TYLER, TX – A new standard of cancer care is now close to home with the opening of UT Health Northeast MD Anderson Cancer Center in Tyler. As the newest member of the MD Anderson Cancer Network®, the center joins six U.S. partner healthcare institutions and three international facilities united by one mission: to end cancer.
Enhanced local access to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s multi-disciplinary approach, treatment innovations, and standards of care are the hallmarks of this partnership. In the future, as the program expands, select clinical trials and other research opportunities will be added.
“When the vision of expanding our cancer program was conceived 10 years ago, there were fewer than 4,000 people in Northeast Texas diagnosed with cancer that year. This year, more than 10,000 people are expected to be diagnosed,” said UT Health Northeast President Dr. Kirk Calhoun.
“This partnership will significantly impact our families, friends and communities – reducing cancer rates and improving outcomes,” he said. “For adult patients in Northeast Texas and parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma, truly exceptional cancer care is now easier to access and more convenient to home.”
This most recent partnership between the two UT institutions is the result…
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