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- Baylor College of Medicine's Duncan Cancer Center receives additional $15.9 million in state cancer funding Yesterday
- Researchers in the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine have received $15.9 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for two new large grants focused on liver cancer and prostate cancer.
- Study links tumor recurrence to growth factor commonly used in high-risk neuroblastoma treatmentMay 12, 2015
- Baylor researchers find a human growth factor that expands white blood cells in response to infection also acts on neuroblastoma cancer stem cells that are thought responsible for disease relapse.
- IL-33 promotes colorectal cancer tumor-growing environment Apr 27, 2015
- Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have unlocked new clues about how the colorectal cancer tumor microenvironment is formed and regulated.
- 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.
- Enzyme cuts path for T-cells to fight solid tumorsApr 13, 2015
- T-cells specifically engineered to express enzyme heparanase have an improved ability to infiltrate the extracellular matrix surrounding solid tumors.
- 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.
- First evaluation of HER2-specific ‘killer’ T cells in humansMar 23, 2015
- A clinical trial has shown promise for a new type of immunotherapy treatment for patients with HER2-positive sarcoma and may extend to other types of cancer.
- Incorporate genetic evaluation in familial colorectal cancer screening Mar 18, 2015
- Have a family history of colorectal cancer? Incorporate a genetics evaluation into a more proactive screening approach.
- Fusion gene provides a biological marker and clue for ovarian cancerMar 10, 2015
- Baylor researchers find a fusion gene may provide a clue and a marker for identifying a sub-group of the most common form of ovarian cancer.
- 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.
- Coactivator forges pathway for prostate cancer metastatic survivalFeb 16, 2015
- New finding could help define pathway to develop a drug against prostate cancer metastasis, according to researchers at Baylor.
- Saving the heart after cancer treatmentFeb 9, 2015
- Baylor experts say early screening and monitoring using echocardiograms could be the key to helping cancer survivors stay heart healthy.
- Grant allows development of 'freeze-frame' proteins to study DNAJan 30, 2015
- Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Susan Rosenberg and colleagues awarded three-year $2 million grant from W.M. Keck Foundation.
- First comprehensive Lung Institute in Texas offers hope along with world class team of experts Jan 16, 2015
- Baylor College of Medicine and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center have developed the first comprehensive, multi-specialty Lung Institute in the state of Texas.
- Study looks at effect of diet on prostate cancer progressionJan 9, 2015
- Recent studies suggest that nutrients found primarily in vegetables and fruits can help lower the risk of prostate cancer.
- Grant supports research on potential immunotherapy treatment for neuroblastomaDec 30, 2014
Dr. Leonid Metelitsa, named among inaugural recipients of the Bio-therapeutics Impact Award from Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
- Obesity, acid reflux precursors for esophageal cancerDec 29, 2014
New review examines latest developments in the risk factors, pathologies, diagnosis and treatment of esophageal cancers.
- 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.
- Dr. Trey Westbrook named TAMEST 2015 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award winner in medicine Dec 9, 2014
- Baylor College of Medicine researcher Dr. Thomas “Trey” Westbrook tapped for prestigious honor given annually to one scientist across the state of Texas for outstanding innovation in medicine.
- New study identifies first gene associated with familial gliomaDec 7, 2014
- Baylor-led research identifies for the first time a gene associated with familial glioma, brain tumors that appear in two or more members of the same family.