BCM research also plays a role at Ben Taub.



“Because we open all of our research studies at both our clinical sites, the Baylor Clinic and Ben Taub Hospital, we are able to enroll patients onto our clinical studies and give them access to new therapies” said Rimawi.


BCM research also plays a role at Ben Taub.

“Because we open all of our research studies at both our clinical sites, the Baylor Clinic and Ben Taub Hospital, we are able to enroll patients onto our clinical studies and give them access to new therapies” said Rimawi.

Researchers from the breast center have enrolled more than 1,600 patients in clinical trials, 45 percent of which were from minority groups who are underrepresented in clinical trials nationally.

“Our team is very passionate about the care we provide at Ben Taub,” said Rimawi. “We want to continue to expand our reach and efforts.”

The BCM Breast Center was established in 1999. In 2007, it was renamed the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center.

The Ben Taub Breast Oncology Clinic has funding support from the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center Advisory Council, Susan G. Komen for the Cure (www.komen.org/), Pink Ribbons Project (www.pinkribbons.org/), the Avon Foundation for Women (www.avonfoundation.org/) and Kappa Kappa Gamma (www.kappakappagamma.org/).

On days breast center faculty are not staffing the Ben Taub Breast Oncology Clinic, they see patients at the Baylor Clinic (www.baylorclinic.com).