Topic: Cancer

LIVESTRONG Foundation Gift to Dell Medical School Allows UT Austin to Surpass $3 Billion Campaign Goal

Aug. 19, 2014

With a $50 million gift from the LIVESTRONG Foundation to the Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin has exceeded its goal of raising $3 billion during the eight-year Campaign for Texas.

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LIVESTRONG Gift Pushes UT Past $3 Billion Goal

Aug. 19, 2014
LIVESTRONG Gift Pushes UT Past $3 Billion Goal

The $50 million gift will establish the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes at the Dell Medical School. Read more about how the partnership will advance a new model of patient-centered care.

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NSAIDs Benefit Overweight Breast Cancer Patients, Study Finds

Aug. 14, 2014

Researchers have determined that postmenopausal overweight or obese breast cancer patients receiving hormone therapy as part of their treatment and who use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin or ibuprofen have significantly lower breast cancer recurrence rates and a sizable delay in time to cancer recurrence.

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Synthetic Molecule Makes Cancer Self-Destruct

Aug. 11, 2014

[caption id="attachment_47242" align="alignright" width="400" caption="Synthetic ion transporters can induce apoptosis by facilitating chloride anion transport into cells."]Synthetic ion transporters can induce apoptosis by facilitating chloride anion transport into cells.[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions have created a molecule that can cause cancer cells to self-destruct by ferrying sodium and chloride ions into the cancer cells.

These synthetic ion transporters, described this week in the journal Nature Chemistry, confirm a two-decades-old hypothesis that could point the way to new anticancer drugs while also benefiting patients with cystic fibrosis.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Computational Medicine Day explores supercomputing in medicine

May 12, 2014

EVENT: The university's first Computational Medicine Day.

WHEN: May 13, 2014.

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