Since it opened in 2006, the doctors and researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine have been providing cancer patients in the Houston, Texas region the care and attention they need to combat their conditions. Now, thanks to a prestigious new distinction from the National Cancer Institute, the Baylor Cancer Center will have access to even more of the resources and equipment they need to tend to their patients.
On July 30, the Baylor College of Medicine was officially designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the NCI. Since this designation was first conceived in 1971, only 43 institutions in the country have attained the coveted title of Comprehensive Cancer Center. In Texas, the second most populous state in the Union, there are only two other such centers available to cancer patients. By contrast, California has seven NCI designated comprehensive cancer centers.
Dr. Kent Osborne, director of the Baylor Cancer Center, weighed in on the impact of the hospital’s new designation in a recent interview with the Houston Chronicle. “Baylor’s new designation will expand opportunities for research and patient access to state-of-the-art clinical care,” said Osborne.
With this designation, Baylor will join the MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide industry-leading care for patients in Houston. Along with its new title, the Baylor Cancer Center will also receive a 5 year grant worth $14.5 million dollars to devote to new equipment and care services.
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