Houston Methodist Cancer Center at Sugar Land
As Fort Bend County's only Commission-on-Cancer-accredited hospital, we are committed to the best possible care.
Our team of specialists, including medical, radiation and gynecologic oncologists, hematologists and surgeons, routinely collaborates to ensure each patient receives the best possible care. This partnership draws on each team member’s expertise to help you fight your cancer in a compassionate, caring and supportive environment.
We offer innovative treatments such as immunotherapy, clinical trials and the latest, most targeted radiation therapies. Our staff, including oncology-certified nurses, nutritionists, social workers and a patient navigator, is committed to working with you and your family as a team, guiding you toward the customized care, support and resources you need throughout survivorship.
Additionally, we offer lung and breast cancer high-risk programs designed to help patients prevent the disease with nutrition, education, genetic counseling and disease surveillance.
Cancers Treated at Houston Methodist Cancer Center at Sugar Land:
See a complete list of cancers treated at all of our hospitals.
We offer a wide variety of treatment options including surgery, systemic therapies, and innovative radiation therapies. Unlike other cancer centers, we perform advanced surgery and reconstruction procedures in Sugar Land, so you do not have to travel far for the most comprehensive care.
Joan Burnham, MSN, RN, OCN — Sugar Land
Joan is an oncology nurse navigator at Houston Methodist Cancer Center at Sugar Land with over 30 years of oncology experience, working in the office, infusion, acute care and home health arenas. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing in 2018, has served on the Oncology Nursing Society WOW Chapter board for 10 years, and has also served as an Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy Trainer. As an oncology patient navigator for thoracic, gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers, she focuses on educating patients about their diagnosis, advocating for individuals undergoing cancer treatments, helping them make timely decisions about their treatment, providing assistance with scheduling and coordinating with the physicians involved in each patient’s treatment. Contact Joan at 281.672.8585.
Amalia "Rose" Gonzales, MSN, RN, OCN, CBCN — Sugar Land
Rose is an oncology nurse navigator at Houston Methodist Cancer Center at Sugar Land with over 14 years of experience caring for patients. She is an oncology certified nurse, and completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing with an education focus in June, 2017. As an oncology patient navigator for breast and gynecologic cancers, she focuses on educating patients about their diagnosis, advocating for individuals undergoing cancer treatments, helping them make timely decisions about their treatment, providing assistance with scheduling and coordinating with the physicians involved in each patient’s treatment. Contact Rose at 281.276.8989.
Tiffiney G. Carter, MS, CGC — Genetic Counselor — Sugar Land & West Houston
USING IMMUNOTHERAPY TO TREAT CANCER
Our oncologists are spearheading groundbreaking work in immunotherapy, a chemotherapy alternative that could unlock less toxic methods to fight cancer. Clinical trials involving immunotherapy and other novel treatments are underway at multiple Houston Methodist Cancer Center locations across Greater Houston.
By offering clinical trials in the community, we have extended access for our patients. Qualified patients can participate in clinical trials that include innovative therapies and options unavailable outside of the research setting. Learn more >
Compassion and Support
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As an American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer-accredited facility, we adhere to comprehensive quality standards that guide treatment and ensure patient-centered care. As part of our accreditation, we must complete a critical self-assessment that leads to quality improvements and innovations in patient care.