New study looks at long-term outcomes and costs of high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer treatment

March 31, 2021

  GALVESTON, TEXAS -- A new research study leveraging a database from the largest equal access health system in the US, the Department of Veteran Affairs, offers insight into the outcome of specific treatment patterns for advanced bladder cancer patients. Lead author Dr. Stephen Williams of the University of Texas Medical Branch says it is one of the first comprehensive studies looking at both the outcomes and the costs of treating a potentially lethal and devastating type of bladder cancer.    The study was published today in JAMA Network Open, a medical journal focused on clinical care, and healthcare innovation.   The study looked at the results of using bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) therapy for patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). The analysis involved 412 high-risk NMIBC patients culled from a database of 63,139 patients diagnosed with bladder cancer who had received more than one dose of BCG within VA... more »

Combination Therapy Protects Against Advanced Marburg Virus Disease

March 26, 2021

  A new study conducted at the Galveston National Laboratory at the  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) has shown substantial benefit to combining monoclonal antibodies and the antiviral remdesivir against advanced Marburg virus. The study was published today in Nature Communications.   “Marburg is... more »


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Elemental September 18, 2020

 Elemental, Sept. 18, 2020 (Reach: 887K)  UTMB’s Vineet Menachery was named one of the 50 people to follow during a pandemic by Elemental, a health and science... more »

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UTMB honors five with Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award

June 12, 2018

GALVESTON, Texas – The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston recently recognized five alumni for their accomplishments by presenting them with the Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award. Established in 1965, the ASDA Award is the hightest honor bestowed by the School of Medicine... more »

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New study looks at long-term outcomes and costs of high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer treatment

March 31, 2021

  GALVESTON, TEXAS -- A new research study leveraging a database from the largest equal access health system in the US, the Department of Veteran Affairs, offers insight into the outcome of specific... more »

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Understanding vaccines inside and out

Galveston County Daily NewsMay 8, 2019

The Galveston County Daily News, May 8, 2019 In this installment of Vaccine Smarts, Megan Berman and Richard Rupp explain how vaccines work; suggesting that readers think of it as their body’s defense system getting secret information about the enemy before the battle even begins. [See the... more »

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