“We will be able to offer our region the very best care, close to home. This is why we want this affiliation for South Texas.”

– William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, President

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UT Health San Antonio and MD Anderson Cancer Center

Giving to make lives better

Building a LEGACY for the CTRC

Welcome to the CTRC Community.  This new website experience is designed to help anyone who is interested in learning more about cancer prevention, detection, treatments, research and a cure, as well as the many opportunities available to get involved with the CTRC to better help serve San Antonio and all of South Texas.

We hope that you will take a moment to register as a member of our CTRC Community, which will enable you to enjoy the full range of benefits including e-newsletters full of updates on cancer-related discoveries and notices of upcoming public events at the CTRC.

The incredible physicians, scientists, and staff of the CTRC are here to serve you and our community, and this is one way we can give back.  Take advantage of your CTRC by registering today.

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Are you a first-time or returning Alumnus who has yet to sign up for an HSConnect account? Register today to enjoy the full range of benefits, including the Alumni Directory and Class Notes, alumni event e-mails and e-newsletters. Update your personal profile information and connect with your classmates.

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Ed and Linda Whitacre


A Gift of Hope

A $1 million gift from Ed and Linda Whitacre will support the pilot cancer therapeutic clinical trials program at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) as well as fund an education and awareness campaign to highlight the clinical trials and expertise available to patients battling cancer.

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Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D.


When the doctor becomes the patient

What goes through the mind of a cancer doctor who learns he has cancer? Ian M. Thompson Jr., M.D., director of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center, wasn’t as worried as was his wife, Donna, about the odd spot on his right ear. In reality, he didn’t have to go too far.

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CTRC Foundation


CTRC Foundation gives $10.2 million for cancer research

The CTRC Foundation is stemming the tide of this deadly disease with a transformational $10.2 million gift to the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, to advance and expand cancer research and care.

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Larry Hedtke


Hard-working Karnes City rancher, Larry Hedtke, 65, had undergone chemotherapy, surgery and even a stem cell transplant. Nut none could stop his deadly multiple myeloma from recurring. Then his doctor suggested he enroll in a clinical trial at the Cancer Therapy & Reasearch Center of a drug called carfilzomib, and in January 2014, Hedtke joined the study through the CTRC’s Institute for Drug Development.

Today, Hedtke reports he is feeling great and closer to normal.

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Survivor + Activist = Philanthropist

Annabelle Jones

In the summer of 1989 Annabelle Jones’ spirit was tested when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Bravely, Jones beat breast cancer and believes research at the CTRC played a major role in her survival. Most recently, she made the decision to endow the CTRC with a bequest through her will to be used for breast cancer research. 

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Family’s goal is to beat cancer

Harold and Sara McDonald

When Harold McDonald was diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer, rather than “just get his affairs in order” as was suggested, he decided to fight the disease. With treatment at the CTRC, he was able to spend more quality time with his family and participated in many activities including walking his daughter down the aisle at her wedding.

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