About Our Location
Welcome to Texas Oncology-Deke Slayton Cancer Center. Our acclaimed staff of medical professionals provides patients with the most advanced, patient-friendly cancer treatment and cancer care available. Patients of Texas Oncology-Deke Slayton Cancer Center benefit from our leading-edge medical services and our participation in innovative research programs. In addition, our support services team is committed to addressing the educational, emotional, financial, and nutritional needs of our patients during their cancer treatment. We deliver all of this with a level of personalized care and convenience not typically found in large metropolitan facilities.
Texas Oncology-Deke Slayton Cancer Center was named after Mr. Deke Slayton, known by many as the "father figure for the original seven astronauts." Mr. Slayton was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 1992 and succumbed to his illness in 1993. Due to Mrs. Bobbie Slayton's interest in quality cancer care, she was approached by Texas Oncology in 2000 and agreed to allow the cancer center to bear Mr. Slayton's name.
We treat all types of cancer, from the most prevalent forms such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer and lung cancer to any of more than 200 forms of cancer identified by the medical community. We offer a full range of leading-edge treatment options at high levels of care and convenience. We strive to bring brighter futures to cancer patients and help improve cancer survival rates.
Texas Oncology-Deke Slayton Cancer Center has the resources to help you fight your battle with cancer. We are a proud member of Texas Oncology, the pioneer in community-based, outpatient and multidisciplinary cancer centers. Texas Oncology’s network includes leading cancer treatments such as radiation oncology, PET/CT, SRS, HDR and IMRT.
If you are a newly-diagnosed patient, our website may provide you with important resources. Our reference area will allow you to learn about the types of cancer treatments available for many types of cancer and what chemotherapy or radiation treatment may mean for your fight against cancer. You’ll also find a glossary of cancer terms and helpful videos on what to expect during chemotherapy.