Cancer News

New insight into breast cancer resistance to hormone therapyMar 5, 2020
New findings suggest that a therapeutic approach must combine two different drugs, a SERD to degrade ER and a MEK inhibitor to inhibit Ras downstream signaling, in order to effectively treat neurofibromin-depleted ER+ breast cancer.
Baylor researchers receive nearly $2.7 million in CPRIT grantsFeb 19, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine has been awarded nearly $2.7 million by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to support new cancer research.
Molecular roadmap boosts fight against endometrial cancerFeb 13, 2020
A study reveals an unprecedented look at the dozens of molecular steps that occur to bring about endometrial cancer, commonly known as uterine cancer. 
Mesothelioma Treatment Center offers new at-home deviceFeb 11, 2020
Doctors at the Mesothelioma Treatment Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center are now offering mesothelioma patients a new FDA-approved device as part of their treatment plan
Lights Out Cancer event raises nearly $1.1 million for researchFeb 11, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine’s Lights Out Cancer event raised nearly $1.1 million to support cancer research at Baylor’s Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Brain tumors remodel neuronal synapses to promote growthJan 29, 2020
Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine have found new evidence that glioma, a lethal form of brain cancer, alters the activity of neighboring neurons, accelerating a vicious cycle that drives tumor-associated epilepsy and tumor progression.
Baylor recruiting participants for cervical cancer clinical trialJan 29, 2020
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are recruiting volunteers for a clinical trial to test an oral targeted therapy for patients with metastatic cervical cancer.
Micro-scaled method holds promise for cancer diagnosisJan 27, 2020
Using a using a single-needle biopsy and new technology for tumor diagnosis, researchers have been able to provide a more detailed and wider window into cancer biology and tumor type.
Protein AKAP8 suppresses breast cancer metastasisJan 24, 2020
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.