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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.


Honors Borderplex Cancer Warriors

Raising $67,750 for Breast Cancer Screenings 

On Dec. 1, 2023, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso welcomed the Borderplex community to its campus to honor Borderplex cancer warriors and conclude the university’s 10th anniversary. The money raised will provide 366 free breast cancer screenings for underserved women within our Border community.


Engineering Hope: Gastroparesis Treatment

Patrick Ellis suffered for over a decade from gastroparesis, a condition that disrupts the stomach's ability to propel food through the digestive system. After undergoing an innovative treatment developed by TTUHSC El Paso gastroenterologists and researchers Richard McCallum, M.D., and Irene Sarosiek, M.D., Patrick's quality of life has greatly improved.


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.



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.



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


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.


Treating Burned Ukrainian Children 

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



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.


Identify as Hispanic

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


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. 


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.


Household Income

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


Lack Access
to Health Care

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


Shortage Designation

El Paso is considered a Health Professional Shortage Area.


Live in Poverty

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

EL PASO: Border Region Challenges


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