Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC), founded in 1974, is one of three leading academic research and treatment centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in Texas.
CTRC Serves more than 4.4 million people in the high-growth corridor of Central and South Texas including Austin, San Antonio, Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley. CTRC handles more than 120,000 patient visits each year, and has a faculty staff of 140.
The CTRC Institute for Drug Development (IDD) is internationally recognized for conducting the largest oncology Phase I clinical drug trials program in the world. Fifteen of the cancer drugs most recently approved by the Food & Drug Administration underwent development or testing at the IDD.
CTRC is also a component of the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio which is located adjacently.
CTRC has received support from celebrities such as Tim Duncan and Lance Armstrong.