The Breast Medical Oncology department has missions of research, patient care, education and prevention for women and men diagnosed with breast cancer in addition to training the next generation of physicians, clinicians and clinical scientists for cancer research.
Along with clinical research initiatives, we strive to understand the biology and development of breast cancer through basic and translational science, bringing new knowledge in disease prevention and treatment into our patient care in the Nellie B. Connally Breast Center.
Our Vision: To be the premier breast cancer research center by enhancing research on cancer prevention, developing innovative therapies based on hypothesis-driven basic/translational/clinical research, and nurturing a new generation of oncology investigators.
Our Mission: To reduce the suffering of breast cancer patients, provide new knowledge through research, clinical care, cancer prevention and education and outreach with the ultimate goal of eliminating breast cancer.
Advanced Breast Cancer Program
MD Anderson’s Advanced Breast Cancer Program is a multi-department effort designed to increase the median survival time for patients with advanced breast cancer from three years to 10 years, improve the quality of life of our patients with stage IV breast cancer, and find a cure for stage IV breast cancer.
The program will pursue its mission by working to establish a center within MD Anderson that can coordinate all aspects of care for patients with stage IV breast cancer. The program will also seek to fund research and clinical trials. It will develop best practices, protocols and standards of care for stage IV breast cancer by molecular subtype and streamline treatment accordingly.
The program will also serve as an information hub for the study, research, and education of patients with stage IV breast cancer. This information may include, but is not limited to:
- a comprehensive clinical trial database.
- a comprehensive database of unusual/extraordinary survivors to learn why they survive while the others do not.
- a comprehensive stage IV breast cancer tissue bank of both ‘tumor’ and ‘blood’ biopsies to provide valuable information for research and clinical trials.
- a website and educational materials.
Advanced Breast Cancer Program steering committee
- Sandra Bishnoi
Steering Committee Volunteer
- Lorenzo Cohen
Professor, Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine
- Kelly Hunt
Chair, Breast Surgical Oncology
- Bora Lim
Assistant Professor, Breast Medical Oncology
- Jennifer Litton
Associate Professor, Breast Medical Oncology
- Ellen Manzullo
Professor, General Internal Medicine
- Stacy Moulder
- Associate Professor, Breast Medical Oncology
- Susan Rafte
Steering Committee Volunteer
- Alastair Thompson
Professor, Breast Surgical Oncology
- Debasish Tripathy
Chair, Breast Medical Oncology
- Naoto Ueno
Professor, Breast Medical Oncology
- Wendy Woodward
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
- Sriram Yennu
Associate Professor, Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine
Contact the program
For more information on the Advanced Breast Cancer Program, email ABCProgram@mdanderson.org.
Breast Medical Oncology
1155 Pressler St.
Houston, TX 77030-3721
Breast Medical Oncology, Unit 1354
P.O. Box 301439
Houston, TX 77230-1439