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Texas Oncology Opens New Comprehensive Cancer Center in Denton

The new comprehensive cancer center combined the Denton North and Denton South locations to offer patients access to medical oncology, hematology, and radiation therapy services, all at one convenient location.

Texas Oncology Expands Telemedicine Services

Texas Oncology announced on April 2, 2020, a major expansion of its telemedicine services to allow patients to schedule virtual visits with more than 400 physicians and 150 advanced practice providers throughout the statewide cancer care practice.

Texas Urology Specialists Opens First Location in East Texas

Texas Urology Specialists–Longview welcomes four board-certified urologists to its team of experts. The physicians bring 71 years of combined experience in treating urologic conditions.

Precision Health Informatics and Concerto HealthAI to Collaborate on Advanced Precision Medicine Solutions

Concerto HealthAI, the market leader for Real-World Data (RWD) and enterprise AI technology, announced today an agreement with Precision Health Informatics, a subsidiary of community-based cancer care pioneer Texas Oncology, to accelerate the advancement of precision medicine to treat cancer patients.

Texas Oncology to Present Research on Advantages of Integrated Pharmacy Model at ASCO Quality Care Symposium

Physicians from Texas Oncology will present findings from research projects at ASCO Quality Symposium this week highlighting benefits of an integrated pharmacy model, including studies regarding oral oncolytic therapies, compliance and efficacy with anti-nausea medications, and use of pegfilgrastim.

Kelash Bajaj, M.D., Joins Texas Oncology–Odessa

Kelash Bajaj, M.D., has joined the community-based cancer care team at Texas Oncology–Odessa. Dr. Bajaj will practice comprehensive care, providing high-quality, personalized treatments for local patients.   

Texas Oncology Opens New Ultra-Modern Comprehensive Cancer Center in Fort Worth

Texas Oncology has announced the opening of a new, comprehensive cancer center in the heart of Fort Worth’s medical district. Texas Oncology–Fort Worth Cancer Center will offer patients greater convenience with access to medical, gynecologic, and radiation oncology services, all at one location.

Texas Oncology Waco’s Dr. Juan Godinez Earns Accreditation from American College of Radiation Oncology

Texas Oncology’s Waco practice, support staff, and facilities met stringent accreditation review criteria to earn full accreditation from the American College of Radiation Oncology. 

Texas Oncology Receives 2018 PBMI Excellence Award for Care Management Strategies

Texas Oncology has received the 2018 Excellence Award from the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute for its Medically Integrated Pharmacy Management approach to achieve better results in cancer care.

Baylor University Medical Center and Texas Oncology Begin Breakthrough CAR-T Cancer Treatment for Patients with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Baylor University Medical Center and Texas Oncology announced they are now offering CAR-T therapy to treat diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. These providers are working together and are among the first in the nation to treat patients with the only CAR-T cell therapy approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat this form of cancer.

Texas Oncology Earns Accreditation from American College of Radiation Oncology

Texas Oncology physicians, support staff, and facilities met stringent accreditation review criteria to earn full accreditation from the American College of Radiation Oncology. 

In Memoriam – Byron Chesbro, M.D.

The Texas Oncology family is deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Byron Chesbro, who died suddenly and unexpectedly in late February.

Texas Oncology to Expand San Antonio Research Program as Dr. Anthony Tolcher Joins Practice

Texas Oncology announced today that world renowned cancer researcher Anthony Tolcher, M.D. has joined Texas Oncology-San Antonio Medical Center. 

Texas Oncology Available to Patients Impacted By Harvey


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


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


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

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


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


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 Oncology Announces New Comprehensive Care Center in San Antonio

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

​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

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

Texas Oncology to Participate in Innovative, Quality Care Program

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


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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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