Cancer News

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.
First-in-human clinical trial aims to treat neuroblastomaJun 15, 2018
In a promising development, researchers announced a Phase 1, first-in-human clinical trial of a new form of immunotherapy to treat neuroblastoma using genetically engineered natural killer T cells (NKTs).
Baylor endorses goal to eliminate HPV-related cancersJun 7, 2018
Baylor and each of the National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of initiatives to eliminate cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).
DNA repair defect may drive some cancer treatment resistanceMay 25, 2018
Researchers found that defects in selective DNA damage repair pathways can drive endocrine treatment resistance in a subset of estrogen receptor positive breast cancer patients.
Researchers awarded multiple Department of Defense grants in next frontier of breast cancer genomicsMay 24, 2018
The Department of Defense has awarded researchers at Baylor College of Medicine multiple grants to help better understand breast cancer genomics.
Research challenges current mechanism of tumor formationMay 21, 2018
New evidence challenges a mechanism currently considered to contribute to tumor formation. 
Answers to 100-year-old mystery point to potential breast cancer therapiesApr 3, 2018
A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has identified a long sought after connection between how cancer cells use glucose to generate energy and cancer growth.
Potential new strategy to fight ovarian cancer foundMar 28, 2018
A new discovery opens the possibility of developing a novel way to fight ovarian cancer.
New promise found in treating triple negative breast cancerMar 26, 2018
A new study has identified a novel treatment strategy that may be effective for triple negative breast cancer patients.
Autoimmune disease treatments focus of McNair SymposiumMar 13, 2018
Dr. Jeffrey A. Bluestone, the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor at the University of California San Francisco, will be the Distinguished Lecturer at the Seventh Annual McNair Symposium at Baylor College of Medicine.
Baylor geneticists, oncologists host symposium in JapanMar 9, 2018
The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center  hosted their first joint U.S.-Japan Clinical Cancer Genomics and Personalized Medicine Symposium in Tokyo, Japan.
Maximizing nutrition during cancer careMar 6, 2018
The physical and emotional tolls chemotherapy can have on a patient undergoing cancer treatment are well known, but there are many myths when it comes to managing fitness and nutrition during treatment. Nutritionist Rachel Dudley explains.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded $3 million from CPRITFeb 26, 2018
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have received $3,568,639 from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for three new grants focused on tobacco control, cancer screening and novel treatments for cancer in children and adults