Cancer News

Protein AKAP8 suppresses breast cancer metastasisYesterday
A protein naturally produced in the body has been found to suppress breast cancer metastasis in animal models of human tumors.
Tumor protein analysis reveals potential cancer playersDec 12, 2019
Researchers conducted an extensive computational analysis of the similarities and differences in the entire set of proteins, called the proteome, of more than 500 cancers.
Mechanism reprograms breast cancer to become metastaticDec 11, 2019
A researchers haves unveiled a novel mechanism that helps explain how endocrine-resistant breast cancer acquires metastatic behavior.
Viral behavior linked to type 1 diabetes in high-risk childrenDec 3, 2019
New results from a study showed an association between prolonged enterovirus infection and the development of autoimmunity to the insulin-producing pancreatic beta-cells that precedes type 1 diabetes (T1D).
Proton radiotherapy better for pediatric brain cancer patientsNov 27, 2019
Researchers examined children treated with two different kinds of radiotherapy—proton radiotherapy and photon radiotherapy—and found those treated with proton radiotherapy had less intellectual decline. 
Baylor researchers Wang, Lichtarge named 2019 AAAS FellowsNov 26, 2019
Two Baylor College of Medicine researchers have been named 2019 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Scientists find new use for popular heartburn drugNov 7, 2019
A team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine found that proton pump inhibitors could be used as a potential therapy for radiation-induced complications.
Factors linked to poor treatment outcomes in ALLOct 24, 2019
Researchers reported that profiling the bone marrow “metabolome" at the time of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia diagnosis enabled them to identify patients who were most likely to respond poorly to treatment.
Researchers to study liquid biopsy test for cancerOct 15, 2019
Researchers at Baylor Genetics and Miraca Research Institute are working to develop a minimally invasive tool that could diagnose cancer with a blood test.
DNA fracturing rewires gene control in cancerOct 15, 2019
A new study has brought attention to genomic structural variation as a previously unappreciated mechanism involved in altering DNA methylation, a form of gene control, in human cancers.
Susan G. Komen® honors Dr. Matthew Ellis with Brinker AwardOct 3, 2019
Dr. Matthew Ellis has been awarded the Susan G. Komen® Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction in Clinical Research.
Passport for Care plans for childhood cancer survivor's futureSep 24, 2019
Passport for Care is a free online resource developed by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer Center that provides a survivorship care plan for both the survivor and their doctor.
Grant funds action against youth e-cigarette usageSep 9, 2019
With concerns rising over the health effects of vaping, doctors and researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are taking preventative action. 
Study of prostate cancer in African-American men recruitingAug 27, 2019
Researchers are trying to find out why one in six African-American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and why they are twice as likely as white men to die from it.
Cell roles in immunotherapy-resistant breast cancer profiledAug 26, 2019
To better understand the specific roles different immune cell types play, a multi-institutional team profiled the immune cell composition of multiple murine models and clinical datasets of triple negative breast cancers.
Researchers share Harvey health impact findings at symposiumAug 5, 2019
Researchers have been studying Hurricane Harvey's effect on public health and the emergency response by healthcare providers during a major disaster. On Thursday, Aug. 22, they will share what they have learned at a symposium.
p53 mutations in cancer patients shed light on gene’s functionJul 30, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have conducted a  study of TP53 mutations to better understand the processes leading to the inactivation of this important gene. 
Clinical trial uses immunotherapy to treat mesotheliomaJul 23, 2019
The Mesothelioma Treatment Center at the Baylor College of Medicine Lung Institute is looking for malignant pleural mesothelioma patients to try a new treatment that combines immunotherapy with a new drug that accelerates cell death.
Anal cancer precursors for women with HIV greater than previously reportedJul 12, 2019
The prevalence of anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions, which precede anal cancer, is much higher in women living with HIV than previously reported.
Expert dispels common colorectal cancer surgery mythsJun 27, 2019
Dr. Atif Iqbal dispels some common myths and explains how Baylor College of Medicine's multidisciplinary approach to treating these cancers improves patient outcomes.