Construction of a $350 million cancer center
Baylor Health Care System undertook a $350 million project to create a new cancer center at Baylor University Medical Center. The new Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center includes advanced facilities for clinical research, patient care and training the next generation of cancer specialists. The new building opened in spring 2011.
At Baylor, we focus research efforts on our clinical programs so that we can translate basic research into new patient treatments as quickly as possible. Today, Baylor Sammons Cancer Center, in collaboration with Texas Oncology, Mary Crowley Research Center and Baylor Research Institute, is engaged in more than 200 research studies on 27 types of cancer. Many are yielding effective new treatments for patients.
With these advances, providers need the education to keep up with the latest developments. As the field of oncology has become more sophisticated, Baylor has responded with graduate medical education that keeps our professional staff on the leading edge of cancer care. Continuing medical education for practicing physicians and nurses is based on sound research and best practices.
For more information, please contact the Foundation at 214.820.3136 or Foundation@BaylorHealth.edu.