Dr. Rachel M. Layman , MD

Medical Oncology

(713) 792-2121

University Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030


I am a medical oncologist who specializes in managing the treatment of patients with breast cancer. Together with a multidisciplinary breast cancer treatment team, I specialize in the diagnosis, assessment and management of treatment plans for patients. I manage the care for female and male patients with breast cancers, including inflammatory breast cancers. My clinical expertise extends to treating women who are at high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers, otherwise called hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome. In my work with the high-risk breast cancer program, I test high-risk patients for genes associated with breast and ovarian cancers. Identifying inheritable genes will help us not only determine the level of risk for developing breast and ovarian cancers, but also identifying cancer early, when the prognosis is generally more favorable. I also treat patients with hereditary breast and ovarian syndrome who develop breast cancer. My research primarily focuses on assessing the efficacy and safety of existing drugs used in treating patients with breast cancer. I have published extensively in this area of research and have contributed to numerous other studies on the effectiveness and safety of drugs used in combination with chemotherapy treatments. I am a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Panel, and I have authored articles that appeared in Journal of Clinical Oncology, Breast Cancer Research, and Clinical Cancer Research.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 19 Years

Languages Spoken: Chinese ,English , French and Spanish

Education & Training


Graduation Date: in 2001

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • OSU James Cancer Hospital
  • University Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Specialties: Medical Oncology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Health Network Option Open Access
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS TX BlueChoice
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Layman's Office Information

University Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 792-2121

Fax: (713) 356-3710
Website: Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted: No
Medicaid Accepted: No

Office Hours:


Doctor Layman's Other Office Information

Fax:(713) 379-2079
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:


Stefane Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center Medical Oncology
1145 Olentangy River Rd # 4000
Columbus, OH 43212
(614) 293-0066

Fax:(614) 429-3726
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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