Cancer Therapy & Research Center

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The University of Texas Health Science Center
7979 Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Phone: 800.3401.2872
Email Address: onctrial@idd.org

Founded in 1974 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, the Cancer Therapy & Research Center started as a freestanding outpatient clinic that provided state-of-the-art radiation therapy. The Cancer Therapy & Research Center had a mere 15 employees and an $186,000 operating budget. Since then, the Cancer Therapy & Research Center has handled over one million patient visits from every corner of the earth. Today the Cancer Therapy & Research Center is considered one of America’s leading cancer centers.

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center is affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center. In fact, the two entities merged recently to create one solid cancer therapy and research center. Together, the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) and the University of Texas Health Science Center (UT Health Science Center) is now a National Cancer Institute Designated Cancer Center with a mission to “conquer cancer through research, prevention and treatment.” Because CTRC is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center it is recognized for scientific excellence and for extensive resources focused on cancer. CTRC is also affiliated with the The Southwest Oncology Group (SOG).

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center uses multidisciplinary/comprehensive clinical care, state-of-the art-technology, and breakthrough research to treat all different types of cancer from A-Z. In addition to mesothelioma and other cancers of the lung, the Cancer Therapy & Research Center treats colon cancer, pulmonary cancers, breast cancer, prostate cancer, head and neck cancers, pancreatic cancer, esophageal cancer, hepatic cancer, renal cancer, bladder cancer, brain cancer, malignant melanoma, lymphoma, and more.

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center uses a wide variety of cancer diagnostic and detection methods including X-Ray, CT scan, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), digital mammography, virtual colonoscopy, and sentinel node mapping. Once the cancer care specialists at CTRC diagnose the type of cancer and stage, treatment follows which may include a combination of surgery and several treatments. The Cancer Therapy & Research Center treatments include: surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, as well as clinical trials.

At any given time, CTRC has dozens of clinical trials in progress. Clinical research trials are conducted at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center Institute for Drug Development. Each patient participating in a research study is individually evaluated. For more information about the Cancer Therapy & Research Center Institute for Drug Development clinical trials contact the Patient Referral Coordinator, Drug Development Program at 210.450,5798 (phone), 210.616.5844 (fax) or onctrial@idd.org (email).