Breast Center Newsletters
First large-scale proteogenomic study of breast cancer provides insight into potential therapeutic targets May 25, 2016 Researchers completed the first large-scale “proteogenomic” study of breast cancer, linking DNA mutations to protein signaling and helping pinpoint the genes that drive cancer.
Breast cancer tumor-initiating cells use mTOR signaling to recruit suppressor cells to promote tumor growth May 16, 2016 Baylor College of Medicine researchers report a new mechanism that helps cancer cells engage myeloid-derived suppressor for growth.
Dr. Xiang Zhang awarded prestigious Department of Defense grant for breast cancer research Mar 15, 2016 Dr. Xiang Zhang has been awarded the Department of Defense’s 2015 Breast Cancer Research Program Era of Hope Scholar Award to further study metastatic breast cancer.
Expedited diagnostic process reduces anxiety over breast cancer diagnosis Oct 30, 2015 At the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine, imaging specialists have developed a program to expedite the process, reducing weeks to a mere few days, helping patients cope with the stress and anxiety that accompany the process.
Making sense of revised breast cancer screening guidelines Oct 21, 2015 Baylor College of Medicine experts encourage every woman to take a proactive role in knowing and understanding their risk for breast cancer.
City recognizes Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day Oct 13, 2015 Baylor College of Medicine joins City of Houston and local organizations in recognizing awareness for metastatic breast cancer.
3D mammography most effective technology available for breast cancer screening Oct 9, 2015 Three-dimensional digital breast tomography, or 3D mammography, is the most effective technology available for early detection of breast cancer, said experts in the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine.
Baylor College of Medicine receives $822,000 in Komen grants Sep 22, 2015 Researchers from the NCI-Comprehensive Designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine have received over $822,000 in grant funding from Susan G. Komen for four new projects in breast cancer research.
Disruption of a crucial cellular machine may kill the engine of deadly cancers Sep 2, 2015 Baylor College of Medicine study finds that inhibition of the spliceosome using a new drug kills tumor cells but leaves noncancerous tissues unaffected in mouse models.
Baylor’s Dan L Duncan Cancer Center receives highest National Cancer Institute designation – Comprehensive status Jul 30, 2015 The National Cancer Institute has awarded the Dan L Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine the prestigious designation of a Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Breast Center to host Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference Jul 23, 2015 Baylor College of Medicine's Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center to jointly sponsor a medical education conference on metastatic breast cancer Sept. 18-19.
Too much – not mutated – N-Ras promotes aggressive breast cancer Jul 10, 2015 Traditionally, the gene N-Ras has been defined as a cancer causer only when it is mutated, but researchers say that is not the case when N-Ras is found in a particularly aggressive form of the disease called basal-like breast cancer.
Dr. Matthew Ellis receives Stand Up To Cancer’s Laura Ziskin Prize for breast cancer research Jun 30, 2015 Dr. Matthew Ellis, director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, received the Stand Up To Cancer Laura Ziskin Prize for breast cancer research.
Dr. Mothaffar Rimawi recognized for outstanding contributions to breast cancer Jun 23, 2015 Dr. Mothaffar Rimawi, director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, received the C. Kent Osborne Award for Medical Excellence for his contributions to breast cancer research.
Baylor receives Avon Foundation grants for research, community care Apr 27, 2015 Baylor College of Medicine has received two new grants totaling $325,000 from the Avon Foundation for Women that will help its physicians and researchers continue to improve access to life-saving breast cancer prevention and treatment resources.
Ellis receives ASCO award for contributions to breast cancer genomics research, mentorship Mar 23, 2015 Dr. Matthew Ellis has been named recipient of the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gianni Bonadonna Breast Cancer Award and Lecture.
Baylor College of Medicine receives an additional $11 million in state cancer funding Feb 23, 2015 Baylor researchers receive nine new grants totaling $11.3 million in the latest round of funding awarded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Study further suggests combination targeted therapy without chemotherapy a good option for some HER2-positive breast cancer Dec 12, 2014 New data further suggests combination targeted therapy without chemotherapy is a potential approach for certain HER-2-positive breast cancer.
Houston women: Be a healthy tissue donor, help in the fight against breast cancer Nov 10, 2014 Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center joins local affiliates to collect healthy breast tissue samples for the Komen Tissue Bank on Feb. 28, 2015 to benefit breast cancer research.
Newly identified network triggers degradation of important tumor suppressor protein in triple negative breast cancer Nov 7, 2014 Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have identified a network of proteins that triggers triple negative breast cancer – one of the most aggressive and difficult-to-treat forms of the disease.