Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center ushered into elite class of National Cancer Institute centers

Baylor College of Medicine’s Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center has been awarded the highest designation possible by the National Cancer Institute – Comprehensive Status.

Comprehensive Cancer Centers must demonstrate depth and breadth in:

  • Basic, clinical and translational research
  • Research into cancers most affecting their communities
  • Outreach and education (training) activities
  • Cancer epidemiology and prevention programs.

The center becomes the NCI’s 45th Comprehensive Cancer Center in the United States.

Read more about the designation in our press release.

A team effort

Dr. Kent Osborne, director of the Duncan Cancer Center, talks about the center’s growth over the last decade and what the new designation means for cancer resources in Houston.

Inside the Center

Want to learn more about the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center’s research programs, community outreach and patient care? Read stories from the center.


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