Founded in 1986, Texas Oncology is a pioneer in high quality community-based cancer care. Texas Oncology is an independent oncology practice with more than 420 physicians and 175 locations across Texas and southeastern Oklahoma, including 48 comprehensive cancer centers. Texas Oncology’s community-based approach of integrated subspecialty oncology care enables patients to receive leading-edge treatment while living at home and receiving the critical support of family and friends. More than 50,000 new cancer patients were treated at Texas Oncology last year.
Leading innovation in quality cancer care for Texans
Texas Oncology uses evidenced-based best practices to guide patient treatment across the network in a program known as Pathways, in collaboration with the National Cancer Collaborative Network. Texas Oncology physicians use these Pathways and programs to support genetic risk assessment, disease management, cancer survivorship, and advance care planning to improve the quality of the patients’ cancer journey.
At our comprehensive cancer centers, our patients access much of their treatment under one roof from a knowledgeable and supportive cancer care team, including chemotherapy, patient navigation, social services, financial consultation, radiation, access to clinical trials, X-rays, PET, CT, other diagnostic imaging, lab, and pharmacy services.
Texas Oncology was selected to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Oncology Care Model (OCM), a new initiative that transforms how cancer care is delivered. The OCM emphasizes the overall experience and outcomes for patients.
Participation in leading-edge clinical trials
Patients who are treated at Texas Oncology have the opportunity to participate in some of the most promising national clinical trials for a broad range of cancers. Texas Oncology is affiliated with US Oncology Research, which has played a role in nearly 60 FDA-approved cancer-fighting drugs, about one-third of cancer therapies approved by the FDA to date. At any given time, more than 150 national clinical trials are open throughout the network.
Wide scope of oncology subspecialties offer a broad range of services
Fourteen specialties enhance the portfolio of cancer services Texas Oncology provides to the communities served. Specialties include Austin Brain Tumor Center, blood and marrow transplant, genitourinary oncology, gynecologic oncology, hematology, medical oncology, orthopaedic oncology, pediatric oncology, radiation oncology, Texas Breast Specialists, Texas Center for Proton Therapy, Texas Interventional Radiology Center, Texas Oncology Surgical Specialists, and Texas Urology Specialists. In addition, 210 certified oncology nurses work across the practice to meet the unique needs of oncology patients.
Texas Center for Proton Therapy in Irving, Texas, provides physicians another advanced radiation treatment option. The center offers pencil-beam scanning and image-guided proton therapy, treating cancer with proton beams as small as two millimeters wide. The technology targets cancer cells with extreme precision, while minimizing damage to healthy tissue and allowing many patients to maintain quality of life during and after treatment.
Integration of health technology platforms to enhance care delivery and population health
Texas Oncology is a leader in innovative healthcare programs to reduce the cost of care and improve population health.
Texas Oncology’s Genetic Risk Evaluation and Testing Program provides an in-depth cancer risk assessment for individuals with a significant personal and/or family history of cancer.
Texas Oncology offers blood and marrow transplant services in Austin and two locations in Dallas.
Texas Oncology connects patients with resources such as nutritional counseling, social services, financial counseling, and support groups.