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Disruption of a crucial cellular machine may kill the engine of deadly cancersYesterday
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 statusJul 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 ConferenceJul 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 cancerJul 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 researchJun 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 cancerJun 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, mentorshipMar 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 cancerDec 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 cancerNov 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.
City observes Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day Oct 13, 2014
The City of Houston today joined the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Theresa’s Research Foundation in recognizing Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Baylor College of Medicine receives additional $9.7 million in state cancer grantsAug 21, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine received $9.7 million in the newest wave of grants announced by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Study shines new light on genetic alterations of aggressive breast cancer subtypeAug 7, 2014
Researchers find genetic alterations that may contribute to the development of a subtype breast cancer typically associated with more aggressive forms of the disease and higher recurrence rates.
Dr. Matthew J. Ellis named new director of Lester and Sue Smith Breast CenterJun 10, 2014
Dr. Matthew Ellis, a renowned clinician scientist in the area of genomics and molecular profiling of breast cancer, has been named as the new director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor.
Avon Foundation grant to improve screening, patient navigation of underserved communityApr 15, 2014
The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine has received a $150,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women to provide breast cancer prevention and treatment and help patients better navigate their breast cancer care.
Study profiles parents’ attitudes on genomic studies, data sharing and privacyMar 11, 2014
Baylor researchers find parents are more concerned about the future risk to their child, when considering enrollment in genetic studies.
High throughput “viewing” identifies new regulator of estrogen receptorJan 23, 2014
A high throughput microscopy technique enabled our researchers to identify a a highly amplified gene in many tumors, including breast, prostate and ovarian cancer.
Breast cell survival factor increases breast cancer risk after late pregnancyDec 31, 2013
The mystery of why the risk of breast cancer goes up in women whose first pregnancies occur after the age of 35 may boil down to a single factor. according to Baylor researchers.