Houston Methodist Cancer Center at Texas Medical Center

Home to five nationally recognized cancer programs, we are committed to discovering and advancing treatments and cures for our patients.

Our highly skilled team at the Houston Methodist Cancer Center in the Texas Medical Center ensures each patient receives expert care in an environment rich in collaboration, research and compassion. We diagnose, treat and study the most common cancers using advanced techniques and technology such as immunotherapy and the latest, extremely targeted radiation therapies.

Houston Methodist is home to five nationally recognized programs with strengths in treating breast, blood, lung, liver, genitourinary, gastrointestinal and neurological cancers. Our physician-scientists are committed to discovering and advancing treatments and cures for our patients, making a clinical trial available to every patient who has a medical need and wants to participate.

Houston Methodist’s cancer center doctors and staff forge personal connections with our patients and their families under intense circumstances. Specialists, including medical, radiation and gynecologic oncologists, hematologists and surgeons, routinely collaborate with experts in other fields to guarantee each patient receives the best possible care. Nutritionists, cancer social workers, patient navigators and other staff are committed to working with patients and their families as a team, guiding everyone toward the individualized care, support and resources needed.

Additionally, we offer screenings, genetic counseling, second opinions and treatment planning.

Cancers Treated at Houston Methodist Cancer Center in the Texas Medical Center:

 


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.



Oncology Nurse Navigator
Your oncology nurse navigator is available to enhance your care by guiding you through the cancer care process from diagnosis through survivorship. Please contact your nurse navigator at Houston Methodist Cancer Center:

Claudia Bartos, RN, CCRC, CNBN — Texas Medical Center

Claudia joined Houston Methodist after more than 20 years as a registered nurse in a variety of roles and settings. This vast experience, combined with her more than 10 years of working with oncology patients, makes her perfect for helping patients at Houston Methodist Cancer Center at Texas Medical Center navigate the cancer care process. Claudia has a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a certification in patient navigation from the National Consortium of Breast Centers. Call Claudia at 713.441.9379.

Karen Batiste, MSN-ED, RN-CMSRN — Texas Medical Center

Karen joined Houston Methodist Cancer Center with 10 years of nursing experience and 7 years of oncology experience with a focus in hematologic cancers. Karen holds a Master’s degree in nursing education and has her certification in Medical Surgical Nursing. She is excited to be a part of the oncology team at Houston Methodist Cancer Center at Texas Medical Center. Karen enjoys educating patients on their diagnosis and treatment so they can make the best informed decisions. You can reach Karen at 713.363.7100. 

kybatiste@houstonmethodist.org

 

Nyruby Julien, BSN, RN, OCN – Texas Medical Center

Nyruby has been a registered nurse for 6 years, with all of her nursing experience being in oncology. As an oncology nurse navigator at Houston Methodist Cancer Center, she serves patients with colorectal and gynecological cancers, and focuses on education, advocacy, and coordination of care across the health care process. Nyruby enjoys fostering meaningful relationships with her patients, and believes this is important when navigating them through their cancer care. She attained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington and is an oncology certified nurse. Call Nyruby at 713.363.8792.

Courtney Champagne, RN, OCN – Texas Medical Center

Courtney has been a registered nurse for 5 years and has worked with oncology patients in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Woman’s University and is an oncology-certified nurse. Courtney serves as an oncology nurse navigator for patients with head and neck, upper gastrointestinal, endocrine and uveal melanoma cancers. She enjoys educating patients about their diagnosis and treatment, as well as helping patients connect with hospital and community resources to assist with many challenging aspects of cancer-related care. You can reach Courtney at 346.238.6238.

cchampagne@houstonmethodist.org

High Risk Program

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Our High Risk Program offers specialized care to individuals who are at higher than average risk of developing certain types of cancers that are frequently associated with a hereditary cancer syndrome. 
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Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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Our Triple Negative Breast Cancer Clinic offers a multidisciplinary medical approach to treat this most aggressive form of breast cancer, including medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, surgery and psychosocial support. 
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Patient Support Programs

We know that prevention, diagnosis and treatment extend beyond the physical needs of our patients. Our specialized professionals provide synchronized and empathetic care for cancer patients and their families. 
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Clinical Trials

Patients have the unique opportunity to participate in clinical trials that involve medications as well as gene and cell therapy often unavailable outside of research settings. Learn more >


U.S. News & World Report has ranked Houston Methodist Hospital No. 17 among 899 hospitals in the nation for cancer. U.S. News & World Report has also named Houston Methodist Hospital the No. 1 hospital in Texas every year since the award began and one of the nation's best as a nationally ranked Honor Roll hospital. Learn more > 

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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.

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