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Revolutionizing the Complete Continuum of Cancer Care

The LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes of the Dell Medical School have a simple yet powerful mission: to rethink the full range of cancer care, from prevention to diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and end-of-life care — all with a focus on the patient’s needs, values and preferences.

Mission Points

Decades of LIVESTRONG research and working with cancer survivors has given care providers an understanding of big challenges faced by cancer patients: chronic pain, loss of fertility, emotional distress, family instability, career impact and long-term financial hardships.

The Cancer Institutes are developing a new model for cancer detection, prevention, treatment, survivorship, education and research that ensures everyone, regardless of income, education, neighborhood or ethnic background, has access to high-quality care when they need it.

The Cancer Institutes aim to provide integrated, whole-person care across the continuum of cancer care through coordinated support teams, including professionals in mental health, social work, palliative care, nutrition, financial services, cancer care and care management that address patients’ unique need and deliver individualized care plans.

Closely affiliated with the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes is the Department of Oncology, which aims to advance care — and improve health outcomes — through a patient-centered enterprise strategy developed in partnership with the Central Texas cancer care community.

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Patient-Centered Support

Facilitating coordinated, individualized care that meets the health, emotional and financial needs of those who receive a cancer diagnosis and their loved ones is a priority of the team.

Promoting & Advancing Discovery

Research is the key to conquering cancer. The Cancer Institutes’ innovative program fosters collaboration with the well-established research community in the Austin area.

Community Collaboration

The LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes team with local organizations to meet the needs of cancer patients and their families throughout our community.