The TTUHSC Breast Centers of Excellence truly provide a “comprehensive” approach to
breast care. This is achieved via two interdependent approaches: a comprehensive
facility-based assessment and treatment of breast disease; and a robust community-based
approach for effective outreach, education and advocacy. The facility-based programs
encompass the entire array from benign disease to high risk status for cancer to multidisciplinary
management of breast cancer.
The university facilities also offer a State of the Art academic environment for teaching of basic breast care to medical students and a structured
(and accredited) subspecialty training fellowship training for advanced level graduates
of surgical /gynecology residency programs; the centers focus on research in clinical,
basic and educational sciences. The community-based programs have a hub at the facilities
in Lubbock and Amarillo that actively engage in the community outreach programs partnering
with Komen Foundation, Amarillo Area Health Coalition and other groups across West
The community outreach specifically targets the unique cultural and socio-economic
milieu of West Texas with innovative programs to raise awareness and provide services
to this largely underinsured population through leveraging the Cancer Prevention Institute
of Texas prevention funding opportunities.