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.
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
Safest Cities in the U.S.
El Paso has been ranked as one of the nation's safest cities.
El Paso is experiencing positive economic growth annually.
EL PASO: A Growing Border Region
Campus Faculty and Staff
Affordable Dental Care for the Borderplex
Unique Challenges Along the U.S.-Mexico Border
Campus Faculty and Staff
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.
El Paso trails the U.S. median household income of $63,000.
to Health Care
Many El Paso county adults can't
afford to see a physician.
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