CTRC at UT Health Science Center retains its status as a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center
"Keeping the words 'NCI-designated Cancer Center' next to our name is the Good Housekeeping seal of approval from the NCI," said Tyler Curiel, M.D., M.P.H., executive director of the CTRC at the UT Health Science Center and an internationally known ovarian cancer researcher. "We are enormously proud that the quality of our programs has merited this highly competitive designation without interruption since 1991."
The successful renewal follows a rigorous 10-month scientific and administrative evaluation of CTRC programs by a 16-member NCI-appointed review panel made up of directors and scientists from top cancer centers around the country.
"San Antonio and South Texas patients are the winners today, because an NCI-designated Cancer Center gives patients access to the latest, best and potentially most effective drugs and clinical trials to treat their disease," said William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of the Health Science Center. "The close association with the NCI allows NCI-designated Cancer Centers access to information and discoveries, including a pipeline of new treatment possibilities. That's why patients travel long distances to receive care here."
Texas has three NCI-designated Cancer Centers. The CTRC is the only one in South Texas and serves 4.4 million people in the high-growth corridor of Central and South Texas that includes Austin, San Antonio, Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley.
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