About the Institutes
UT Health Austin’s Livestrong Cancer Institutes are rethinking the full range of cancer care, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and end-of-life care, in adult patients (18 years and older). We combine the latest research and methodologies with supportive care for the body, mind, and heart through an integrated comprehensive approach designed to help you and your loved ones maintain balance and wellness through the cancer journey.
In 2021, the Livestrong Cancer Institutes were recognized as a silver award winner by the Center to Advance Palliative Care for their CaLM model of whole-person cancer care.
In 2019, the Livestrong Cancer Institutes were recognized as an Innovator in Cancer Care by the Association of Community Cancer Centers for their CaLM model of whole-person cancer care.
At UT Health Austin, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This means you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines caring for you in one place to avoid having to schedule multiple appointments with providers at locations all over the city. The Livestrong Cancer Institutes care team includes medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, oncofertility specialists, onco-psychiatrists, genetic counselors, physical therapists, dietitians, social workers, and more as well as other members of the CaLM Care Team who work together to help you get back to the things in your life that matter most to you.
We collaborate with our colleagues at the Dell Medical School and The University of Texas at Austin to utilize the latest research, diagnostic, and treatment techniques, allowing us to provide you with state-of-the-art care. We call our approach to cancer care CaLM (Cancer Life reiMagined), and your treatment begins with a comprehensive, whole-person assessment that your care team will use to develop a personalized care plan to treat your condition and help restore your wellness. The CaLM approach also includes coordinated, whole-person services, such as relaxation and stress reduction strategies, nutritional guidance, financial planning, and emotional support, that can make a real difference for you and your family. Advanced imaging and lab testing are also available on-site if needed.
At UT Health Austin, we focus on you, the whole patient, making sure that you have the support you need throughout your care. Managing cancer is hard enough, without having to search for what you need, which is why we compiled a checklist to help you prepare for your first appointment. During your initial visit, your care team will review your medical history, perform a physical exam, schedule any further testing, and discuss the next steps of your care with you and your family.
Self-scheduling is now available only for follow-up appointments for established patients. An established patient is an individual who has been seen previously by a Livestrong Cancer Institutes provider and has established a MyUTHA Portal account. Self-scheduling may be completed as early as 72 hours prior to the appointment date and time you wish to select, provided there is availability. To self-schedule your follow-up appointment with the Livestrong Cancer Institutes, please select an available date and time under the "Oncology" specialty through your portal, which can be accessed here. For detailed instructions on how to self-schedule your follow-up appointment, please visit here.
New patients should call the UT Health Austin Access Center at 1-833-UT-CARES (1-833-882-2737) to register and schedule an initial appointment, or you may choose to REQUEST an appointment here. Please do not attempt to schedule your first appointment through self-scheduling as we may need additional information from you prior to your appointment date and time.
If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, severe abdominal pain, stroke symptoms, or loss of consciousness, please dial 9-1-1 or visit the nearest emergency room.
To explore FAQs regarding your upcoming appointment, please click here.
UT Health Austin's Livestrong Cancer Institutes are comprised of highly specialized clinicians who are experienced in providing services needed to treat various types of cancer. Depending on your needs, a team is built around you to ensure you receive the most personalized care.
Specialties within the Livestrong Cancer Institutes include:
Cancer Fertility Preservation
Young Adult Cancer Program
UT Health Austin is housed in the Health Transformation Building (HTB). The HTB is located in downtown Austin, TX on The University of Texas at Austin campus and neighbors the Dell Medical School research and learning buildings as well as the Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas.
This facility is outfitted with the latest state-of-the-art technology and organized to support an unmatched level of multidisciplinary care. Patients have access to all of the resources and amenities UT Health Austin has to offer, including attached garage parking, comfortable waiting areas, an on-site cafe, a full-service H-E-B pharmacy, advanced imaging and lab testing, and an Ambulatory Surgery Center for same-day surgical care.