The MD Anderson Oncology Program at Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Hospital was established in September 1995 with the collaboration of MD Anderson, the Harris County Hospital District, The UT- Houston Health Science Center and Baylor College of Medicine. The program was led by Vicente Valero, M.D., of Breast Medical Oncology for the first 12 years and grew in size, complexity and excellence during that time. The program now has 13 faculty members: seven in Medical Oncology, four in Gynecologic Oncology, one in Urologic Onclolgy and one in Orthopedic Oncology. Both clinical and research components reside under the leadership of Hilary Ma, M.D.
Our oncology program at LBJ provides health care for low income and medically underserved residents of Harris County, with the primary goal being cancer control and treatment.
Patients with solid tumors and lymphomas recieve multidisciplinary care through the program.
The program is also concerned with preserving quality of life after treatment, and has developed support services for patients through specially funded grants such as the AVON Breast Patient Grant, AVON Nurse Navigator Grant and the Tender DROPS of Love grant sponsored by Susan G. Komen For The Cure®.
Working together, the LBJ service helps patients choose the appropriate treatment that may include enrollment in a clinical trial at LBJ Hospital or the MD Anderson main campus. Access to clinical trials developed by MD Anderson researchers, means that every patient will receive the same high standard of care that MD Anderson is known for.
Hilary Ma, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the General Oncology department and the Center Medical Director of the MD Anderson Oncology Program at LBJ Hospital. Prior to joining MD Anderson, he was on the faculty at New York University and provided cancer care to the underserved and minority populations of New York City at Bellevue Hospital Center.