CTRC - Geriatric Oncology

Cancer Therapy & Research Center


Older adults with cancer have different needs than younger adults with the disease. There are many different factors to take into account when dealing with an older adult and cancer treatments.

Some of these factors include:

  • May be less able to tolerate certain cancer treatments.
  • May not respond to certain treatments.
  • May have other medical problems and medications that have to be considered.

As we age, cancer becomes more common. And the body's needs change, especially with things like medication tolerance and side effects. Just as a child with cancer would see a specialist in pediatric cancers, an older adult patient should go to a geriatric oncologist for specialty care.

Our Geriatric Oncology Program physicians are expert in dealing with older patients and their needs.

Visit our pages at the CTRC website here.


Hematology and Oncology

Hematology and Oncology


Medical Oncology / Hematology

Phone Numbers

Phone: 210-450-3833
Fax: 210-450-1150

Clinic Location

Cancer Therapy & Research Center
7979 Wurzbach Rd. , 3rd Floor, Zeller Building
San Antonio, Texas 78229
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