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Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Dan L Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine formed in 2006 after a $100 million transformative gift from the late Dan L. Duncan. The National Cancer Institute designated the Duncan Cancer Center the following year in 2007. In 2015, the Duncan Cancer Center received comprehensive status from NCI for the breadth and depth of its research and its commitment to serve all Houstonians, making the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center one of only three comprehensive cancer centers in Texas. The Duncan Cancer Center has had marked increases in cancer research funding, from $99 million in 2007 to more than $170 million today. In addition, the center is a proud leader in community outreach, education, and reduction of health disparities in Texas.

The Duncan Cancer Center provides compassionate patient care and cutting-edge research through four hospital partners: Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital, and Texas Children’s Hospital. Its mission is to reduce morbidity and mortality from cancer through research, education, and outreach into the community.


Baylor College of Medicine

Pavan Reddy, MD
One baylor Plaza
MS: BCM305
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 798-1354
COE Leader
Rayne Rouce, MD, B.S.
Associate Director, Population Science and Cancer Disparity
CRTEC Leader
Jason Yustein, MD, PhD; Fuqua Suzanne, PhD
Associate Director, Education; Associate Director, Education
PED Leader
Michael Scheuer, PhD, MPH
Lead, Plan to Enhance Diversity

Research Programs

Research Program Program Leaders
Breast Cancer Program Jeffrey Rosen, PhD; Mothaffar Rimawi, MD
Cancer Cell and Gene Therapy Helen Heslop, MD, DSc(Hon); Margaret Goodell, PhD
Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Hoda Badr, PhD; Philip Lupo, PhD
Cell Signaling and Metabolism David Rowley, PhD; Arun Sreekumar, PhD
Mechanisms in Cancer Evolution Susan Rosenberg, PhD; Joseph Petrosino, PhD
Nuclear Receptor, Transcription and Chromatin Biology Suzanne Fuqua, PhD; Cheryl Walker, PhD
Pediatric Cancer Program Susan Blaney, MD; Sharon Plon, MD, PhD

Shared Resources

Category Resource Directors
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Advanced In Vivo Cancer Models (AICM) Michael Lewis, PhD; Jason Heaney, PhD
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Advanced Microscopy and Image Informatics (AMII) Michael Mancini, PhD; Fabio Stossi, PhD
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Gene Modulation in Cancer Cellular Models (GMCCM) Jun Xu, PhD; Aleksandar Bajic, PhD
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Genomic, Transcriptomic, Epigenomic and Single Cell Shared Resource (GTESC) Rui Chen, PhD; Daniel Kraushaar, PhD
Cat 1: Laboratory Science High-Parameter Cytometry Shared Resource (HPCSR) Christine Beeton, PhD; Joel Sederstrom, MS
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Integrated Biobanking Shared Resource (IBSR) Michael Ittmann, MD, PhD; Michael Scheurer, MPH, PhD
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Metabolomics Shared Resource (MSR) Nagireddy Putluri, PhD
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Proteomics Shared Resource (PSR) Anna Malovannaya, PhD; Shixia Huang, PhD
Cat 4: Clinical Research Cell Processing and Vector Production (CPVP) Natalia Lapteva, MS, PhD; Zhuyong Mei, MD
Cat 6: Biostatistics Quantitative Science Shared Resource (QSSR) Susan Hilsenbeck, PhD; Cristian Coarfa, PhD
Last Updated
June 5, 2024