Cancer News

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.
Baylor awarded CPRIT Grants for research, recruitmentAug 27, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine has been awarded more than $31 million by the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to support new research, core facilities and recruitment of new faculty to support the fight against cancer.
Companies merge to implement Baylor College of Medicine-developed therapies for cancerAug 8, 2018
Researchers have developed a novel therapy for cancer patients that harnesses the patient’s own immune system to fight cancer in a natural way.
Estrogen receptor events linked to breast cancer metastasisAug 7, 2018
Researchers identify estrogen receptor alpha gene (ESR1) translocation events that drive not only therapeutic resistance, but also trigger ER+ breast cancer cells to metastasize.
African-American men needed for prostate cancer studyJul 20, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine is involved in a study to better understand why African American men with prostate cancer are at a higher risk for developing more aggressive forms of the disease.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation awards seven Baylor faculty with pediatric cancer research grantsJul 19, 2018
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-powered charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, has awarded seven grants to faculty members at Baylor College of Medicine.
Altered gene regulation is more widespread in cancer than expected Jul 10, 2018
A team of researchers conducted a large-scale study that provides new insights into the mechanisms that can lead to cancer.
How good bacteria keeps your gut healthyJul 3, 2018
New research reveals a cellular mechanism by which good bacteria can help the gut stay healthy.
Baylor launches community breast cancer education eventJun 27, 2018
Baylor College of Medicine has launched Breast Cancer Conversations, a quarterly educational event designed to inform the public about what’s new in breast cancer.