Press Releases

Decrease your chances of developing skin cancerMay 26, 2016
A Baylor College of Medicine skin expert reminds us that no tan is a healthy tan but instead increases the risk of developing skin cancer.
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers awarded CPRIT grants to support the fight against cancerMay 25, 2016
Three researchers from the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor have been awarded academic research program grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
First large-scale proteogenomic study of breast cancer provides insight into potential therapeutic targetsMay 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.
Differences in metabolism between androgen-dependent and castration resistant prostate cancer may lead to new therapiesMay 19, 2016
Researchers have determined that castration resistant prostate cancer has particular metabolic characteristics that may open new possibilities for treatment. 
Researchers uncover marker important to effectiveness of natural killer T cellsMay 16, 2016
Researchers identified a molecular marker of NKT cells that could lead to effective cancer immunotherapy.
Breast cancer tumor-initiating cells use mTOR signaling to recruit suppressor cells to promote tumor growthMay 16, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine researchers report a new mechanism that helps cancer cells engage myeloid-derived suppressor for growth.
Baylor College of Medicine pediatric oncologist to lend expertise to national Moonshot initiativeMay 9, 2016
Dr. Will Parsons will be part of the efforts to accelerate pediatric cancer research through the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative.
Recipients of 2016 DeBakey Research Award represent Baylor College of Medicine’s scientific excellenceMay 3, 2016
Five Baylor faculty members have received the Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Award .
Successful treatment for hepatitis C reduces risk of liver cancer later in veteransApr 22, 2016
A new study found that treatment and cure of chronic hepatitis C reduce the risk of the most common for of liver cancer.
New class of small molecule drug, SI-2, has potential for improving cancer treatmentApr 15, 2016
Baylor researchers find that SI-2 can inhibit tumor growth in mouse models and could be used to develop drugs against key drivers of many cancers.
Experts warn HPV related cancer on the rise in U.S.Apr 13, 2016
The last three decades have seen a rise in the cases of head and neck cancer and a shift in the cause of such cancers, according to experts at Baylor College of Medicine.
History of chicken pox may reduce risk of brain cancer later in lifeMar 30, 2016
The chicken pox may offer some positive health benefits later in life, experts believe – a reduced risk for developing glioma, a type of brain cancer.
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.
Largest genomic study on kidney cancer brings hope for more effective treatments Mar 4, 2016
Baylor's Dr. Chad Creighton led a study that distinguished nine major subtypes of kidney cancer.
Twenty minutes can save your lifeMar 1, 2016
Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. But a simple screening procedure called a colonoscopy can save your life.
Whole genome sequencing advances pancreatic tumor classificationFeb 26, 2016
Researchers from the Human Genome Sequencing Center and the Elkins Pancreas Center at Baylor College of Medicine have collaborated with researchers in a breakthrough reclassification of pancreatic cancer.
Study provides consensus on association between allergies and glioma risk Feb 5, 2016
Researchers found an inverse association between allergies, asthma and eczema and a brain cancer called glioma, meaning that people who have the allergic conditions may be less likely to develop the brain cancer.
Origins of cancer subgroup identifiedJan 28, 2016
A team of researchers have developed a method to find the origins of common childhood brain cancer.
Broad genetic testing for childhood cancer patients can pinpoint cancer causes and identify potential treatmentsJan 28, 2016
Whole exome tumor and blood sequencing in pediatric cancer patients revealed mutations that could help explain the cause of cancer or have the potential to impact clinical cancer care.
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center joins nation’s cancer centers in endorsement of HPV vaccination for cancer preventionJan 27, 2016
The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine has joined the National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination to prevent cancer.