Upcoming Events

Clinical Cancer Grand Rounds
Discussion on state-of-the-art advancements in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Bladder Cancer.
Postponed to a date to be announced
Denton A. Cooley Auditorium, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Seth P. Lerner, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Professor of Urology
Aihua Yen, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Hematology and Oncology
Guilherme Godoy, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Urology

THAIR For You - Fashion for a Passion
Fashion show to provide wigs to Houston area women and men who've lost their hair during cancer treatments.
Sunday, Oct. 1
7 - 10 p.m.
Chapman & Kirby
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Komen Houston Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer. Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers compete to receive funding from the Komen Foundation.
Saturday, Oct. 7
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Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference
This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This activity is jointly provided by Baylor College of Medicine, Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center and Theresa’s Research Foundation. 
Thursday, Oct. 12 and Friday, Oct. 13
Onstead Auditorium
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Cancer Research Institute Immunotherapy Patient Summit
Hosted by the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine
Postponed to a date to be announced
Kleberg Auditorium, DeBakey Building
Baylor College of Medicine
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2nd Liver Symposium
Wednesday, Oct. 25 and Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
Children’s Nutrition Research Center
Keynote Speaker:
Jessica Zucman-Rossi, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor in Oncology
Professor of Medicine, Oncology, University Paris Descartes-HEGP
Director of the INSERM Unit "Functional genomic of solid tumors"
Paris, France

Get Your Rear in Gear 5K
Colon Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, Nov. 4
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Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center Distinguished Lecture Series
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
Cindy Farach-Carson, Ph.D.
Director of Clinical and Translational Research
Professor, Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Alkek N315
Baylor College of Medicine

Spin -for- Gyn
Fundraiser to support BCM Woman to Woman gynecological cancer support program.
Saturday, Jan. 27
2 - 5 p.m.
DEFINE body & mind Fitness Center
2518 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX  77005
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Save the Date:
15th Annual Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center Symposium
March 1 and 2, 2018

Helis Medical Research Foundations Cancer Research Lecture Series
May 15, 2018
3 - 4 p.m.
Cullen Auditorium

Recent Events

Helis Joint Lecture Series in Cancer Research

Stephen J. Elledge, Ph.D. with Joint Helis Foundations   (320x240)
The Helis Foundations presented Dr. Stephen Elledge with an award for speaking at the DLDCCC's Joint Helis Lecture Series.

“The Role of DNA Damage Response in Tumor Suppression and Aging”

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
3 p.m.
Cullen Auditorium
Baylor College of Medicine
Reception in Rayzor Lounge to follow

Stephen J. Elledge, Ph.D.
Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics and of Medicine, Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Professor, Genetics, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Elledge received the 2015 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award.

From Dr. Elledge:
"The DNA Damage Response is a signaling pathway that coordinates the cellular response to genome threatening events such as chromosomal breaks or disrupted DNA replication. In addition to orchestrating the control  of DNA repair at complex chromosomal lesions, it also coordinates cell fate decisions such as apoptosis or senescence. The induction of senescence has been implicated in organismal aging. I will discuss the role of the DNA Damage Response in DNA repair and the induction of cellular senescence."

Duncan Cancer Center Distinguished Lecture Series

DLDCCC Distinguished Lecture Series (320x240)
Serena Nik-Zainal, Ph.D. speaking on patterns of mutations contribute toward breast cancer.

"Advances in the understanding of mutational signatures in human cells"

Friday, May 12, 2017
Noon – 1 p.m.
Alkek Building, Room N315
Baylor College of Medicine

Serena Nik-Zainal, Ph.D.
Group Leader, Cancer Genome Project
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK

From Dr. Nik-Zainal:
"A cancer genome contains the historic mutagenic activity that has occurred throughout the development of a tumour. While driver mutations were the main focus of cancer research for a long time, passenger mutational signatures - the imprints of DNA damage and DNA repair processes that have been operative during tumorigenesis - are also biologically informative. In this lecture, I provide a synopsis of this concept, describe the insights that we have gained through combinations of computational analysis and experiments in cell-based systems, and showcase how we have developed the concept into applications that we hope to translate into clinical utility in the near future."

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Update

Saturday, March 25, 2017
8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Kleberg Auditorium, Alkek Building
1st Floor Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX  77030

Activity Director
Karla A. Sepulveda, M.D.
Associate Professor, Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center
Baylor College of Medicine

Activity Co-Director
Mothaffar Rimawi, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center
Baylor College of Medicine

Diagnostics: Radiology and Pathology
Triple Negative
Prevention/Supportive Care
Local Therapy: Surgery and Radiation Oncology
Translational Science that Could Impact the Future

Bobby Alford Grand Round Lecture

March 23, 2017
3 p.m. Room M112
Reception following in the DeBakey Lobby

14th Annual Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center Symposium

DLDCCC 14th Annual Symposium 2017 (320x240)
The Cancer Center saw a great success at it's 14th Annual Symposium.

Power in Synergy: The Duncan Cancer Center and BCM Research Centers

Friday, March 10, 2017
Cullen Auditorium and Rayzor Lounge
Baylor College of Medicine

Stephen Chanock, M.D.
Director, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute

Damon Hostin, MS, M.B.A.
Administrative Director/CEO, Precision Medicine Alliance

DLDCCC/MD Anderson 2017 Joint Symposium

Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center and MD Anderson's Joint Symposium 2017 (320x240)
Dr. David Sugarbaker presenting "Advances in the Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma."

Thoracic Oncology

Feb. 3, 2017

Onstead Auditorium (S3.8012)
Basic Science Research Building (BSRB)
6767 Bertner Avenue, Houston, TX 77030

Organizing Committee:

BCM DLDCCC                                                          
Kent Osborne, M.D.
David Sugarbaker, M.D.
Margaret Spitz, MPH
Hashem El-Serag, M.D., MPH
Vali Papadimitrakopoulou, M.D.

MD Anderson
Robert C. Bast, Jr., M.D.
John Heymach, M.D., Ph.D.
Bonnie Glisson, M.D.
Jonathan Kurie, M.D.