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Update: US Oncology leads nation in research for treatment

Update:  US Oncology leads nation in research for treatment
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 1:48pm

TYLER - Texas Oncology Tyler is affiliated with US Oncology, a leader in the nation's development of 42 new cancer therapies approved by the FDA for patients.  East Texas has a number of new targeting agents that the Texas Oncology Tyler has access to.  Dr. Donald Richards, medical oncologist,and head of the Texas Oncology Tyler clinical research, tells KETK why East Texas is a destination for people suffering with cancer.  Dr. Richards says, "we have a lot patients here in the East Texas area that don't have access to these drugs so we have the opportunity to make them available."  More on this story tonight at 5 and 6.

 

Jessica Wilson/ KETKnbc.com

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