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Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center

Houston, Texas

BCM has 25 departments and more than 90 research and patient-care centers.
Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center
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About Us

Who We Are

The Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine is a consortium made up of Baylor College of Medicine and its three primary teaching hospital affiliates - Ben Taub Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Texas Children's Hospital. The Duncan Cancer Center at BCM brings together all of the cancer-related activities from across these institutions under one umbrella, fast-tracking our efforts to prevent and ultimately cure cancer in all its forms.

Our Mission

The mission of the Duncan Cancer Center at BCM is to provide exceptional patient care, outstanding education for students, innovative research into the causes, prevention and treatment of cancer, and community outreach and education, especially to the underserved.

Our Vision for the Future

With the largest clinical genetics program housed at Baylor Clinic, our vision for a future of personalized medicine is quickly becoming a reality. As an academic-based center, the Duncan Cancer Center at BCM offers cutting-edge, research-based treatment options such as using patients’ own genetic makeup to identify their potential for cancer, prevent its onset, more effectively diagnose and treat the disease when it does occur, and one day, provide a cure.

We’re bringing our vision to life through the continued pursuit of genomic research and the rapid translation of new discoveries into improved patient care.

NCI Designation

The Duncan Cancer Center at BCM is a National Cancer Institute designated cancer center This is a significant designation that places the Duncan Cancer Center among the best in the nation and provides critical program funding to combat cancer. NCI-designated cancer centers play an important role in their communities and regions and serve to influence standards of cancer prevention and treatment. Most importantly, all NCI-designated cancer centers make significant contributions to advances in cancer research that are integral to understanding, preventing, treating this disease. Currently, the Duncan Cancer Center is one of three such centers in the state of Texas.

Leadership

C. Kent Osbonrne, M.D.C. Kent Osborne, M.D.
Director, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center
Director, Smith Breast Center
Professor, Medicine and Molecular and Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
713-798-1641

Bert W. O'Malley, M.D. Bert W. O'Malley, M.D.
Associate Director, Basic Science
Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center
Professor and Chair, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
713-798-6205

Dean Edwards, Ph.D.Dean Edwards, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Research Infrastructure
Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center
Professor, Cell Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
713-798-2326

Helen Heslop, M.D.
Associate Director, Clinical Trials Operations
Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center
Professor, Pediatrics and Medicine
Section of Hematology-Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine
832-824-4670

Kaiti KlingSusan Hilsenbeck, Ph.D.
Director, Biostatistics and Data Management Resource
Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center
Professor, Medicine and Breast Center Baylor College of Medicine
713-798-1627

Kaiti KlingMaria Jibaja-Weiss, Ed.D.
Director, Outreach and Health Disparities
Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
713-798-8261

Kaiti KlingKaiti Kling, M.B.A.
Associate Director, Development
Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
713-798-4714

Kaiti KlingMartha Mims, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Clinical Trials Support Unit
Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
713-798-7535

David Poplack, M.D. David Poplack, M.D.
Deputy Director
Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center
Professor, Pediatrics and Medicine
Section of Hematology-Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine
832-822-4556

Ted Yank, M.H.A. Ted Yank, M.H.A.
Associate Director, Administration
Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
713-798-1354

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