About the Center
The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine is a stand-alone, multi-disciplinary academic unit focusing on breast cancer research and patient care. The stand-alone and multi-disciplinary nature and the focus on a single cancer type distinguish the LSSBC from all other academic units in the United States. The center integrates clinical trials, informatics, technology, and cancer biology for the sole purpose of conquering breast cancer and improving patient care. We are one of the few recipients of the NIH Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE).
The basic and translational research at Breast Center covers areas of cancer stem cells, tumor microenvironment and metastasis. Our scientists have continuously made breakthroughs in understanding how breast cancer disseminates and becomes resistant to therapies. The close collaboration with clinicians enables smooth translation of lab studies at the bench to clinical treatment at the bedside. We also work to engage the community for a more concerted action against breast cancer.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Breast Center aims to cultivate diversity, promote culturally responsive medicine, establish inclusion efforts, and to increase equity-mindedness within our community.
Visit the BCM Career website and search the term "Breast Cancer", to locate jobs related to the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center and our research labs.
We educate and train future research scientists, physician researchers, and practicing physicians interested in translational breast cancer research or in focused clinical training in the management of this disease.
Physicians and scientists in the Breast Research Program are internationally recognized for their work.
Our team of breast health specialists brings together a collaboration of physicians and scientists who offer expertise in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of both breast cancer and benign breast conditions.
The Breast Care Center at Baylor College of Medicine provides access to National Cancer Institute-sponsored clinical trials. See current breast cancer clinical trials.
Read the latest research news and faculty awards from the center.