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Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center

Houston, Texas

The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center's mission is to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast disease.
Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center
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C. Kent Osborne, M.D. - Biography

Director, Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Baylor Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine and Cellular and Structural Biology

C. Kent Osborne, M.D.Phone: 713-798-1641
Fax: 713-798-1642



AB Honors - University of Missouri
M.D. - University of Missouri Medical School
Johns Hopkins Hospital - Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine

Special Procedures and Interests:

Diagnosis, prevention and treatment of breast cancer

Research Interest:

Clinical trials of new endocrine and biologic therapy agents. Laboratory research in the molecular mechanisms for hormonal resistance in breast cancer focusing on crosstalks with growth factor signaling pathways, phosphorylation of estrogen receptor, and interaction with receptor coregulators.


National Boards, Parts I, II and III
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, June 18, 1975
Diplomate, Subspecialty of Medical Oncology, October 18, 1977

Honors and Awards:

1968 - Phi Beta Kappa
1971 - Alpha Omega Alpha
1972 - Pfizer Award to the Outstanding Senior Medical Student
1980 - Taubman Memorial Lecture and Award
1992 - Breull Memorial Award and Lectures, Cleveland Clinic
1994 - Belsky Memorial Award and Lecture, NYU
1994 - Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Award for Scientific Distinction
1995 - First Annual Charles A. Moertel Memorial Lectureship for Dedication to Cancer Research, Mayo Clinic
1995 - Professor and A. B. Alexander Chair of Medical Oncology
1995 - Brinker International Award for Breast Cancer Research
1998 - William L. McGuire Memorial Lecture, San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
2003 - Dudley and Tina Sharp Chair for Cancer Research
2003 - Third Aultman Cancer Research Award


National Cancer Institute - Fellowship in Medical Oncology and Breast Cancer Research

Professional Associations and Affiliations:

Association of American Physicians
Endocrine Society
American Association for Cancer Research
American Society for Clinical Oncology

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