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Texas Oncology–Denton Welcomes Dr. Gary Lu

February 22, 2022

Gary Lu, M.D., Ph.D., hematologist and medical oncologist, is now seeing patients at Texas Oncology–Denton. Dr. Lu discusses his outlook on the future of cancer treatment and what he wants patients to know about him.

What inspired you to pursue degrees in both medicine and pharmacology/toxicology?

As a medical doctor, a key part of my job is prescribing medicine for my patients. By having an additional level of knowledge and understanding in pharmacology/toxicology, I have the capability to further personalize treatments for my patients by choosing the right medicine and dosages for better outcomes.

What excites you most about joining an organization like Texas Oncology?

I’m excited to join Texas Oncology to be able to bring patient- centered, high-quality cancer care, along with my compassion, knowledge, and skills to the patients in this community.

What do you think the future of cancer treatment will look like?

I believe the future of cancer treatment will be personalized and molecular based. This means the choice of medicine will not just be based on the type of cancer we are treating, but it will also depend on the unique DNA structure changes in each patient’s cancer cells.

Cancer research is constantly evolving and advancing our understanding of treating cancer. Stay strong, be optimistic, and know that we will fight your cancer together."

If you could tell prospective patients one thing, what would it be?

I would like my patients to know that cancer management and outcomes are very different now than in the past. Cancer research is constantly evolving and advancing our understanding of treating cancer. Stay strong, be optimistic, and know that we will fight your cancer together.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to spend time with my family in my free time. I also love outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, and kayaking.


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