Centers of Excellence

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Cancers We Treat

The highly skilled staff at the Cancer Institute provides comprehensive cancer services, from prevention to treatment.

Cancers are extremely serious. Some cancers will only affect one organ while others will spread throughout the body in various ways. The following information is provided to give you a better understanding of various cancers, which will help you make the best treatment choices.

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Cancer Institute

Programs & Services

We know cancer treatment is a difficult journey, one that affects you physically, psychologically and emotionally. Here, you’ll get the comprehensive care and support you need, close to home.

Comprehensive Lymphedema Service

A multidisciplinary team of experts focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of lymphedema through surgical and non-surgical treatment options.

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Genetic Counseling & Testing

Genetic counseling and testing is now available 
for patients and families concerned about hereditary cancers.

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Gynecologic Oncology

Provides innovative and advanced medical and surgical treatment for patients coping with both precancerous and malignant gynecologic conditions.

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High-Risk Gastrointestinal (HiGi) Cancer High-Risk Program

Programs for screening and surveillance of GI cancers can detect cancer at an earlier stage when it is often curable. We can help assess your cancer risk and design a personal, evidence-based high-risk reduction plan.

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Integrative Health Care & Support Services

Provides supportive and integrative therapies for patients and caregivers during all stages of cancer care.

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Medical Oncology

Provides inpatient, outpatient and consultative services in the fields of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapies, as well as bone marrow transplant and cellular therapies.

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Neuro Oncology

Provides state-of-the-art treatment for patients with tumors (malignant and benign) of the nervous system, including the brain and spine.

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Orthopaedic Oncology

The field of medicine concerned with diagnosis and treatment of cancers in the musculoskeletal system, which includes your bones and soft tissues.

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Palliative Care

Medical specialty that works closely with other physicians and supports patients coping with serious and potentially life-threatening illness.

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Radiation Oncology

Provides state-of-the-art treatment for patients with tumors (malignant and benign) including external beam radiation, stereotactic radiosurgery, and high dose rate brachytherapy.

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Surgical Oncology

Provides advanced surgical treatment options for patients diagnosed with cancer and works closely with other oncology physicians at the Cancer Institute to develop comprehensive and individualized treatment plans.

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Thoracic Oncology

Provides a unique service for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with suspected or known lung, esophageal, and other thoracic cancers. Our pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons collaborate to provide comprehensive and individualized care plans.

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Urologic Cancers

Our interdisciplinary team of cancer specialists offers the best opportunity for cure for urologic cancers.

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Awards & Recognition

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American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers logo

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

American College of Radiology Breast Center of Excellence logo

American College of Radiology Breast Center of Excellence

You don’t have to travel far from home to receive the latest medical advances in cancer care.

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103,000 sq ft facility at 
UT Medical Center campus

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100+ dedicated cancer specialists

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Chemotherapy Suites and Radiation Oncology Services

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Region’s largest center for 
cancer treatment

Featured Practices, Centers, & Clinics

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