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October 2017

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C A NCER C A R E CL O SE t o home is now more adva nced, ava i lable and comfortable with the opening of Texas Oncolog y–Sa n A ntonio's new Comprehensive Ca re Center. The 40,000-squa re-foot center is dedicated to giving cancer patients enhanced access to medical and sur- gical oncology services, leading-edge imag ing a nd radiation treatment technolog y, and research and clini- ca l tria ls. Designed to service more than 300 patients a day, it is the largest cancer care center in San Antonio. "At Texas Oncolog y, we believe in persona lized care that treats the whole patient, not just his or her cancer, and the new Comprehensive Care Center will help us achieve that," says Ma nuel Sa ntiago, MD, Texas Oncolog y–Sa n A ntonio Medica l Center. " We are able to provide the best care possible to our patients, with leading edge treatment options, close their loved ones." The center will expa nd Texas Oncolog y–Sa n A ntonio's research and clinica l tria l capabilities, a llowing patients to be treated with FDA-approved treatments but in different combinations, as physicians seek new, effective applications. "Our commitment to resea rch at this location provides patients with access to advanced research and clinical trials, right here in their own community. And, we're able to treat the patient comprehensively by providing a continuum of services," Dr. Santiago says. " We have severa l specia lists in the center that are highly qualified in different areas of cancer care who are immediately available to address the treatment of each patient." With patient-centered care in mind, the center offers innovative medical oncolog y, hematolog y, surgical oncolog y, g ynecologic oncology, radiation oncology, anticoagulation management and other specialized care, with seven procedure rooms, eight lab work rooms, 52 chemotherapy chairs and more than 30 exam rooms. The center will a lso feature advanced radiation capabilities, including the Varian TrueBeam high-dose linear accelerator, which includes on-board CT and fluoroscopy imaging for highly precise treatments. Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is among the precision therapies that will be provided. The advanced cancer care technology is complemented by a full range of supportive services, including a pharmacy, on-site lab, mobile PET/CT and ultrasound imaging capabilities, and an outdoor healing garden. "Our multifaceted approach includes the comprehensive support each patient needs, from expedited consultation to novel treatment options," Dr. Santiago says. "We're passionate about providing our patients with access to a full range of cancer services in a more supportive, comfortable environment." Located at 5206 Research Drive, Texas Oncology–San Antonio Ca ncer Center opened in June, a nd the previous location at 4411 Medical Drive. The center has a staff of 13 physicians, supporting teams of nurses, technicians and administrators. Across the San Antonio area, Texas Oncology's 34 physicians treat approximately 30,000 patients per year at 16 locations in the San Antonio area, including seven in San Antonio, and sites in New Braunfels, Floresville, Hondo, Boerne, Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Pleasanton, Seguin and Uvalde. For additional information, please visit n 1 6❱❱❱❱❱ O N C O L O G Y N E W S Manuel Santiago, MD San Antonio's Comprehensive Care Center TEXAS ONCOLOGY– SPECIAL CLINICAL SECTION: ONCOLOGY 1 6

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