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#BrainCancerAwarenessMonth on Better Together with Maria Menounos

In this interview with host and glioma survivor Maria Menounos, Dr. Bondy discusses Gliogene, the largest study of familial brain cancer.

Study searches for families with glioma

In this press release with an accompanying interview, Dr. Bondy discusses Gliogene, the largest study of familial brain cancer ever conducted.

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African-American men needed for prostate cancer study

Announcing the launch of RESPOND, the largest study of prostate cancer in African American men.

Less surgery among blacks linked to worse esophageal cancer survival

An article by Jing Dong, Ph.D., and Aaron Thrift, Ph.D., discussing racial disparities in esophageal cancer treatment is featured in Healio Gastroenterology. 

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Did Harvey make us sick? Still more questions than answers

Baylor College of Medicine has three Harvey health-related projects under way. Each of these studies is examining contaminates, their sources and possible toxicity.

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Harvey victims asked to participate in study geared towards health impact from storm

Dr. Melissa Bondy and Dr. Kristi Hoffman discuss how the Hurricane Harvey Study will help people whose homes were flooded during the storm.

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Harvey flood victims hope special wristbands will help scientists understand environmental exposures

Dr. Walker discusses the inception of the Hurricane Harvey Study with the Houston Chronicle

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Birth Defects Linked to Increased Risk of Childhood Cancer

Dr. Jeremy Schraw discusses his research on the relationship between childhood cancer and non-chromosomal birth defects with The Scientist.

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The Brain Cancer That Keeps Killing Baseball Players

Dr. Bondy is interviewed for her expertise on brain cancer in this New York Times article on glioblastoma in baseball players

Section News

Removing the stigma of "Cancer Below The Belt" Through Art

We're hosting the art exhibit "Cancer Below The Belt," which we premiered at our Open House this December, to help destigmatize cancers of the reproductive and genital organs.

Dr. Jeremy Schraw receives SIOP Young Investigator Talent Award

Congratulations to CPRIT Postdoctoral Associate Dr. Jeremy Schraw, who's been selected for a Young Investigator Talent Award by the International Society for Paediatric Oncology, which includes an invitation to attend the annual meeting in Kyoto, Japan, and 1500 euros to cover his flight and accommodations.

Annual Report, FY2018

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Press Releases

Health and safety tips during flooding, flood recoverySep 20, 2019
Flood waters can cause a variety of health concerns, including allergies, trauma and the spread of infectious diseases. Baylor College of Medicine experts offer some health and safety tips.
Study of prostate cancer in African-American men recruitingAug 27, 2019
Researchers are trying to find out why one in six African-American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and why they are twice as likely as white men to die from it.
Researchers share Harvey health impact findings at symposiumAug 5, 2019
Researchers have been studying Hurricane Harvey's effect on public health and the emergency response by healthcare providers during a major disaster. On Thursday, Aug. 22, they will share what they have learned at a symposium.
Folic acid reduces risk of defects linked to dolutegravirJul 23, 2019
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine suspected that folic acid could be a part of the puzzle of dolutegravir’s negative side effects.
Grant funds environmental health, disaster response research May 23, 2019
The Gulf Coast Center for Precision Environmental Health (GC-CPEH) has received a P30 award, designating it as a Center of Excellence in environmental health sciences research from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
Harvey health hazard study open to more participantsAug 22, 2018
Researchers have been awarded three grants to continue working to identify what dangers might have been in the flood waters, and new participants are needed as well as those who have already taken part in the study.
Environmental health study looks at epigenome, evolutionAug 20, 2018
Baylor’s Center for Precision Environmental Health receives $1.58 million grant from the John S. Templeton Foundation to study a new role of the epigenome in evolution.
New program educates next environmental health scientistsAug 14, 2018
A new T32 training grant looks to address a gap in population health and precision medicine research training and experience.
Formate prevents most folic acid-resistant neural tube defectsMay 1, 2018
New findings support the search for supplements that might prevent folic acid-resistant human neural tube defects in the future.
Study to investigate environmental and chemical exposures after HarveySep 22, 2017
Researchers have teamed up to monitor chemical exposure in communities where cleanup and recovery efforts are underway after Hurricane Harvey.
Hurricane Harvey's impact on allergy sufferers Sep 18, 2017
One of the most common post-Hurricane Harvey health issues that people are facing are worsening allergies, and there are numerous reasons for this, according to Dr. David Corry,
Contact lens care after swimming in floodwaters Sep 7, 2017
Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder has advice for contact lens wearers on how to properly care for their eyes after being exposed to floodwaters brought in by Hurricane Harvey.
Safety recommendations for reentering a home after floodingSep 1, 2017
Experts at Baylor College of Medicine have compiled an overview of precautions to take and what to look out for when returning to homes that experienced flooding.