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2019 Article Archive

Dr. Eugene P. Frenkel, pioneering oncologist who led UT Southwestern’s Division of Hematology and Oncology for 30 years, dies


Dr. Eugene P. Frenkel, an internationally recognized cancer researcher and admired clinician and educator who pioneered UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Division of Hematology and Oncology, died June 21, 2019. He was 89.

Finding the truth


Brian Duncan did it all in his early years: professional football, bull riding, and boxing. Decades later, he’s participating in a study with UT Southwestern that looks at the long-term cognitive effects that concussions may have on athletes.

Underenrollment in clinical trials: Patients not the problem


The increasing sophistication of cancer treatments threatens to outpace the ability of health care providers to enroll patients in clinical trials to test those therapies.

Commentary: How PTSD changed the way I care for pregnant women


PTSD can develop from a traumatic pregnancy or birth event like miscarriage, preterm delivery, or pregnancies that involve complex infant care.

UT Southwestern Medical School students named DFW Schweitzer Fellows


Seven UT Southwestern Medical School students have been selected Dallas-Fort Worth Albert Schweitzer Fellows for projects addressing digital literacy, smoking cessation, health care navigation, and health care access.

Honored for his work in cancer care, Dr. Johnson is himself a cancer survivor


Dr. David Johnson was honored as one of 15 Giants of Cancer Care at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago on Friday, May 30.

UT Southwestern develops test to predict immunotherapy response in kidney cancer


A novel imaging test shows promise for identifying kidney cancer patients most likely to benefit from immunotherapy.

International team identifies potential therapeutic target for sepsis


Researchers and collaborators made a key discovery regarding cellular processes that block pathways in immune cells that lead to sepsis.

UT Southwestern globally ranked top healthcare institution in biomedical sciences by Nature Index


For a second consecutive year, UT Southwestern Medical Center is the top institution internationally within the “healthcare” category for publishing high-quality scientific research, according to the recently released Nature Index 2019 Annual Tables.

E-cigarette use climbing among cancer patients and cancer survivors


Usage of e-cigarettes, also called “vaping,” has medical experts concerned because of the addictive nicotine and potentially harmful toxins they deliver.