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Cancer Treatment Milestone

AMARILLO, TEXAS - Amarillo is now on par with Dallas, Houston and even New York City when it comes to a major cancer treatment.

Texas Oncology in Amarillo just received the seal of approval from FACT - the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy, and it's already making a difference in treatment for the area.

Most cancer patients have had to travel to a larger city to get the common stem-cell transplant treatment. Even though it's offered here, most insurance companies wouldn't pay for the costly procedure locally until today's accreditation.

The center says it took people from all parts of the medical district to come up with a comprehensive treatment plan that would finally pass accreditation.

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