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San Antonio, TX, USA

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South Texas Oncology & Hematology

New Cancer Patients in 2023


Facility Info

START San Antonio, established in 2007, stands as a cornerstone of the START Network’s pioneering early-phase clinical research endeavors. Spearheaded by the current Co-Directors of the San Antonio early phase program, Dr. Amita Patnaik and Dr. Kyriakos Papadopoulos, our research unit boasts over 13,000 square feet of dedicated space and is home to a team of 60+ clinical research professionals and the Global Shared Services team. Notably, we proudly achieved a significant milestone as the first location to enroll and administer the initial dose of Keytruda, marking a pivotal moment in our commitment to advancing cancer care through innovative research.

Explore START San Antonio's Clinical Trials

The Phase I Clinic

The START San Antonio clinic has a dedicated treatment room that includes exam rooms, treatment chairs, infusion pumps, and an on-site laboratory that can perform same day testing.

  • 4 Triage/Blood draw stations
  • 10 Exam rooms
  • 21 Treatment chairs
  • CBC
  • CMP
  • Tumor markers
  • UA with microscopy
  • Thyroid panels
  • Select Hepatitis panels
  • Troponin
  • Crash cart complete with intubation equipment and ACLS certified staff
  • Hospira Plum A+ infusion pumps
  • B Braun Perfusor Space syringe pumps
  • Electronic vital signs monitoring
  • All equipment is annually inspected and calibrated

Investigational Drug Section (IDS)

Pharmacy Equipment

  • Biological safety cabinets
  • Negative pressure clean room
  • Positive pressure anteroom
  • Secure medication storage room with continuous temperature monitoring
  • Pharmaceutical grade -20°C freezers
  • Room temperature storage shelving (20-25°C)
  • All equipment is annually inspected and calibrated


Biopsy Specimens

PK department staff are IATA shipping certified. Specimens may be shipped same day, weekly, or monthly.

Laboratory Equipment

All equipment is annually inspected and calibrated and includes the following:

  • Refrigerated / room temperature centrifuges
  • Microfuges with refrigeration/room temp.
  • -80°C / -20°C freezer with continuous temperature monitoring
  • Refrigerator
  • Room temperature storage shelving
  • Dry ice delivered twice a week

Regulatory Affairs & Data Management

The Regulatory Affairs Department ensures compliance with all regulatory and industry requirements by following FDA and GCP guidelines for every study.

  • Rapid IRB review and approval turnaround
  • Competitive start-up timelines

The dedicated Data Management team ensures clean, accurate, and timely data entry and query resolution.

  • Experience with a wide variety of electronic data capture systems (i.e., Medidata RAVE, InForm, Veeva, etc.)
  • Monitoring suites with high speed Internet access

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