Our world-renowned physicians from UT Health San Antonio's Division of Hematology-Oncology partner with University Children's Health Pediatric Blood & Cancer Center to provide greater access to the most cutting edge, personalized cancer treatment options available today. The Pediatric Blood & Cancer Center is the only nationally recognized hemophilia treatment center in the region, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and offers children affected by blood disorders with a level of care unparalleled by any other pediatric hematology team in San Antonio and South Texas. University Children's Health Pediatric Blood & Cancer Center is also home to our Sickle Cell & Thalassemia Center and our Comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Center.
Our National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program
The Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at UT Health San Antonio is the primary grant recipient of the Texas Pediatric Minority Underserved NCI Community Oncology Research Program (TP MU NCORP). The grant supports clinical research infrastructure for five Children's Oncology Group (COG) programs within Texas. The program is a national network that brings cancer clinical trials and cancer care to people in their communities. It covers a large catchment area that includes the entire Texas-Mexico border, a portion of Central and West Texas as well as the southern portion of New Mexico. The grant provides support for the research infrastructure necessary to:
- Decrease healthcare disparities through the improvement of access to NCI clinical trials for children, adolescents and young adults (AYAs) diagnosed with cancer living in the catchment area.
- Decrease healthcare disparities through Cancer Care Delivery Research (CCDR) aimed at identifying and modifying provider and healthcare system factors impacting cancer care.
The NCORP network designs and conducts clinical trials in the following focus areas:
- cancer prevention
- supportive care and symptom management
- health-related quality of life
- cancer care delivery
To learn more about NCORP, visit their website.