UT Health Science Center
  • David Williams, cancer patient who received new treatment
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