(March 23, 2010)--The Be the Match Marrow Registry has partnered with UTSA and several community organizations to educate university students about cancer. The Be The Match Marrow Registry helps people who need a life-saving marrow or blood cell transplant. They connect patients, doctors, donors and researchers to resources they need to help more people live longer, healthier lives.
The goal of Cancer Awareness Month and Community Outreach (CAMCO) is to discuss the importance of cancer prevention, early detection and how students can help someone who has been stricken with the disease.
UTSA community members are invited to two events at the Main Campus:
Tuesday, March 23, 7-9 p.m.
Ask the Doctor
Speak with doctors who work with cancer patients and sign up with the Be the Match Marrow Registry
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building atrium
March 24, 7-9 p.m.
Cancer Survivor Panel/Remembrance Wall
Sign up with the Be the Match Marrow Registry Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering Building atrium
"CAMCO is a way to create awareness of cancers that we don't necessarily think about," said Juan Ramos, a UTSA biology student and CAMCO committee member.
With the help of the American Cancer Society, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, volunteer students received training on how to educate others about the disease. With this knowledge, students are coordinating awareness events and educating peers on cancer.
"It's an opportunity to gain or obtain information and become aware of different resources out there, but most importantly, to learn how to prevent certain cancers," said Ramos.
For more information, contact Roger Ruiz, Be the Match community relations specialist, at 210-731-5542.
District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg and State Sen. José Menéndez host a Cultural Conversations event at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures to talk about issues of intolerance and ways to unify the community.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
Known for her unique ability to make sophisticated numbers reveal simple truths, Talithia Williams explores how big data can be used to make smart decisions in education, business, and everyday situations.
Main Building Auditorium, MB 0.104, Main Campus
The UTSA International Conference on Aging inthe Americas seeks to address the important context in understanding how characteristics of physical, social and economic environments give rise to disparities in Latino health in older adults.
UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Bldg. Southwest Room (DB 1.124)
UTSA Mexico Center director Dr. Harriett Romo and program coordinator Olivia Mogollon, along with U.S. and Mexican scholars discuss migration between Mexico and the U.S. during this panel presentation.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
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We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.