Cancer Therapy & Research Center

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The CTRC is a major component of the University of Texas Health Science Center.

Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC), founded in 1974, is one of three leading academic research and treatment centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in Texas.[1]

CTRC Serves more than 4.4 million people in the high-growth corridor of Central and South Texas including Austin, San Antonio, Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley. CTRC handles more than 120,000 patient visits each year, and has a faculty staff of 140.[1]

The CTRC Institute for Drug Development (IDD) is internationally recognized for conducting the largest oncology Phase I clinical drug trials program in the world. Fifteen of the cancer drugs most recently approved by the Food & Drug Administration underwent development or testing at the IDD.

CTRC is also a component of the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio which is located adjacently.

CTRC has received support from celebrities such as Tim Duncan[2] and Lance Armstrong.[3]

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  1. ^ a b http://www.uthscsa.edu/hscnews/singleformat.asp?newID=3167
  2. ^ http://sanantonio.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/stories/2005/02/21/daily26.html
  3. ^ http://www.livestrong.org/site/c.khLXK1PxHmF/b.3458627/k.D1F7/Bus_Tour_of_Prop_15.htm