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The first comprehensive cancer center to serve West Texas and our Borderplex region

The Steve and Nancy Fox Cancer Center will transform the way we treat cancer for our families, friends and neighbors. It will open the door to world-class cancer care, elevate life-saving research and bring opportunities for innovative clinical trials HERE in the community we call home.

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Segundo Barrio Resident Realizes Physician Dream

Segundo Barrio Resident, Former Audio/Visual Technician Realizes his Dream as Borderplex Physician Thanks to a Hometown Medical School.

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Decade of Healing:

Foster School of Medicine’s Student Clinic Serves as a Lifeline in El Paso’s Colonia of Sparks

Marking its 10th anniversary, the Medical Student Run Clinic in far east El Paso demonstrates the enduring power of community-centric health care and education.

Finding Strength at Home

De Casa en Casa helps cervical cancer patients by providing guidance and assistance far beyond medical treatment.

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Resilience and Triumph Over Breast Cancer

Gloria Sanchez is a breast cancer warrior who’s alive today because of access to preventive programs.

Hispanic Cancer Research Grant 

The $6 Million CPRIT Grant will fund the Impacting Cancer Outcomes in Hispanics (ICOHN) project.

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HISTORIC INVESTMENT IN CANCER CARE

The Fox family announced a $25 million gift to support a future comprehensive cancer center constructed on the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso campus.

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TWO COUNTRIES, ONE COMMUNITY

Dozens of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso students journeyed to the Tornillo Port of Entry to join the county’s effort to vaccinate both sides of the border.

Your Support Matters

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Because your philanthropy can help change lives.

Border Health Fund Responds to Migrant Needs

Recent surges have resulted in an influx of migrants and asylum-seekers, many in dire need of basic and critical health care.

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Treating Burned Ukrainian Children 

TTUHSC professor Shawn Diamond, M.D. performed free reconstructive surgeries in Poland for children from war-torn Ukraine.

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It's HERE

Published since 2019, TTUHSC El Paso has a magazine for alumni and friends.

TTUHSC El Paso - HERE Magazine

Filled with Stories of Impact and Service.

82%

Identify as Hispanic

El Paso County has a population of 840,000 residents.

6th

Largest City in Texas

As of 2023, El Paso's city population is 678,049

TOP 10

Safest Cities in the U.S.

El Paso has been ranked as one of the nation's safest cities.

TOP 20%

Performing Economy

El Paso is experiencing positive economic growth annually.

EL PASO: A Growing Border Region

Some of our students are from those underserved ZIP codes we provide care to — colonias where roads are unpaved and residents rely on trucked-in water or private wells. 

THREE STATES, TWO COUNTRIES, ONE COMMUNITY.

Though separated by a river and a border wall, El Paso and our sister city Ciudad Juárez have always been one community. On any given warm summer weekend, you’ll see children playing in the Rio Grande; tens of thousands of residents commute over international bridges every day to work and visit loved ones; people come from all over the world to gather at the top of Mount Cristo Rey during Easter, a peak where you can stand in two countries and see three states: Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua. It’s this powerful bond and location along the U.S.-Mexico border that has made our Borderplex region resilient and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso the place for hope – providing health care to the most underserved and preparing future health care leaders to be successful and compassionate physicians, nurses, dentists and scientists. Whether through opportunities for health care or education, we’ve changed the life trajectories of thousands of mothers, fathers, children and invidivuals in our Borderplex. Our impact is especially meaningful thanks to the support of our El Paso community, including our neighbors in 79905 – one of the oldest ZIP codes in the region – where our campus is located. But the TTUHSC El Paso reach isn’t just local. It includes 108 West Texas counties, a global health footprint in Vietnam, Poland and Croatia, and preventive care for and collaborative efforts with our friends across the border.

$47K

Household Income

El Paso trails the U.S. median household income of $63,000.

17%

Lack Access
to Health Care

Many El Paso county adults can't
afford to see a physician.

HPSA

Shortage Designation

El Paso is considered a Health Professional Shortage Area.

19%

Live in Poverty

Compared to 11% in the U.S. overall.

EL PASO: Border Region Challenges

FEATURED STORIES

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