The Division of Surgical Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine is committed to providing state-of-the-art surgical care to the patient with cancer.
Faculty physicians in the Division of Surgical Oncology provide multi-modality evaluation and surgical treatment as part of the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center. The cross-disciplinary cancer treatment approach at Baylor College of Medicine, along with its emphasis in research and cancer prevention strategies, has earned a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Designation.
Baylor surgical oncologists emphasize the application of the latest research as quickly and responsibly as possible to patient care, giving surgeons the opportunity to offer ground-breaking treatment to their patients due to their involvement in progressive bench and clinical research.
Developing novel approaches for cancer gene therapy is one of the program's several basic science research pursuits, while its recent clinical research initiatives have included the compilation of new multi-disciplinary tissue databases tracking patient outcomes in pancreatic and colorectal cancers.