About the START Center for Cancer Care.
At the START Center for Cancer Care, our mission is to provide the highest-quality care for people with cancer, and help accelerate the development of new treatments in order to improve patients’ quality of life and give them real hope against cancer. In pursuit of this mission, the START Center brings world-class care to South Texas, with multiple convenient locations in San Antonio.
Comprised of a large team of caring, dedicated cancer doctors, the START Center combines excellent people, state-of-the-art capabilities and the most advanced treatments available. We bring together multiple cancer-care specialties and modalities — surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, integrative therapies, genetic testing of tumors — for thorough and efficient care. In addition, we make an uncommon commitment to advancing the standard of cancer care through our leadership role in cancer research.
Leaders in advancing toward a new era in cancer care.
We have one of the world’s largest and most active Phase I clinical trial programs, giving the START Center access to the most advanced anticancer drugs — access not available at many of the biggest regional cancer institutions. Over the years, our researchers have helped bring 19 promising anticancer drugs to market. Today, our participation in Phase I drug trials allows us to offer new alternatives — and new hope — in the fight against cancer. We also serve the interests of advancing cancer care with our tumor bank, which gives other researchers access to tissue samples vital to discovering and testing new anticancer compounds.
Dedicated, compassionate, individualized cancer care.
At the START Center for Cancer Care, we are cancer doctors because we are dedicated to improving the lives of others. For our physicians and our entire team, compassion is at the center of all we do. We are here to serve your best interests or those of your loved one. We care for you person-to-person, on an individual level. This begins with genetic tumor testing to personalize your treatments, but it extends to the warmth, caring, support, assistance and level of service we provide. We work with you, care for you, educate you and learn from you, because part of our commitment to providing top-quality cancer care is to also provide the kindness, respect and compassion you deserve.
To schedule an appointment for yourself or a loved one with a START Center cancer physician, call 210-593-5790. Or request an appointment using our easy online form.