About Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine brings together clinical, research, educational, and community-oriented cancer initiatives under one umbrella. Our center is one of only three NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Texas, and one of 47 in the country, indicating an elite class of excellence in the areas of research and patient care.

As a comprehensive cancer center, we are able to develop and conduct clinical trials as well as offer research-based treatment options using a patient's own genetic makeup to identify their potential for cancer, prevent its onset, more effectively diagnose, and treat the disease when it does occur. With access to breakthrough treatments and research, our doctors provide their patients with personalized guidance and compassionate healthcare.

Located in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, the Duncan Cancer Center is a consortium made up of Baylor College of Medicine and its affiliates: Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. Our relationships with these institutions continue to grow and strengthen, casting an ever-widening net of care across the Houston community. Our center cares for all of the people of Houston.

The development of the Duncan Cancer Center was possible because of the support of the late oilman Dan L Duncan and his family. In 2006, he donated $100M to establish the center. Through prestigious research grants awarded by the NCI, the Duncan Cancer Center continues to make significant and far-reaching contributions to cancer research and patient care.