Welcome To Texas Cancer Specialists

Caring for you - Focused on Life!


COVID-19 Message to Our Patients

At Texas Cancer Specialists, your health and your safety are always our highest priority. We recognize that many of our patients need to continue cancer treatment even during this unusual global pandemic. That’s why we have proactively taken steps to protect our patients and our staff from coronavirus. We are open for patient care, and we want you to know what you can expect when you visit our clinic:

VISITORS – Until further notice, we are only allowing patients (no visitors) to our office – with very limited exceptions. Please contact us in advance if we need to discuss an exception to this policy.

SCREENING – If you have fever, runny nose, cough, or shortness of breath, please contact us in advance to discuss your situation. In addition, until further notice, all patients can expect to participate in a standard coronavirus screening every time they enter our office. We do not perform coronavirus testing in our office, but we will work together with your primary care doctor and other physicians to determine your best plan of care in every situation.

TELEMEDICINE – We may use video/audio telemedicine devices to protect both you and our staff from coronavirus infection as needed. We may also use technology to allow concerned family to support you during consultations when they cannot be physically present.

CLEANING – You will notice the special efforts to maintain a very clean environment in our clinic for the protection of both patients and staff. You may be asked to wash hands and/or wear a protective mask at times, and we appreciate your efforts to help us prevent infection.

STAFFING – Some of our staff are being asked to work remotely in order to minimize risk of infection in our clinic.

We know you may have questions or about coronavirus and your medical care.
We encourage you to call us at (817) 438-0259, because we are ready to answer your questions and to help you in any way we can.


About Texas Cancer Specialists

About Texas Cancer Specialists


Caring for you – Focused on Life!

Texas Cancer Specialists is a team of oncology professionals who are solely dedicated to your health. We have trained at the most prestigious medical institutions in the world, and together we have more than 125 years of combined experience caring for cancer patients. Our goal is to treat you the same way we would want to be treated: professionally and compassionately. We passionately believe that you should be able to have world-class, cutting-edge cancer care without having to travel beyond north Texas to get it. At Texas Cancer Specialists, experience, expertise, and technology converge so that you can know that you are receiving the best possible cancer care.

We provide outpatient care at our new office conveniently located off the Chisholm Trail Parkway in Fort Worth. We are available for consultations for inpatients at Fort Worth hospitals (Texas Health Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth, Medical City Fort Worth). We work with Medicare and most insurance plans, and we are happy to assist with multidisciplinary care with other oncology providers and practices in the region.



Dr. Jerry Barker, JR, MD Oncologist

Meet Jerry Barker, JR. MD


  • High School: J.J. Pearce High School, Richardson, Texas
  • College: Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas
  • Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
  • Internship: Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
  • Residency 1: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Residency 2: University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
  • Fellowship: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Dr. Barker's Full Bio

Dr. Barker’s early childhood was in Houston, Texas, where his dad worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center. “Some of my very first memories involve visits to see dad at the radiation office. I remember seeing patients with huge cancers, and with markings on their faces or bodies for radiation therapy. Those scenes were really fascinating to a 4-year-old,” Dr. Barker says. Later, his family moved to Dallas and he would come home from school to hear his dad tell stories about cancer patients around the dinner table at night. It was no surprise, then, when Dr. Barker also later chose to become a doctor and ultimately to specialize in radiation oncology. “Oncology is genetic in my family,” Dr Barker jokes.

Actually, having ‘oncology’ in the family became true in more than one sense. Dr Barker’s paternal grandmother died from leukemia when he was only an infant, his maternal grandmother was later treated for colon cancer, he lost an uncle to melanoma, and his mom is a survivor of both breast cancer and colon cancer. “The entire cancer experience is really different when you are a patient/relative than when you are the doctor. When I meet a patient who has just been diagnosed with cancer, I remember that even though I have seen this problem a thousand times – for that person it is the first and likely only time they will be diagnosed with cancer. It is a unique, humbling, and frightening time in their life, and they deserve to be treated with special dignity,” Dr. Barker says.

Dr. Barker feels that his patients also deserve the absolute best, highest-quality treatment available to help them with their cancer. He feels blessed to have trained at some of the world’s best institutions during his medical education. He attended UT Southwestern Medical School, and then completed a residency in radiation oncology at both the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the University of Washington Medical Center. After that, he was one of a very few radiation oncologists who also completed a year-long fellowship in radiation oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He has been continuously board certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology since 2002. “Having trained at multiple different leading cancer centers has taught me that there is more than one philosophy and more than one approach to treating most cancers. This allows me to guide patients through treatment options with a goal of choosing the treatment that is truly the best for them,” Dr. Barker says.

But Dr. Barker believes that caring for patients with cancer requires much more than just technical expertise. While in college at Abilene Christian University, in addition to pre-medical and biology classes he also obtained a degree in Bible/religious studies. “The ideas I learned from classes in counseling and ministry at ACU were invaluable, and I use those concepts every day as I help patients make decisions and provide support for those who face difficult diseases,” says Dr Barker. Ultimately, he developed a real joy for caring for some of the sickest and most symptomatic patients in our community, and this led to a second board certification in Hospice & Palliative Medicine in 2009. Dr. Barker explains, “Palliative medicine is simply helping to make symptoms better when a patient has a disease that has no cure. Although cancer cure rates are higher than ever before in history, there are still some patients who discover they have an incurable problem – but even for those patients, we still have important work to do. Maximizing quality of life is a critical goal for all of our patients.”

When he isn’t taking care of patients, Dr Barker enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. Together they enjoy traveling, particularly to the mountains for hiking and fly-fishing. They also share a love for Tex-Mex cooking, and can often be spotted at local Mexican food restaurants across Fort Worth.



Services, Treatments and Technology



Cancer screening and diagnosis.

Coordination of multidisciplinary care for newly-diagnosed cancer.

Consultations to determine the appropriate role of radiation therapy in the management of newly-diagnosed cancer.

Cancer staging, including advanced imaging (e.g., CT, MRI, PET/CT, nuclear medicine)

RapidArc intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)

Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) using cone-beam CT (CBCT), kilovoltage (KV-), or megavoltage (MV-) imaging

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for intracranial tumors or metastases

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for extracranial tumors or metastases

Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SAbR) for extracranial tumors or metastases

2D- and 3D-conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT)

Electron-beam radiation therapy

Photon-beam radiation therapy

Low-dose-rate (LDR) interstitial brachytherapy

Preoperative and postoperative radiation therapy

Conventional, hypofractionated, hyperfractionated, accelerated radiation therapy

Palliative (symptom-relieving) radiation therapy

Management of side effects from cancer treatment.

Followup and surveillance after cancer treatment.

Assistance with smoking/tobacco cessation.

Referrals for ancillary/supportive services as needed (genetic counseling, psychological support, nutritional assistance, complementary therapies, pain management, spiritual support).


TEXAS CANCER SPECIALISTS

5801 Oakbend Trail, Suite 150,
Fort Worth, TX 76132

CALL: (817) 438-0259

TOLL FREE: (855) 367-8927 (TXCS)

ONLINE APPOINTMENT REQUESTS & QUESTIONS

FAX: (817) 438-1066

Open Google Maps Location

Conveniently located in Fort Worth, Easy access to/from the Chisholm Trail Parkway, and ample free parking

Texas Cancer Specialists is conveniently located on the Chisholm Trail Parkway in Fort Worth.

Detailed Directions

FROM DALLAS/ARLINGTON: Follow I-30W and Chisholm Trail Parkway to Oakmont Blvd in Fort Worth. In 250 feet, turn right at Southwest Medical Plaza, and follow the signs to Southwest Medical Plaza II.

FROM GRAPEVINE/HEB: Follow TX-121 South and Chisholm Trail Parkway to Oakmont Blvd in Fort Worth. In 250 feet, turn right at Southwest Medical Plaza, and follow the signs to Southwest Medical Plaza II.

FROM KELLER/NORTH FORT WORTH: Follow I-35W South and Chisholm Trail Parkway to Oakmont Blvd in Fort Worth. In 250 feet, turn right at Southwest Medical Plaza, and follow the signs to Southwest Medical Plaza II.

FROM WEATHERFORD/MINERAL WELLS: Follow I-20E and Chisholm Trail Parkway to Oakmont Blvd in Fort Worth. In 250 feet, turn right at Southwest Medical Plaza, and follow the signs to Southwest Medical Plaza II.

FROM GRANBURY/STEPHENVILLE: Follow US-377 North to SW Loop 820 in Fort Worth. Take Exit 421 (Bryant Irvin Road) from I-20 East, then turn left on Oakbend Trail. Follow the signs to Southwest Medical Plaza II.

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