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A Sweet Addition for Sugar Land

Conquest - Spring 2009

M. D. Anderson and St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital are bringing innovative cancer care to southwest Houston by fall 2009.

Occupying space in the medical office building attached to St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital, M. D. Anderson will operate a clinical care center that includes radiation and medical oncology services, outpatient chemotherapy, laboratory services and a pharmacy. A team of M. D. Anderson employees will staff the center, led by medical oncologists Amit Sarma, M.D., and Janet Tu, M.D., and radiation oncologist Isidora Arzu, M.D., Ph.D.

“We’re delighted to join with St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital to bring M. D. Anderson’s quality care and clinical trials program to this rapidly growing area of Houston,” says Thomas Burke, M.D., executive vice president and physician-in-chief at M. D. Anderson. “As our arc of outreach broadens and deepens, we can reach out not only to thriving suburban areas like Sugar Land but also to other rural areas that surround them.”

This will be M. D. Anderson’s second satellite center that offers radiation treatment, medical oncology, chemotherapy infusion and related services. A clinical care center in the Bay Area (Nassau Bay, Texas) opened in 2007 with two medical oncologists and one radiation oncologist.

Constellation of satellites

When the new Sugar Land center opens, M. D. Anderson will have seven satellite facilities — two clinical care centers and five radiation treatment centers:

Clinical care centers

  • Bay Area (Nassau Bay, Texas)
  • Sugar Land, Texas

Radiation treatment centers

  • Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Bellaire, Texas
  • Fort Bend (Richmond, Texas)
  • Katy, Texas
  • The Woodlands, Texas

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