Gut microbes might help prevent, treat colorectal cancer Sep 13, 2017 The gut microbiome might one day help prevent and treat colorectal cancer, according to researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital and Columbia University.
DNA looping may lead to opportunities to treat brain tumors Sep 11, 2017 The discovery of a mechanism by which normal brain cells regulate the expression of the NFIA gene might one day help improve therapies to treat brain tumors.
Device accurately identifies cancer in seconds during surgery Sep 6, 2017 A new handheld device rapidly and accurately identifies cancerous tissue during surgery, delivering results in about 10 seconds.
CPRIT awards $13M for prevention, research, recruitment Aug 18, 2017 Researchers in the NCI-designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center have received $13,107,956 from CPRIT for six new grants.
Grant to compare large-scale genomic sequencing, standard clinical tests for childhood cancer patients Aug 8, 2017 Baylor’s KidsCanSeq program will compare the results of large-scale genomic testing to targeted clinical tests in childhood cancer patients.
St. Baldrick’s awards eight faculty with cancer research grants Jul 27, 2017 The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has announced its 2017 summer grant recipients, including eight from Baylor College of Medicine.
How CD44s gives brain cancer survival advantage Jul 18, 2017 In the case of glioblastoma multiforme, researchers have discovered that the molecule CD44s seems to give cancer cells a survival advantage.
Baylor named site for NCI proteogenomics analysis, research Jun 27, 2017 The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center was named the only Proteogenomic Translational Research Center site in the South.
Genomic sequencing may benefit parents of cancer patients Jun 26, 2017 Researchers report that genomic sequencing information may be more valuable for families of pediatric cancer patients than has previously been recognized.
Newly revealed cellular pathway may lead to cancer therapies Jun 15, 2017 Scientists have discovered a new cellular pathway that can promote and support the growth of cancer cells.
Analyses of liver cancer reveals unexpected genetic players Jun 15, 2017 Researchers analyzed 363 liver cancer cases to learn more about the genetic causes of this cancer, and to identify potential new therapeutic targets.
Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference seeks abstracts May 22, 2017 The Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference is currently seeking abstracts for consideration at the annual conference on Oct. 12 – 13, 2017 at Baylor College of Medicine.
Cancer study assesses targets for personalized medicine May 18, 2017 A study confirmed previously known cancer molecular changes and discovered others that had not been typically linked to cancer before.
Avon grant supports breast care services for underserved May 8, 2017 Following the annual Avon 39 walk, the Avon Foundation for Women presented Baylor with a grant for $100,000 to support the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center’s Pink 4 Life project.
Early detection highlighted for melanoma awareness month Apr 27, 2017 With longer days and more outdoor activities, Dr. Ida Orengo, professor of dermatology, addresses the dangers hiding behind sunburns and sun exposure, including melanoma.
Cancer mutation signatures focus of next McNair Symposium Apr 26, 2017 Cancers caused by mutations in cells that are then passed on during cell division will be the focus of this year’s Sixth Annual McNair Symposium.
New technique tests therapies for breast cancer metastasis Apr 21, 2017 A new laboratory technique can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening breast cancer metastases in bone.
Clinical trial results show benefit of brain cancer therapy Apr 20, 2017 Researchers are investigating a new treatment option using modified T cells with anti-tumor properties with the goal of improving outcomes for patients with glioblastoma.
Research paves way for improved colorectal cancer test Apr 19, 2017 Researchers have identified specific types of bacteria that seem to be abundant in individuals with colorectal cancer.
Annual Partnership gala with Jazz Age flair raises money to fund cancer research Apr 11, 2017 The 2017 Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine gala event, themed Café Society Soiree, raised money to support cancer research being conducted at Baylor’s NCI-designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center.