Oncology

Having the Hospice Conversation with Your Oncology Patients

Did you know that 44 percent of the hospice population is made up of patients with cancer? A national study found the mean survival for hospice patients to be 29 days longer than non-hospice patients, and it was significantly longer for patients with certain types of cancer who are in...


Solving the Thrombocytopenia Puzzle with Immature Platelet Testing

New advances in hematology testing offer parameters useful in assessing challenging conditions such as thrombocytopenia. The immature platelet fraction (IPF) is an available parameter on analyzers in some laboratories. When used with patient information and platelet counts, the IPF can help the clinician with the differential diagnosis of thrombocytopenia.


Methodist Hospital’s Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Program: Nationally Recognized Care for Adult and Pediatric Patients

With an enduring legacy of excellent outcomes, the Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Program is the destination of choice for patients with bone marrow disease in the San Antonio region and beyond.


A New Center of Excellence Takes Aim at South Texas Liver Cancer Problem

The Texas Liver Tumor Center provides a one-stop location to serve patients with liver cancer and their families.


Cancer Care Centers of South Texas Strengthens Commitment to Women’s Health With Leadership in Breast Cancer Care and Expansion of Gynecologic Cancer Services

Patients like Julie Louviere give oncologists at Cancer Care Centers of South Texas (CCCST) motivation and inspiration.


The Intersection of Groundbreaking Research and Patient-friendly Care

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) welcomes four medical oncologists and a surgical oncologist to its multispecialty group of expert physicians.


Comprehensive Network of Breast Cancer Coverage for All Patients

One in eight women will personally battle breast cancer at some point in life, according to the National Cancer Institute. In 2012, there were an estimated 1,460 total cases in Bexar County, and specialists at Methodist Healthcare provided care for approximately 1,000 women from Bexar County and beyond.


Cancer Care Centers 
of South Texas: Clinical Depth, Geographic Breadth

From the Texas Hill Country to San Antonio to South Texas, Cancer Care Centers of South Texas (CCCST) brings state-of-the-art treatments, personalized, compassionate and comprehensive care, and access to clinical trials — close to where patients live and work.