Fellowship-Trained Breast Cancer Surgeon Joins the Stephenson Cancer Center

Fellowship-Trained Breast Cancer Surgeon Joins the Stephenson Cancer Center

Published: Monday, November 19, 2018

Juan C. Claros, M.D., a fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist, has established his medical practice with the Stephenson Cancer Center at OU Medicine. He is also an assistant professor of surgery with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. As a surgical oncologist specialized in breast cancer, Claros treats all types and stages of breast cancer.

Claros completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock. He completed his general surgery residency at the OU College of Medicine and earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College, Nashville. At the Stephenson Cancer Center, Claros works with a multidisciplinary team of breast experts, including breast medical oncologists, radiation oncologists specialized in breast cancer, plastic surgeons and supportive care specialists.

The Breast Oncology Program at the Stephenson Cancer Center offers patients the most comprehensive treatment opportunities in the state, including advanced breast radiation therapy options and access to the most breast cancer clinical trials in the state. Claros is board certified by the American board of Surgery, he is a member of the Oklahoma Society of Clinical Oncology, the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American College of Surgeons. Claros sees patients at the Stephenson Cancer Center, 800 N.E. 10th Street. For an appointment with a breast oncology surgeon, call (405) 271-7226.

About the Stephenson Cancer CenterThe Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Center in Oklahoma. Less than 2 percent of cancer centers nationally have earned this prestigious and highly competitive accreditation for outstanding patient care and research. The Stephenson Cancer Center is the largest oncology practice in the state, with more than 70 board-certified oncology physicians and a large team of advanced providers and supportive care specialists delivering the highest standard of patient-centered, multidisciplinary care for every type of cancer. The Stephenson Cancer Center currently ranks number one among all cancer centers in the nation for the number of patients participating in NCI-sponsored treatment trials, and it is one of only 30 lead centers in the NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network. 

The Stephenson Cancer Center is Oklahoma’s leading cancer research organization, with more than 115 research scientists working to eliminate cancer through conducting innovative basic, clinical and population-based research. These researchers are working on 225 cancer research projects supported by $44 million in annual grant funding from the National Institutes of Health and other sponsors. With a legislatively mandated mission to provide statewide leadership in addressing Oklahoma’s cancer burden, the Stephenson Cancer Center supports numerous outreach, education and screening programs in partnership with the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, the American Cancer Society, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and Oklahoma’s Tribal Nations among many other aligned organizations.