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]


  1. ^ a b "News | UT Health Science Center San Antonio - UT Health Science Center News". Retrieved 2016-06-16. 
  2. ^ "Tim Duncan Foundation gives assist to CTRC".\accessdate=2016-06-16. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 21, 2009. Retrieved August 10, 2009. 

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Coordinates: 29°30′49″N 98°34′45″W / 29.513535°N 98.579059°W / 29.513535; -98.579059