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Austin Cancer Centers Opens New Chemotherapy Clinic in Central Austin

Biologic Therapies Will Be Available to Minimize the Side Effects of Traditional Chemotherapy

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 05/07/14 -- Austin Cancer Centers, Austin's largest physician-led oncology practice, has opened a new chemotherapy clinic. The clinic is located inside Austin Cancer Centers' Breast and Oncology Clinic in Central Austin at Park St. David's.

The chemotherapy clinic was built in response to patients' needs in Central Austin. Patients will now benefit from the convenience of receiving chemotherapy treatments in the same office where they visit their surgical oncologist, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist.

Besides the use of traditional chemotherapies, oncologists at Austin Cancer Center will be able to treat patients with state of the art biologic therapies. These newer biologic therapies not only target specific genes or mutations in cancer, they are also more efficient and less toxic than traditional chemotherapy, which is associated with hair loss, nausea, vomiting and fatigue.

"We are committed to providing the highest level of patient-centered cancer care. Every patient is unique and being able to provide alternative types of therapy including immunotherapy, gene therapy and other targeted therapies means we can be more effective in fighting cancer while lessening certain side effects caused by cancer treatments," said Sanjay Vin, MD, Medical Oncologist, Austin Cancer Centers.

"The new chemo clinic gives patients one stop for our full range of services, including surgical, medical, radiation oncology and patient navigation. This improves the patient's access to their team of physicians and helps decrease their stress associated with treatment," said Allison Gorrebeeck, MD, Medical Oncologist with Austin Cancer Centers.

Austin Cancer Centers
For over 40 years, Austin Cancer Centers' physicians have had a dramatic impact on thousands of lives, earning a reputation for commitment to excellence and for innovative cancer. Austin Cancer Centers is the only private, physician-owned and operated multidisciplinary oncology practice in Central Texas, with nine locations and 14 physicians. Austin Cancer Centers provide advanced, personalized cancer treatment, with experienced, board-certified oncology specialists offering medical oncology, hematology, breast surgery, radiation, nurse navigation and extended hours.

Austin Cancer Centers Breast and Oncology Clinic
Austin Cancer Centers' Breast and Oncology Clinic is Austin's only multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to diagnosing and treating breast cancer. The clinic offers the full spectrum of treatment options with medical oncology, radiation oncology, breast surgery, chemotherapy, and oncology nurse navigation on-site to diagnose and treat cancer. The clinic is located in Central Austin at Park St. David's. For more information call 512- 505-5500, Austin Cancer Centers - Breast and Oncology Clinic, 900 E 30th Street, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78705. www.austincancercenters.com

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