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The Start Center

THE START OF A NEW ERA IN CANCER CARE

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.

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