Cancer Research

At Houston Methodist, our dedicated teams of world-renowned researchers help support the mission of our oncologists of bringing the latest technologies and advanced treatment options to patients as quickly and safely as possible. Our researchers conduct translational research and support numerous cancer-specific clinical trial protocols for brain, breast, liver, lung and many other forms of cancer.

Clinical and translational research plays a vital role in determining treatment plans at Houston Methodist and in bringing tomorrow's cures to our patients today. Explore the bridges between research and clinical care that have been built by our interdisciplinary faculty team and global network of collaborators.
Olive Oil For Breast Cancer Prevention STUDY

A major component of olive oil, hydroxytyrosol, is the subject of a Houston Methodist study on the prevention of breast cancer in women who are at increased risk. Learn More.

Nanoconstructs for Cancer Theranostics

Researchers have developed specialized nanoconstructs for targeted systemic delivery of imaging agents and therapeutic agents to cancer cells in the body. Learn More.

Genes that could transform skin moles into cancer

Houston Methodist researchers have identified hundreds of possible new genes that could transform benign skin moles into melanomas. Learn More. 

Jenny C. Chang, MD

Jenny C. Chang, MD, is Professor of Cancer, the Emily Hermann Chair of Cancer Research, and the Division Chief of the Houston Methodist Cancer Center. Learn More.