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We are pleased to keep you informed on the latest news from our community cancer centers. Select a search option below by cancer center, physician, media type and year and click the search button to find your results. Items in yellow are audio releases and items in blue are news releases. You can also subscribe to our news release RSS feed to get the latest news.

Texas Urology Specialists' Dr. Jeffrey Toubin Achieves Special Designation for Breakthrough Prostate Enlargement Treatment

12/01/2017
Texas Urology Specialists today announced that Jeffrey Toubin, M.D., FACS, has been designated as a UroLift® Center of Excellence. The designation recognizes Dr. Toubin’s exemplary care and his extensive training and experience with the UroLift System, technology that includes permanent implants for men suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH.

Dr. Andrew Lee Highlights Benefits of Proton Therapy this Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

09/05/2017
As we kick off Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, it’s important to continue the conversation around proton therapy’s potential benefits for prostate cancer patients.

Texas Oncology’s Antonia Pryor Recognized By The American Society For Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

09/01/2017
Antonia Pryor, APRN, FNP-BC, CBCN, AOCNP of Texas Oncology-Fort Worth 8th Ave. has been selected as the recipient of the Annual Meeting Nurse Abstract Award by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

Texas Oncology Available to Patients Impacted By Harvey

08/29/2017

Dallas - In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we are concerned about the needs of all cancer patients impacted by this devastating storm. With the availability of some healthcare facilities disrupted in the near term, and potentially longer term relocations of coast area residents, patients may need interim treatment and care options. 

Texas Oncology has more than 170 locations across the state. If you are a displaced cancer patient and require temporary relocation of your treatment, we can help. Please contact Texas Oncology at 1-888-864-4226.

Poster Presentation at American Association of Physicists in Medicine

07/25/2017

Texas Oncology–San Antonio medical physicists Carlos Esquivel, Ph.D., and Rebecca McInturf participated in an exercise to compare the quality of treatment plans utilizing various tools.

What is Glioblastoma?

07/21/2017
We join the millions of Americans in expressing support for Arizona Senator John McCain and his family following the news of his brain cancer diagnosis.

Texas Oncology–Greenville Named American Cancer Society's Power of Hope Winner

06/16/2017

Texas Oncology–Greenville Lou & Jack Finney Cancer Center volunteers and staff are honored to be named American Cancer Society’s Gordy Platt Power of Hope Award winner, which recognizes their outreach and engagement with area survivors.

Texas Oncology Plans New, Comprehensive Cancer Center in Fort Worth Medical District

06/12/2017

Texas Oncology is in the process of consolidating three existing Forth Worth practices into one comprehensive care center in an effort to deliver quality care to patients in one efficient, patient-focused space. The new, comprehensive cancer treatment center is scheduled to open Spring 2018.

Texas Oncology Opens San Antonio's Largest Comprehensive Cancer Care Center

05/31/2017
Texas Oncology announced today the completion of construction of the largest community comprehensive cancer care center in San Antonio, giving cancer patients enhanced access to medical and surgical oncology services, leading-edge imaging and radiation treatment technology, and research and clinical trials.

Andrew Lee, M.D., MPH, of Texas Center for Proton Therapy Speaks at 56th Annual Conference of the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group

05/04/2017

Andrew Lee, M.D., MPH, of Texas Center for Proton Therapy will give an educational session on Genitourinary prostate cancer on Tuesday, May 9, during the 56th Annual Conference of the Particle Therapy Co-operative Group (PTCOG56).

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Earns Gold Medal In 2017 American Council Of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Awards

04/03/2017

Texas Center for Proton Therapy was awarded a gold medal in this year’s American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Texas Engineering Excellence Awards, held to honor and recognize outstanding achievements within the engineering community.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy hosts annual IBA Proteus Users Meeting 2017

03/15/2017

Texas Center for Proton Therapy is one of the most technologically advanced proton therapy treatment centers in in the world. That’s why the center was selected to host the annual IBA Proteus Users Meeting from Sunday, March 19 to Monday, March 20. Belgium-based IBA is a global leader in proton therapy technology.

Thomas Anderson, M.D. presented with Patriot Award

02/15/2017

Dr. Thomas Anderson of Texas Oncology–Bedford was presented with the Patriot Award, which recognizes the supervisor of a member of the National Guard and Reserve, for allowing Dr. Sandeep Gill the flexibility to hold a full-time position as a civilian, while also serving our country as a Reservist.

New Clinical Partnership Uses Advanced Imaging Methods to Fight Breast Cancer

11/07/2016
In partnership with Seton Healthcare Family, Texas Oncology and Austin Radiological Association, The University of Texas at Austin has embarked on a two-year clinical study to test advanced imaging methods that could provide patients and physicians with new, valuable information on how to treat breast cancer in patients.

Texas Oncology Announces New Comprehensive Care Center in San Antonio

10/26/2016
Texas Oncology today announced details on what will be the largest comprehensive cancer care center in San Antonio, currently under construction at Huebner Road and Research Drive. Texas Oncology’s new 40,000 square foot center is designed to provide complete outpatient cancer treatment services for patients in the San Antonio area.

Dr. Andrew Lee Invited to Make Presentation on the Future of Proton Therapy

09/28/2016
​Texas Center for Proton Therapy Medical Director Dr. Andrew Lee was invited to speak at the IBA Symposium during the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) conference, September 25–27, 2016. 

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Medical Professionals

09/28/2016
Texas Oncology’s Dr. Terri Pustilnik, gynecologic oncologist, enjoys finding time to give back to the community she serves.

Dr. Russell Hoverman Addresses Independent Clinical Oncology Network in South Africa

09/20/2016
The physicians and cancer patients of the Independent Clinical Oncology Network (ICON) and South Africa face many of the same issues that we do here in Texas.

Texas Oncology to Participate in Innovative, Quality Care Program

06/30/2016
Texas Oncology announced today that it has been selected to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Oncology Care Model (OCM), a new initiative introduced by CMS’ Innovation Center, that transforms how cancer care is delivered.

From Surviving to Thriving: Embracing a New Normal After Cancer

05/30/2016

Cancer survivor and Texas Oncology physician Dr. James Petrikas encourages patients to thrive after treatment.

Dr. Andrew Lee Makes International Presentation to Particle Therapy Cooperative Group

05/27/2016

Texas Center for Proton Therapy’s Dr. Andrew Lee was invited to speak at the Particle Therapy Cooperative Group conference. Particle therapy centers from around the globe are represented at this annual international meeting.

Texas Oncology Announces the Addition of Slavisa Gasic, M.D., Ph.D. as Full-Time Oncologist at Texas Oncology-Uvalde

05/23/2016

Texas Oncology announces that Slavisa Gasic, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the practice as a full-time medical oncologist at Texas Oncology-Uvalde. Dr. Gasic specializes in medical oncology and hematology.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Treats First Patient with Isocentric Cone Beam CT and Pencil Beam Scanning

04/19/2016
Texas Center for Proton Therapy and IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.), the world’s leading provider of proton therapy solutions for the treatment of cancer, announce the first patient treated in North America with the center’s high-precision tandem of iscocentric Cone Beam CT (CBCT) guidance and pencil beam scanning in a 360° Proteus®PLUS gantry.

Texas Oncology Says Thank You to Its Community of Support

11/23/2015
Dr. Jerry Barker Jr. of Texas Oncology offers tips for honoring those who selflessly give their time to support patients throughout their cancer journey.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Treats First Patients

11/10/2015

Texas Center for Proton Therapy has delivered proton beam radiation treatment to its first patients, ushering in a new era of technologically advanced treatment to create more cancer survivors in North Texas.

Proton Therapy: Targeting Cancer Cells with Precision and Accuracy

11/09/2015

Doctors are using new treatment methods that significantly reduce side effects, including advanced highly precise radiation called proton therapy.

Cancer Care Centers of South Texas Joins Texas Oncology

10/28/2015
Texas Oncology announced that the physicians of Cancer Care Centers of South Texas (CCCST) are joining Texas Oncology, effective November 1, enhancing cancer treatment services to patients in the San Antonio area.

Texas Oncology-McAllen to Host 8th Annual Walk, Run, & Ride Saturday, October 24

10/15/2015

Texas Oncology-McAllen invites local walkers, runners, and cyclists to participate in the eighth annual Walk, Run, & Ride on October 24, 2015. The event promotes breast cancer awareness, rallies cancer survivors, and raises funds benefiting local nonprofits.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Adds Leading Radiation, Pediatric Oncologist to Experienced Clinical Staff

10/07/2015

Texas Center for Proton Therapy announced today the hiring of three dedicated radiation oncologists with experience in radiation oncology and proton beam cancer treatment, completing the center’s key medical staff.

Allison A. DiPasquale, M.D. Joins Texas Breast Specialist

09/14/2015

Breast surgical oncologist Allison A. DiPasquale, M.D., has joined the leading-edge cancer care team at Texas Breast Specialists. Dr. DiPasquale will practice primarily at Texas Breast Specialists–Methodist Charlton Cancer Center and secondarily at Texas Breast Specialists–Methodist Dallas Cancer Center.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Names Dr. Chang Director of Physics

08/25/2015

Chang Chang, Ph.D., a renowned leader in proton therapy medical physics, has been named director of physics at Texas Center for Proton Therapy. In his new role, Dr. Chang will oversee the physics program at Texas Center for Proton Therapy’s innovative, latest-generation proton therapy.

Immunotherapy: New Treatments Pack a Superpunch

06/29/2015
Dr. Donald Richards of Texas Oncology discusses how immunotherapy acts a "booster shot" to help the body's immune system target and destroy cancer cells.

Texas Oncology-Austin Brain Tumor Center Welcomes Dr. Charles Conrad

06/17/2015

Renowned neuro-oncologist Charles Conrad, M.D., has joined the leading-edge cancer care and research team at the Texas Oncology–Austin Brain Tumor Center. Dr. Conrad comes to Austin from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where he has served as a Professor for the departments of neuro-oncology and experimental therapeutics, medical director of the Brain and Spine Center, and director of clinical operations for the department of neuro-oncology.

Tyler Breast Cancer Conference 2015 to Feature National Experts

03/23/2015

The 18th Annual Tyler Breast Cancer Conference 2015, scheduled for March 27-28 at the Harvey Convention Center, will showcase the latest medical breakthroughs, advancements in prevention, and promising new therapies and treatment regimens for breast cancer.

3D Mammography Arrives in Amarillo

03/02/2015

New 3D mammography offered at Texas Breast Specialists–Amarillo, a first for Amarillo, may save more lives by diagnosing breast cancer at earlier, more treatable stages.

Texas Center for Proton Therapy Names Dr. Andrew K. Lee Medical Director

02/09/2015

Dr. Andrew K. Lee, a renowned leader in oncology and innovator in proton beam therapy cancer treatment, has been named medical director of the Texas Center for Proton Therapy following a global search.

Texas Oncology Physicians Honor Nurses with Contribution to Support Cancer Patients

11/25/2014

The physicians of Texas Oncology recognize a super hero when they see one, and they realize the difference they make. Today, those physicians announced a $60,650 contribution to the Texas Oncology Foundation in honor of Texas Oncology nurses and healthcare teams.

Say #SuperThanks to Nurses and Healthcare Teams

11/12/2014
Dr. Russell Hoverman of Texas Oncology explains the vital and roles nurses play in cancer care by balancing their clinical skills with compassionate care.

Angela Seda, M.D. is the Newest Physician to Join Texas Breast Specialists

11/10/2014

Dr. Angela Seda, a fellowship-trained breast surgeon, has joined the leading-edge cancer care teams at Texas Breast Specialists. She will practice at Texas Breast Specialists–Arlington.

L. Andy Chen, M.D., is the Newest Physician to Join Texas Oncology

11/07/2014

Dr. L. Andy Chen, a specialist in radiation oncology, has joined the cancer care team at Texas Oncology. He will practice at Texas Oncology–Beaumont and Texas Oncology–Jasper, two of Texas Oncology’s more than 150 cancer treatment locations in communities throughout Texas and southeastern Oklahoma.

Texas Oncology Celebrates Nurses, Encourages Others to Say #SuperThanks

11/05/2014

Texas Oncology is celebrating the invaluable role nurses and other healthcare professionals play in treating patients with cancer and other serious illnesses as part of an annual Thanksgiving program recognizing those who are on the front lines with patients and families every day. They are nothing short of super heroes.

Texas Oncology-Fort Worth 8th Ave. Earns Accreditation

10/22/2014

Texas Oncology-Fort Worth 8th Ave. has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Notably, Texas Oncology-Fort Worth 8th Ave. is the first ACR-accredited facility in Tarrant County and is one of only three in North Texas. 

Cyclotron Arrival Marks Milestone in Construction

07/02/2014

Two hundred twenty tons of new hope for cancer patients came to North Texas early today with the arrival of the massive cyclotron at the Texas Center for Proton Therapy. The center, a collaboration of Texas Oncology, The US Oncology Network, and McKesson Specialty Health, is expected to treat its first patients in early 2016.

Texas Oncology–McKinney Adds Radiation Therapy Services to Cancer Treatment Options

05/29/2014

Texas Oncology-McKinney today announced the addition of radiation oncology to its existing suite of leading-edge cancer treatment options, including medical oncology and hematology, beginning on June 5. 

Texas Oncology to Observe National Healthcare Decision Day

04/09/2014

Texas Oncology announced today it will participate in National Healthcare Decision Day in an effort to help patients, healthcare professionals, and the public learn more about the importance of advance care planning.

National Cancer Prevention Month

02/14/2014
Dr. Stephen L. Richey of Texas Oncology explains how one third of cancer deaths can be prevented by simple lifestyle choices and regular screenings.

Texas Oncology Expands Leadership Team to Fuel Future Growth of Physician-Led Practice

02/04/2014

Texas Oncology today announced new executive directors to lead regional and administrative functions for the state’s largest community-based cancer treatment practice. Eight executive directors, all with extensive cancer care management expertise and significant experience with Texas Oncology, will help guide patient care and practice operations as Texas Oncology continues its rapid growth.

Fertility and Cancer

09/30/2013
Dr. Vikas Aurora of Texas Oncology discusses how challenges for women with cancer who want to have children can be overcome with careful planning.

Texas Oncology Joins Leading Global Gynecologic Cancer Research Group

09/19/2013
Texas Oncology and US Oncology Research have been selected as a primary member of a national research cooperative, the Gynecologic Oncology Group.

Hope, Inspiration and Cancer Awareness Reflected in Visual Arts

09/04/2013
The Southlake Arts Council presents "Touches of Hope: Hope, Inspiration and Cancer Awareness Reflected in Visual Arts" from September 8, 2013 through October 31, 2013.

New Blood Cancer Outpatient Treatment Clinic Opened in May At St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

08/20/2013
St. David’s HealthCare and Texas Oncology will bring new treatments to Austin for patients with blood cancers, including bone marrow transplant services.

Aetna, the US Oncology Network and Texas Oncology Make Innovent Oncology Program Available to Medicare Advantage Members in Texas

08/05/2013

Aetna (NYSE: ΑET) and The US Oncology Network announced that all Aetna Medicare Advantage members in Texas now have access to the Innovent Oncology program at Texas Oncology, an affiliate of The US Oncology Network.

An Alternative to Chemotherapy

06/07/2013

There's a new alternative to chemotherapy for certain kinds of cancer that doctors say could one day change the way the disease is treated.

Amarillo Blood and Transplant Program Receives Prestigious Honor

05/08/2013
The Amarillo Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is one of only eight adult stem cell transplant services in Texas accredited for blood stem cell transplants.

US Oncology Research Affiliated Physicians Involved in Innovative Clinical Trial Studies Presented at 2012 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

12/05/2012
US Oncology Research presented the studies at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center during the 2012 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

The US Oncology Network Affiliated Investigators Participate in Programs Featured at the 2012 ASCO Quality Care Symposium

11/27/2012
“Pathways are a critical component in the future of cancer care,” said Debra Patt, M.D., M.P.H., medical oncologist and hematologist with Texas Oncology.

Texas Urology Specialists Conducts Clinical Trial To Fight Prostate Cancer Recurrence

11/07/2012
Texas Urology Specialists began a clinical trial focused on improving localized primary prostate cancer treatment and preventing recurrence.

Texas Oncology Urges Thanks And Support For Cancer Patient Caregivers

11/02/2012
Texas Oncology is highlighting the vital role caregivers play in cancer treatment and encouraging expressions of thanks and support for caregivers.

Giving Thanks to Cancer Caregivers

11/01/2012
With 110,000 patients diagnosed with cancer in Texas each year, a Texas Oncology nurse shares ways to honor the vital role of cancer caregivers. 

New Research from Texas Oncology Uncovers Key to More Targeted Use of High-Cost Cancer Drug

10/24/2012
New research from Texas Oncology examined the drug pegfilgrastim and the most commonly used chemotherapy regimens for breast cancer, including TC and TCH.

Texas Healthcare Organizations Reveal Details of $105 Million Proton Therapy Facility Slated for Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex

09/07/2012
Three Texas healthcare leaders today announced new details of their plan to provide cancer patients with one of the world’s most advanced proton therapy centers.

Texas Oncology–McKinney Opens New Facility and Adds Texas Urology Specialists

07/17/2012
Texas Oncology–McKinney relocated its current practice to provide more space for patient care and comfort and easier access for inpatient services.

Cancer Survivors Invited to Celebrate Life at Free Concert in Sugar Land

04/09/2012
Cancer survivors and their families are invited to celebrate life at the “Peace, Hope, Survive” featuring musician and cancer survivor Charlie Lustman.

Alvaro Restrepo, M.D., Named Public Citizen of the Year

04/09/2012
The Lower Rio Grande Valley chapter of the National Association of Social Workers recently named Dr. Alvaro Restrepo, a medical oncologist at Texas Oncology–McAllen, public citizen of the year at its annual conference.

Cancer Dialogue with Texas Oncology Nurses

03/29/2012
Texas Oncology participates in an American Cancer Society Dialogue program to help cancer patients and their families understand and live with cancer.

Ronald P. Williams, M.D., Joins Texas Oncology

02/01/2012
Dr. Ronald P. Williams has joined the leading-edge cancer care team at Texas Oncology–Austin Midtown, specializing in sarcoma and orthopaedic oncology.

Morris D. Groves, M.D., Joins Texas Oncology

02/01/2012
Dr. Morris D. Groves joins the leading-edge cancer care team at Texas Oncology–Austin Midtown and will lead the Texas Oncology–Austin Brain Tumor Center.

Texas Oncology Marks National Cervical Health Awareness Month

01/01/2012
Dr. Terri Pustilnik of Texas Oncology explains the importance of regular screenings and healthy lifestyle choices to reduce the risk of cervical cancer.