At Baylor Scott & White McClinton Cancer Center, we diagnose and treat a variety of cancers in a beautiful, healing environment, right here at home. Accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) as a Community Cancer Center, we offer Waco-area residents advanced medical technology, personalized treatment options and multidisciplinary medical teams, all under one roof.
Oncologists on the medical staff specialize in:
Medical oncologists coordinate patients' care, managing their diagnosis and treatment. They work closely with other oncology specialists and referring physicians to fully integrate treatment programs for quality patient outcomes.
Hematologists specialize in caring for blood disorders, including blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Radiation oncologists on our medical staff direct the care of patients receiving a variety of radiation treatments, including:
External Beam Radiation Therapy
Varian TrueBeam® (advanced linear accelerator)
External beam radiation technology, TrueBeam® carefully delivers higher radiation doses to tumors with the least amount of exposure to healthy tissues.
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
RapidArc® radiotherapy accurately delivers appropriate treatment tailored to the size and location of the tumor.
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
IGRT is key to fighting cancer. Our Cancer Center relies on advanced IGRT for 2-D, 3-D or 4-D imaging to plan precision targeting of tumor cells essential for delivering effective radiation therapy.
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
While not appropriate for all cancer patients, SBRT using 4-D imaging provides higher doses of radiation in much fewer doses: five days or less.
Varian VariSource iX (high dose rate brachytherapy)
This technology applies strong doses of radiation at short distances from tumors in a more targeted way, resulting in less damage to healthy tissues and often fewer treatments. It is most commonly prescribed for gynecological, breast and skin cancers. The benefits include:
Skin Cancers—Fewer treatments (as much as half) and lower doses to healthy tissue
Breast Cancers—In select lumpectomy cases, specialized catheters implanted in the tumor bed allow for direct radiation treatment inside the breast, requiring only five days of treatment rather than the average 30 days
Gynecological Cancers—Higher doses of radiation are delivered to tumors, sparing surrounding tissue and organs from excessive exposure
GE Optima CT Simulator
Made especially for 4-D radiation tumor and therapy planning, this advanced technology speeds up treatment and enhances precision, allowing us to track movement of tumors and surrounding organs each time a patient takes a breath.
Outpatient Infusion Services
Oncology-certified nurses administer chemotherapy to patients in the Outpatient Infusion Services area. Pharmacy professionals are available to answer patients' questions. Private infusion bays are also equipped to provide non-chemotherapy services such as IV hydration or blood transfusions.
The Cancer Center includes a comprehensive laboratory, enabling patients to come to one familiar location for all of their routine blood testing and care.