Mission Statement
The mission of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center is to conquer cancer through research, prevention and treatment.

To be one of the world’s premier cancer research and treatment centers dedicated to the development of novel therapies, compassionate and comprehensive care, outreach to the diverse communities we serve, prevention of disease and promotion of wellness, and an uncompromising commitment to understanding the complex nature of cancer, its causes and consequences.

World-class comprehensive care
CTRC's total patient care system which consists of break-through research, state-of-the-art tools and technology and multidisciplinary clinical care delivered through a team of world-class physicians, laboratory scientists and other medical professionals allows it to seamlessly translate the latest research findings more efficiently and directly to patients. We treat the cancer, and care for the patient. And our scientists and doctors are committed to conquering cancer one patient at a time.

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Company: Cancer Therapy and Research Center
Website: www.ctrc.net
Address: 7979 Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, TX 78229
The Cancer Therapy & Research Center, one of the nation’s premier cancer centers, first opened its doors in 1974 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing the community with outpatient radiation therapy. More than four decades later, CTRC continues to serve – in a vastly expanded capacity – residents of San Antonio and South Texas, as well as patients from across the U.S., northern Mexico and other countries around the globe.

Cancer Therapy & Research CenterThe organization got its start in 1972 as the Radiation Therapy & Research Foundation of South Texas. Two years later, it opened its doors as the Cancer Therapy & Research Center on a two-acre tract adjacent to Methodist Hospital. Adding medical oncology (chemotherapy) to the treatment offerings, the facility soon needed room to expand and obtained rights from the San Antonio Medical Foundation to 14 acres at the corner of Wurzbach and Floyd Curl drives.

Over the years the new campus, which opened in 1995, grew incrementally to include the interconnected Burton and Miriam Grossman Building, the Roger and Cherry Zeller Building, and the Urschel Tower, plus a 550-car parking garage. As the square footage grew, so did the services offered, the expertise of the staff, and the affiliations that further broadened CTRC’s scope.

In 1991, CTRC launched its Institute for Drug Development. By 1992, the IDD made its home in the Alice P. McDermott Building in the Texas Research Park located off of Potranco Road outside Loop 1604 on the San Antonio's West Side. The IDD’s mission is to develop new treatments for patients with cancer through integration of research programs of excellence in the translational and clinical sciences.

Since its inception CTRC had collaborated in cancer treatment and prevention research with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In 1991 the National Cancer Institute (a part of the National Institutes of Health) began funding the two institutions (know at that time as the San Antonio Cancer Institute or "SACI") as a designated cancer center. The institute today maintains the prestigious designation as an NCI cancer center and is working toward reinstatement of comprehensive status. The latter was withheld in 2001 with suggestions from NCI to focus more on translational research and population sciences.

On December 17, 2007, the CTRC became a center of the UT Health Science Center through authorization of The University of Texas System Board of Regents. The San Antonio Cancer Institute name has been discontinued. The CTRC at the UT Health Science Center is now the NCI-designated cancer center.

The CTRC Made Simple
The CTRC is a multidisciplinary, comprehensive cancer center. CTRC physicians come together in one central location to treat patients as a team in disease-specific multidisciplinary clinics. At these clinics, patients are treated not by generalists, but by physicians and staff specially trained in these particular types of cancer. This structure brings together all necessary medical specialists – including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and surgical oncologists – to build the treatment team around the patient in a convenient, one-stop approach. CTRC offers a full spectrum of clinical and support services to meet the medical, nutritional, emotional and spiritual needsof the patient, from diagnosis through treatment, rehabilitation, discharge and follow-up care.

The CTRC is an outpatient facility; community hospital beds are used when needed.

Office Locations/Subsidiaries:
CTRC South Texas Medical Center Campus
7979 Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, TX 78229

Institute for Drug Development (West Campus)
Texas Research Park
14960 Omicron Drive
San Antonio, TX 78245