TEXAS ONCOLOGY NETWORK OFFERS WORLD-CLASS CANCER TREATMENT IN FAMILIAR COMMUNITY SETTING

Dallas, TX , Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Texas Oncology (http://www.texasoncology.com) is one of the nation’s leading cancer treatment networks, offering experienced physicians, advanced technologies, clinical research, and leading-edge treatments to patients in the fight against cancer.

With more than 300 physicians providing care at more than 100 sites of service throughout communities in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, Texas Oncology brings the power and resources of a world-class network to bear for cancer patients and their families every day. Celebrating its 25-year anniversary in 2011, Texas Oncology treats more Texans with cancer than any other provider in the state.

“More than 80 percent of all cancer care is provided in an outpatient setting,” said Dr. Steven Paulson, medical oncologist and president of Texas Oncology. “Our community-based approach enables patients to receive the same caliber of leading-edge treatment as major academic or medical centers at a lower cost and without leaving home and the critical support of family and friends.”

The search for new, more effective treatment options is a primary concern for oncologists, and physicians at Texas Oncology are committed to identifying new treatments through clinical trial research. Through its affiliation with US Oncology and the US Oncology Research network, Texas Oncology participates in innovative clinical trials from Phase I through Phase IV, and has played a role in the development of 42 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved cancer therapies.

The Texas Oncology network also offers a multitude of special services and patient programs. Specialty areas are growing to include related practices such as urology and breast care specialties.

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About Texas Oncology

Texas Oncology delivers high-quality cancer care with leading-edge technology and advanced treatment and therapy options available to help patients achieve “More breakthroughs. More victories.” ® in their fights against cancer, right in their own communities. Texas Oncology, a pioneer in community-based cancer care, is an independent oncology practice with sites of service throughout Texas, southern New Mexico, and southeastern Oklahoma. Related practices include Texas Breast Specialists and Texas Urology Specialists, which focus on all areas of breast and urologic care.