Archive for: cancer

 

Livestrong Gives $50 Million to UT’s Medical School

In one of the biggest gifts in UT history, the Livestrong Foundation has pledged $50 million to establish a cancer program at the university’s new Dell Medical...

 
 

To Have and to Hold: A Longhorn Shows Cancer What Love Means

For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health: Millions of couples have spoken those vows. For Jessica Sink-Wilkes, ’11, and her husband...

 
 

Raising the Tail

Jim Allison’s pioneering spirit is pure Texan—and his cancer drug is a global breakthrough.   In 2004, two weeks before her wedding day, 22-year-old Sharon...

 
 

Fighting the Good Fight

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States, responsible for nearly one in every four deaths each year. But it’s got a formidable opponent...

 
 

Staring Down Cancer, Two Longhorn Fans Forge Unlikely Friendship

Sometimes a little burnt orange can bring people together in surprising ways. In the cancer unit of a hospital 1,500 miles from Austin, a 21-year-old UT student...

 
 

Alaska Alumni, Texas 4000 Riders Celebrate in Anchorage

A 4,500-mile, 70-day journey ended Friday for the riders of Texas 4000, the cancer fundraiser that calls itself the longest charity ride in the world. Each summer,...

 
 
Texas 4000 Mourns Teammate, Continues to Fight

Texas 4000 Mourns Teammate, Continues to Fight

Members of Texas 4000 ran Austin's Livestrong Half Marathon in honor of Ruel Bobet. The Texas 4000 team suffered a tragic loss this past weekend, as their beloved...

 
 

UT Researchers Use Proteins to Deliver At-Home Drugs Safely

While most people cringe at the thought of giving themselves a shot, the ability to self-administer drugs has become a top priority in the science world—which...

 
 

UT Men’s Basketball Manager Shows Character After Adversity

As a student equipment manager for The University of Texas Men’s Basketball team, Clay Mello often finds his day full of tasks like hand-steaming jerseys...

 
 

Vince Young-Inspired Survivor Loses Game, Wins at Living

Last week we wrote about Archie Taylor, the 17-year-old high school football star and cancer survivor who says a visit from Vince Young inspired him to win tough...

 
 
November|December 2014
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