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BCM - Baylor College of Medicine

Giving life to possible

General Surgery

Research

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The success of the individual programs is recognizable through research funding, publications, presentations, training and academic services, which significantly enhance the national and international reputations of the department.

In the areas of clinical and basic science research, individual programs have been recognized through research funding, publications, presentations, training, and academic services.

One five-year long study published in the prestigious journal Nature was the first to report 16 significantly mutated genes in actual human pancreatic cancer primary tumors, including genes not previously known to be associated with the disease.

As a result of the division’s clinical expertise and research programs patients receive a highly specialized assessment, the newest treatment modalities, including clinical trials for new medications and emerging surgical techniques, and coordinated follow up of their care.