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UT Health East Texas acquires HOPE Cancer Center

UT Health East Texas has acquired HOPE Cancer Center of East Texas, and changed the name to UT Health East Texas HOPE Cancer Center. 

“The practice will continue to operate with the same physicians, in the same locations with the same telephone numbers,” said Cody Boyd, division administrator of cancer services for UT Health. 

Operating clinic locations in Athens, Cedar Creek Lake (Gun Barrel City), Henderson, Jacksonville and Tyler, UT Health East Texas HOPE Cancer Center is home to eight physicians specializing in hematology (blood diseases) and oncology (cancer treatment) including Michael Ashigbi, MD; Myrtha Basile, MD; Robert Droder, MD; Katrina Glover, MD; Arielle Lee, MD; Joseph Martins, MD; Shawn Tai, MD and Marc Usrey, MD. 

“HOPE has been helping East Texans fight cancer with cutting-edge treatments and compassionate, quality care for 30 years. We are delighted to join forces in what promises to be a broad-based collaboration that will expand care for those facing a cancer diagnosis,” said UT Health East Texas CEO Moody Chisholm. “East Texans are sure to benefit from the extraordinary expertise and loving care offered by UT Health East Texas HOPE Cancer Center.”

For more information or to request an appointment, call 903-592-6152 or visit

About UT Health East Texas 

UT Health East Texas provides care to thousands of patients each year through an extensive regional network that includes 10 hospitals, more than 50 clinics, the Olympic Plaza Tower, 13 regional rehabilitation facilities, two freestanding emergency centers, regional home health services covering 41 counties, an EMS fleet of more than 50 ambulances and four helicopters, and a comprehensive seven-trauma center care network, including the region’s only Level 1 trauma facility. 

As a partner with The University of Texas System, UT Health East Texas is uniquely positioned to provide patients with access to leading-edge research and clinical therapies while training and educating the next generation of physicians and other health professionals. The nationally recognized UT System also includes UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, as well as three other major university medical centers located throughout the state.