David Williams is the first human being ever to have a new radiation treatment implanted in the center of his brain tumor — thanks in part to new technology developed at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
The concept was developed by nuclear medicine physician William Phillips, biochemist Beth A. Goins and Ande Bao, a medical physicist and pharmaceutical chemist. All of the work took place in the School of Medicine at the Health Science Center. Researchers originally considered using the treatment method with patients who had head or neck cancers. Read more.