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Texas Oncology–Tyler Celebrates 25 Years of Caring for East Texas Cancer Patients

Publication: KLTV-TV (ABC, Tyler)

Texas Oncology–Tyler is celebrating 25 years of being a community-based cancer care center and premier research institution.

The center was founded in 1994 by Dr. Gary Kimmel who died in 2018.

Over the past 25 years, Texas Oncology–Tyler has evolved into a leading research site, providing East Texans with access to notable clinical trial and breakthrough treatments.

"The beauty of having a community-based cancer center is it allows patients to not be isolated. When you are getting cancer therapy, you sometimes have to visit doctors two or three times a week. This allows people to stay close to home, close to family, close to things that are familiar, said Dr. Mark Saunders, a radiation oncologist at Texas Oncology–Tyler radiation.

Robin Gilliam said that was what made her choose the center when she needed treatment.

“When I got sick the first time, I heard my dad in the hall saying let’s just take her to Houston, and I called my dad in the room and said I don’t want to go anywhere. I want to stay home as long as i can," she said.

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