Integrative Cancer Treatment Center(ICTC) accepts the premise that cancer is a disease that exhibits remarkable complexity at the molecular and systems levels, affecting the immune system and metabolism. Therefore, treating cancer requires equally complex procedures, and curing cancer will require the use of multiple drugs, administered in combination. A drug cocktail consisting of approximately four drugs, or more, is estimated for mounting a systematic assault on the whole range of cancer phenotypes to achieve meaningful cure.
At ICTC, we provide service of exceptionally high quality in a warm setting. We are pleased to offer specialized services, including tailored and personalized cancer treatments with a whole-person approach, medical acupuncture, and hyperthermia therapy.
Paul Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., ABIHM is the founder of the Integrative Cancer Treatment Center at Houstom Medical Center. As a physician-scientist, he is board-certified in Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine. He has more than 10 years of clinical experience and has specialized in medical treatment of gastroenterological, lung, and prostate cancers. Other areas of expertise include: cancer immunotherapy; cancer stem cells; medical treatments, and acupuncture for pain management in cancer patients. In his position, he works closely with other physicians, including oncology surgeons, radiologists, and clinical investigators. As a member of the Society of Integrative Oncology, he strongly advocates the application of evidence-based comprehensive and integrative approaches to treatment and health restoration. He was named as one of "America's Top Physicians" in 2008. Dr. Zhang is a well-known researcher and clinician in the areas of cancer stem cells, novel therapies, and solid tumors. He was among the first to define the growth requirements of cancer stem cells. He described the use of a novel class of drugs that induces cancer differentiation and cell death, histone deactylase (HDAC) inhibitors. His recent work focuses on the role of cancer stem cells in the response to novel drug combinations. Dr. Zhang received his medical degrees from Hebei Medical University and Beijing University, was a resident physician at Columbia University, and a medical oncology fellow at Yale University. He has presented his work at numerous national and international conferences. Expertise, experience, and dedication to quality matter a great deal to Dr. Zhang. He has been in community practice and academia for over 10 years, and innovation has become his lifelong passion. Cancer research has been the focus of his career. Dr. Zhang has dedicated an additional 3 years to pursue a fellowship in cancer research at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Education and Credentials Clinical Fellowship: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut Cancer Research Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY Internal Medicine Residency: Columbia University, New York, NY Medical Acupuncture Certificate: Helms Institute at Stanford Medical School, Stanford, CA Academia Former Assistant Professor of Medicine: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX