MD Anderson looking to provide cancer treatment in San Antonio | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The University of Texas Health Science Center has launched discussions with MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to explore ways to expand cancer services in San Antonio, an executive vice chancellor confirmed today. Collaboration between the two health care institutions would allow San Antonio residents traveling to MD Anderson for cancer treatment to receive much of that care closer to home, said Dr. Raymond Greenberg, the UT System’s executive vice chancellor for health affairs. “UT Medicine and the Cancer Therapy & Research Center are evaluating ways to increase access to cancer services for the residents of San Antonio and the surrounding region,” said Dr. Francisco Gonzáles-Scarano, the health science center’s executive vice president for medical affairs, in a statement released today. “Part of this work includes assessing opportunities with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a fellow UT entity, on possibilities to enhance the patient experience, deliver additional needed cancer services to residents and complement the advanced care and research provided in this market,” he said.