Cancer Specialties

The UTMB Cancer Center is rapidly emerging as a primary resource for treatment of patients diagnosed with cancer. Like most national centers specializing in cancer, the UTMB Cancer Center has specific clinical expertise in several forms of cancer, including but not limited to:

Lung cancer: Tops the list as the number one cause of cancer related deaths in both men and women not only in the U.S. but also worldwide. Although cigarette smoking is the main risk factor, passive exposure to tobacco smoke has been known to cause lung cancer. UTMB has some of the best physicians in the country for this type of cancer. To read an inspirational lung cancer success story click here.

Gynecologic cancer: Cancers of the female reproductive system is the fourth most common type of cancer in women. Whether it's ovarian, cervial, or any other gynecologic cancer our outstanding specialists will be with you every step of the way. Check out UTMB's gynecology oncology website by clicking here.

Gastrointestinal cancer:Includes colorectal, pancreatic, liver and hepatobiliary. A UTMB strength, nationally and internationally, many members of the surgical team are also involved in related basic and translational clinical research. With the establishment of the Texas Transplant Center at UTMB in 2007, the Cancer Center provides comprehensive gastrointestinal care from treatment to surgery including transplantation.

Breast cancer: An area of excellence at UTMB for more than 25 years. In 2008, UTMB’s Breast Imaging Center was designated a Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). It is one of two in the Houston-Galveston region and one of eight breast oncology facilities in Texas to receive this distinguished designation. Breast oncology, like GI cancer, is attended to by our surgeons and clinicians who are also actively involved in translational research.

Head and neck cancer: UTMB has recruited some of the country’s most accomplished and skilled professionals in otolaryngology, who are providing oncology services of the head, neck, skin, oral cavity, larynx and pharynx, nasal, sinus, thyroid and parathyroid.

Brain cancer: In late 2007, UTMB became one of only three Texas medical centers offering radiation surgery using high-energy photon beams that destroy tumors with surgical precision. The device, manufactured by Novalis, delivers precision radiation therapy that conforms to the shape of a tumor with millimeter accuracy, irradiating the entire tumor while protecting surrounding healthy tissue. It has proven especially effective on brain tumors, but is also used to treat spine, lung, liver and prostate tumors. It is non-invasive, painless, and eliminates some of the risk associated with conventional major surgery.

Prostate cancer: Using state-of-science techniques, UTMB urology staff identify early-stage prostate cancer and initiate early treatment or surgery, thus dramatically increasing patient success rates.

To find a specialist contact the UTMB Access Center 24/7/365 at (800) 917-8906 or online by clicking here.




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