Division of Hematology/Oncology
Our mission is to first, provide cancer patients in El Paso with state-of-the-art cancer care and access to potentially groundbreaking research and clinical trials, here at home. We are committed to ensuring that the citizens of El Paso have a top cancer program available to them that provides all the excellent clinical services and research opportunities that they deserve. Second, to foster education and first rate training of medical students, residents and soon fellows, as well as develop community outreach and educational programs.
Our plan is to provide multidisciplinary excellent cancer care and 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 cancer programs will help address cancer-related health concerns in El Paso and the border community.
Provide multidisciplinary state-of-the art specialized care for newly diagnosed and established cancer patients through our nationally accredited 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 trials, through our Cancer Clinical Research Core (CCRC) and our “affiliate membership ” with SWOG (formerly Southwest Oncology Group - http://swog.org) one of the largest national oncology cooperative groups
Establish collaborative links with appropriate clinical and basic science programs at TTUHSC and locoregionally
Participate in the training of medical students and housestaff at TTUHSC and in community outreach and education
We are committed to providing cancer patients with access to the most advanced cancer clinical trials and promoting cancer education in the community. //more