Baylor Scott & White Oncology exists for one reason and one reason only: eliminating cancer. Employing a unique combination of advanced cancer treatment, clinical trials, patient-support services and patient education, the Institute works tirelessly to make a measurable difference in the health – and lives – of our patients and their loved ones.
BSW Oncology provides advanced care in a setting specifically designed to soothe and comfort patients, their families, and friends. We also take a compassionate, holistic approach to patient care, combining advanced medical services to effectively treat the body with exercises designed specifically for the cancer patient, patient counseling and other patient-support offerings to soothe the spirit.
The Institute’s services include medical oncology (comprising chemotherapy and biotherapy), hematology, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, and laboratory services.
Medical services as BSW Oncology include:
Intensity modulated radiation therapy or IMRT, is a radiation technique that takes advantage of recent advances in imaging and computer technology to carefully target cancerous tissue and determine the appropriate dose of radiation. Because of recent improvements in targeting affected tissues and reducing dosage to critical structures within the body, IMRT has become widely accepted as an excellent method of treatment for multiple kinds of tumors. Clinical results suggested that using IMRT both improves cancer control rates and decreases toxicity rates in certain types of tumors, including head and neck cancer, prostate cancer, and some brain tumors. The BSW Oncology routinely uses IMRT for the treatment of prostate and head and neck cancer as well as other tumors in challenging locations.