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The Start Center


At the START Center, cancer patients are being treated with some of the most advanced treatments and technology available. The new START Center combines sophisticated treatment modalities & one of the world’s largest and most active Phase I clinical trial programs.The center represents the union of South Texas Oncology and Hematology (STOH) and South Texas Accelerated Research Therapeutics (START), which now share a name and are together for the first time since they joined forces in 2007.

The physicians of the START Center aim to usher in a new era in cancer treatment, one that combines customized, streamlined cancer treatment with groundbreaking, accelerated drug development efforts. The center houses a full spectrum of clinical care for cancer patients, including chemotherapy, state-of-the-art radiation therapy, hormonal therapy and wellness programs. It also is home to an internationally renowned Phase I clinical trials program, where more than 40 promising new drugs are now being tested for the first time in patients.