Quantum Dot RF illuminated tumor (320x240)
credit: Scott HolmesRF illuminated quantum dots light up a tumor

The Electromagnetic Field & Nanomaterials Research Laboratory in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine is led by Dr. Steven Curley and Dr. Stuart Corr. RF technology is gaining prominence as a powerful new surgical oncology tool in the fight against cancer. Recent work has shown synergy when combining RF therapy with systemic chemotherapy administration. His current studies have also shown enhanced delivery and retention of chemotherapeutics into tumors when exposed to low levels of RF fields.

Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center

At the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute designated cancer center, we offer the best minds in cancer treatment backed by the renowned researchers at Baylor, improved outcomes through comprehensive, personalized care, and access to the latest clinical trials.

We are at the forefront of personalized medicine, replacing traditional treatments with targeted therapies based on each individual’s unique biology and the exact characteristics of their cancer. The benefits: earlier detection, better prevention, and more effective treatments with fewer side effects.

Elkins Pancreas Center

Dr. Fisher pancreas cancer research disparity (320x240)
credit: Scott HolmesDr. William Fisher addresses pancreas cancer research funding differences.

Researchers at the Elkins Pancreas Center strive to lead the nation in the discovery of effective new treatments for pancreatic cancer. Our robust basic science program has developed several new lines of research this year, attracted $2.3 million dollars in extramural research funding and published our discoveries in over thirty scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. Many of these discoveries have the potential to be translated into new treatments for our patients by the clinical research team.