The academic goals of this division is to teach the biology of cancer underlying the diagnosis and treatment of the broad spectrum of human malignancies. Our aim is to teach clinical and research excellence to and demonstrate the fundamentals of care of patients with cancer. The teaching emphasis is on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of the common solid malignancies utilizing a multi-modality approach. The division focuses on cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology and pathology, as well as the supporting roles of surgery, radiology, immunology, neurology, psychology and sociology in the treatment of patients with oncological diagnoses.
The division is an integral part of the Department of Internal Medicine and collaborates closely with the Division of Surgery, Radiation Therapy, Veterinary Medicine and the Departments of Biomathematics and Cellular Biology of The UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. There also is a close working relationship with the departments of Surgery, Pathology, Pharmacology and Radiology in The UT Medical School, and the Department of Biometry of The UT School of Public Health, as well as with the Positron Diagnostic and Research Center. These interactions enhance greatly the research, teaching and patient care activities.
The division provides both inpatient and ambulatory care services and consultation services at Hermann and Lyndon B. Johnson General hospitals.