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UMC Renames Cancer Center

The UMC Southwest Cancer Center has been renamed the UMC Cancer Center. Although our name is slightly different, patients can expect the same multi-disciplinary, research-backed care that combines the expertise of Texas Tech Physicians with UMC’s compassionate care and technological advancements.

Stemming from patient feedback, the simpler name provides clarity in outreach and marketing efforts. Continuing its partnership with Texas Tech School of Medicine, and offering the most sophisticated care in the region, the UMC Cancer Center offers a high-tech delivery of oncology services.

“Although we have always been UMC’s cancer center, we are proud to officially have ‘UMC’ in front of our name,” said Sharon Shoulders, Director of the UMC Cancer Center. “UMC as a brand is recognizable—with the reputation of providing high-quality, cutting-edge care for the region. We are proud to relish in the same brand recognition.”

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