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Is Houston Really a Better Place for Cancer Treatment?

Part of the narrative of Greater Houston is that it’s a good place to be if you should have to contend with cancer. We not only have the Texas Medical Center here, but we’re the home of MD Anderson Cancer Center. So, clearly, if you’re going to have to have cancer in Texas, this is […]

Houston Matters microphonesPart of the narrative of Greater Houston is that it’s a good place to be if you should have to contend with cancer. We not only have the Texas Medical Center here, but we’re the home of MD Anderson Cancer Center.

So, clearly, if you’re going to have to have cancer in Texas, this is the place to be. Except, a new report suggests, no, it’s not. Or at least, it’s no better or worse than anywhere else for particular cancers among the elderly.

To tell us more about the research, we hear from Vivian Ho, chair in health economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and director of the institute’s Center for Health and Biosciences.

MORE:
Even with MD Anderson, Cancer Care No Better in Houston (Houston Chronicle, Aug. 8, 2016)
Study Compares Quality of Cancer Treatment Based on Where You Live (News 88.7, Aug. 1, 2016)
Study: Regional Differences in Recommended Cancer Treatment for the Elderly (BioMed Central, July 15, 2016)

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