Cancer News

Shortages of pediatric cancer medicines threaten outcomesMar 4, 2019
Shortages of essential chemotherapy drugs for children undergoing cancer treatment has been an increasingly frequent obstacle for patients and hospitals across the country.
Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas awards grantsFeb 22, 2019
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded a combined $9,266,605 for seven projects in breast cancer, childhood cancers, T Cell therapy and lung cancer prevention.
Stand Up To Cancer Dream Team tackles T-cell lymphomaJan 29, 2019
Stand Up To Cancer announced at the annual SU2C Scientific Summit the creation of an $8 million Dream Team of top scientists focused on finding therapies for T-cell lymphoma.
Discovery explains breast cancer cells’ ability to adapt, surviveJan 28, 2019
A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has discovered that breast cancer cells can shift between two forms of the cell surface molecule CD44, CD44s and CD44v.
Global grants aim to help scientists understand tumor behaviorJan 23, 2019
A multidisciplinary, international team of scientists has been awarded Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge, an ambitious series of £20 million global grants tackling some of the toughest questions in cancer research.
Duncan Cancer Center gets new home at McNairJan 17, 2019
Baylor College of Medicine is consolidating its NCI-designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center clinics and services into one location on the McNair Campus.
TGF-beta pathway protects against uterine cancerJan 15, 2019
A team of scientists found that the Transforming Growth Factor beta (TGF-beta) signaling pathway in uterine cells protects against uterine cancer by suppressing the overgrowth and transformation into cancer cells of the endometrium.
Bacteria help discover human cancer-causing proteinsJan 10, 2019
A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas at Austin has applied an unconventional approach that used bacteria to discover human proteins that can lead to DNA damage and promote cancer.
Without Dna2, genes can jump into DNA breaksDec 5, 2018
A study reveals that when Dna2 is absent, small DNA fragments jump from all over the genome into chromosome breaks. This novel mechanism may explain similar events commonly seen in cancer or during antibody diversification.
DPYSL3 an outlier gene in triple-negative breast cancerNov 26, 2018
Researchers have developed an entirely new therapeutic hypothesis on how to treat an aggressive form of triple-negative breast cancer.
Researchers receive “New Therapies Challenge” grant Nov 20, 2018
The Pancreatic Cancer Collective has awarded a total of $7 million in first-round “New Therapies Challenge” grants to seven teams of top cancer researchers to explore new pancreatic cancer treatments.
Repurposing FDA-approved drugs to fight breast cancerNov 16, 2018
A team of researchers shows Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved compounds can stop cancer growth and can potentially lead to the discovery of drugs in a way that is quicker and less expensive than traditional drug development strategies.
Novel strategy may reduce breast cancer bone metastasisNov 12, 2018
Uncovering a novel mechanism that promotes growth of breast cancer bone metastasis has revealed a potential Achilles' heel for these cancer cells. 
Getting hairy for a causeNov 7, 2018
If it looks like men are not shaving in November, they may actually be participating in No-Shave November or Movember, two campaigns that put the focus on men’s health issues.
CPRIT award brings cancer epigenetics researcher to BaylorNov 7, 2018
Dr. Tao Wu recently joined the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine as an assistant professor through a $2 million recruitment grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
PPM1D gene gives a winning boost to stem cellsNov 1, 2018
In a recent study, researchers combined clinical and laboratory studies to show the PPM1D gene can confer blood cells exposed to the chemotherapy agent cisplatin a survival advantage that might favor the development of leukemia years later.
Dr. Alastair Thompson to lead breast surgical oncologyOct 22, 2018
Dr. Alastair Thompson is bringing his expertise Baylor as the new section chief of breast surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, and co-director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center.
Protein connection shown to be major player in cancer growthOct 19, 2018
A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital has revealed a connection between mTORC1 and Src, two proteins known to be hyperactive in cancer.
$5 million grant to expand blood cancer therapy optionsOct 18, 2018
Using a new grant from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a team from Baylor College of Medicine will work to develop more widely applicable targeted cellular therapies for leukemia and lymphoma.
New high-dose radiation therapy available for pediatric liver cancer patientsOct 4, 2018
A team of physician-scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital are now using a new treatment option for pediatric patients with liver tumors, called Transarterial Radioembolization (TARE).