Breast Care Center
Surgeons, reconstructive surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, psychologists, and genetic counselors work together in the clinic along with specially trained nurses and staff to provide comprehensive, compassionate care of women with breast disease and cancer.
Clinical research is an integral component of the center, which offers clinical trials in all aspects of breast health. Training of physicians, fellows, medical students, and other health care providers is also an integral function of the Breast Care Center.
Breast Cancer Research
The Breast Research Program carries out both basic and translational breast disease and breast cancer research. By studying various aspects of the basic biology of mammary gland development, breast disease, and breast cancer, researchers can then translate that information into improvements in patient care.
The Smith Breast Center is an independent academic unit at Baylor College of Medicine, functioning much like a department. It has its own budget and its own geographic clinical and laboratory space. The Breast Care Center occupies 21,000 square feet of clinic space at the Baylor Clinic, while the Breast Research Program has 21,000 square feet of laboratory space in the Alkek Research Building. The center's annual budget is over 12 million dollars, and it directly employs more than 120 people.