The Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio Overview
It’s all about research, prevention and treatment at the The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. As one of the world’s premier cancer research and treatment centers, the CTRC provides total patient care, ground-breaking research, state-of-the-art technology and multidisciplinary services to help patients fight cancer – and win.
Although the CTRC is one of the elite academic cancer centers in the country, it focuses on the patient as much as it does on the disease. It is one of only four cancer centers in Texas to be named a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated Cancer Center and conducts one of the largest oncology Phase I clinical drug programs in the world.
Services at the CTRC include medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, outpatient surgery, Phase I/II/III clinical trials, imaging services, psychology, pre-clinical and clinical research, cancer prevention and education classes and a variety of groups to help patients find all the help they may need. Some of the specialized serviced include on-cite cancer screening, disease specific clinics specializing in sarcoma, geriatric oncology, gastrointestinal oncology, thoracic oncology, breast health, prostate oncology, neuro-oncology, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy and more.