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Our mission is to provide cancer patients in El Paso, TX with state-of–the-art cancer care, here at home, and access to potentially groundbreaking research and clinical trials. Dr. Zeina Nahleh, is the chief of the division. "The goal of the Hemotology/Oncology Division is to ensure that the citizens of El Paso have a top cancer program available to them that can provide all of the clinical services and research opportunities they deserve, as well as foster education and first rate training of medical students and house staff, as well as community outreach programs.”

Our plan is to work, alongside our partners and colleagues in the medical field and the community, to disseminate the latest information about cancer, raise awareness among the public, dissipate myths and misconceptions about cancer and clinical trials, and grow our clinical and research efforts to make a difference in people’s lives through quality service and research. We believe our programs will allow cancer-related health concerns in El Paso and border community to be addressed.
Our Goals
  • Provide multidisciplinary state-of the art specialized care for new and established patients through our nationally accredited breast and cancer programs by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers(NAPBC) and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (COC)
  • Develop and conduct clinical research trials, through our Cancer Clinical Research Core (CCRC) and our national affiliation with national oncology cooperative groups through Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG -
  • Establish collaborative links with appropriate TTUHSC at El Paso and UTEP basic science programs
  • Provide educational programs and training for medical students, house staff physicians, TTUHSC at El Paso and in the community
Cancer Clinical
Research Core
The Cancer Clinical Research Core (CCRC) Facility is in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC at El Paso) and the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. We are committed to excellence in patient care, working in multidisciplinary teams and collaborating with the community on our research efforts. //more
Contact Division of Hematology-Oncology at Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
TTUHSC Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
Division of Hematology-Oncology
4800 Alberta Ave.
El Paso, TX, 79905

For Breast Cancer
T: 915.215.6040
F: 915.215.5012
For Patient Appointments:
TTUHSC Paul L. Foster School of Medicine,
Division of Hematology-Oncology
Department of Internal Medicine
4800 Alberta Ave.
El Paso, TX, 79905

For Other Cancers and Blood Diseases
T: 915.215.5200
F: 915.215.6670