Ian M. Thompson, MD
CTRC Director
Professor, Department of Urology
Glenda and Gary Woods Distinguished Chair in GU Oncology
Henry B. and Edna Smith Dielman Memorial Chair in Urologic Science

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Tim Hui-Min Huang, Ph.D.
CTRC Deputy Director
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Medicine

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Welcome to the CTRC, the premiere cancer treatment and research center in Central and South Texas. Patient care is our number one priority at the CTRC and we look forward to assisting you in any way we can -- whether it's simply with information or perhaps a second opinion on treatment for yourself or a family member. We have some of the world's leading experts in different types of cancer, as well as an integrated, multi-disciplinary care team that means more physicians, technicians and specialists are looking at each and every case, making sure it is the optimal treatment plan.

We also conduct research and clinical trials, teaming with the National Cancer Institute, the National Institutes of Health and other universities to discover new cures and treatments for cancer.

We are here for cancer patients, their families and physicians. Please let us know how we can help.


The mission of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center is to conquer cancer through research, prevention and treatment.


To be one of the world's premier cancer research and treatment centers dedicated to the development of novel therapies, compassionate and comprehensive care, outreach to the diverse communities we serve, prevention of disease and promotion of wellness, and an uncompromising commitment to understanding the complex nature of cancer, its causes and consequences.

World-class comprehensive care

CTRC's total patient care system which consists of break-through research, state-of-the-art tools and technology and multidisciplinary clinical care delivered through a team of world-class physicians, laboratory scientists and other medical professionals allows it to seamlessly translate the latest research findings more efficiently and directly to patients. We treat the cancer, and care for the patient. And our scientists and doctors are committed to conquering cancer one patient at a time.


The UT Health Science Center and its Cancer Therapy & Research Center hold diversity as a core value. In this context, we are mindful of all aspects of human differences, such as socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, geography, disability and age.

At the UT Health Science Center and CTRC, inclusion is a core element for successfully achieving diversity, as we strive to create a climate that fosters belonging, respect and value for all. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, the UT Health Science Center and CTRC exercise these core values of diversity and inclusion by promoting and ensuring equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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