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Advancing Treatments, Increasing Hope for Those Diagnosed with Cancer

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano

– Philip Kovoor, MD – Medical Director of Cancer Care

“Major medical breakthroughs are only possible through continued research, and we pair that desire to advance with a commitment to applying what medical science already knows about cancer to our patients today. Our goal is to improve lives today and tomorrow.”
– Philip Kovoor, MD – Medical Director of Cancer Care


A global effort to pinpoint causes and develop treatments for cancer in the past few decades has revolutionized care. Research is bringing hope and a better quality of life for patients affected by cancer.

That important work, including the evaluation of some of the latest cancer treatment options, is happening right here in North Texas, offering patients access to advanced care close to home.

Philip Kovoor, MD, has been helping patients navigate cancer diagnoses for 18 years. He currently serves as medical director of cancer care at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano, where he leads a team bringing innovative cancer treatment options to patients.

“For many years, most patients in our area had to travel to Houston or even other regions to participate in clinical trials — adding commuting and logistical challenges to a health journey that already takes a toll both physically and emotionally,” said Dr. Kovoor. “Now, for those diagnosed with cancer, there are more options than ever before, and oftentimes people have the option to receive advanced treatment closer to home.”

Health worker holding patient's hand

Expanding Access to Innovative Cancer Care

Clinical trials are focused on studying how effective new treatments are. At Baylor Scott & White – Plano, clinical trials for cancer now available are potential treatments for dozens of different types of cancer, including breast cancer, skin cancer, colon cancer, bone cancer, and bile duct cancer, just to name a few. By participating in clinical trials, patients often have access to potential treatments that are not yet widely available.

“Treatments we have available today are the result of decades of study in the care of cancer,” Dr. Kovoor says. “Major medical breakthroughs are only possible through continued research, and we pair that desire to advance with a commitment to applying what medical science already knows about cancer to our patients today. Our goal is to improve lives today and tomorrow.”

A collaborative approach is also important, Dr. Kovoor says. Baylor Scott & White – Plano hosts regular gatherings for its medical professionals of various disciplines to discuss patients’ cases. “Hearing a variety of perspectives allows clinicians to consider all factors as they make recommendations for a particular patient,” he says.

a researcher holding a test tube containing a vibrant blue liquid, symbolizing the potential HIV cure In the background, a microscope focuses on cancer cells, indicating the use of an existing cancer

The team at Baylor Scott & White shares a driving passion to provide personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education, and research. “We apply this knowledge to our No. 1 priority: each person we care for at Baylor Scott & White – Plano. It is an honor to walk with them on their journey.”

For more information, visit BSWHealth.com/locations/plano-hospital/cancer-care.

Physicians provide clinical services as members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Scott & White Health’s subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and do not provide clinical services as employees or agents of Baylor Scott & White Health or those medical centers.


CONTACT

4700 Alliance Blvd
Plano, Texas 75093
(469) 814-2000

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