Cancer News

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).
Grant supports research into racial, ethnic health disparitiesOct 3, 2018
The National Cancer Institute has awarded $6.3 million dollars Baylor researchers to create new tools to help researchers to better understand the biological causes behind racial and ethnic health disparities in prostate and breast cancers.
Math meets biology to uncover unexpected biorhythmsSep 19, 2018
A novel mathematical approach has uncovered that some animal cells have robust 12-hour cycles of genetic activity, in addition to circadian or 24-hour cycles.
Grant supports identifying leukemia, Down syndrome linkSep 18, 2018
To better understand a predisposition for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children with Down syndrome, a team of researchers will sequence the genomes of more than 2,000 individuals with Down syndrome.
Breakthrough reveals mutation driving acute myeloid leukemiaSep 10, 2018
Researchers have discovered that the growth of leukemic cells depends on mutant NPM1 gene and its abnormal transport out of the nucleus into the cytoplasm of the cell.
Study: HPV cancer survivors at risk for second HPV cancerSep 7, 2018
A retrospective study found that survivors of HPV-associated cancers have a high incidence of developing second HPV-related cancers.
Research leads to rare ER+ breast cancer mutations insightSep 4, 2018
Researchers conducted the largest analysis to date to establish associations between rare somatic mutations and prognosis in estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer
New histiocytotic disorder insights may improve therapiesAug 30, 2018
In a review published in New England Journal of Medicine, physician-scientists review the history of Langerhans-cell histiocytosis (LCH) and the recent developments that will help propel the treatment for patients into the realm of personalized medicine.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease a risk factor for liver cancerAug 27, 2018
To establish a better understanding of the link between the risk for liver cancer and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), researchers conducted a large, retrospective study of patients with and without NAFLD.