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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.
Enzyme presents drug target to rare lung disease Apr 1, 2014
Baylor researchers find an enzyme may provide a new way to attack lymphangioleiomyomatosis, a rare lung disease predominately affects women.
Research on rare blood disorder leads to diagnostic test, potential new therapiesMar 20, 2014
A recent study by researchers, including those from Baylor and the Histiocytosis Program at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, has uncovered important advances in the understanding of a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.
Simple steps to prevent colon cancerMar 20, 2014
Our expert offers five simple steps to help prevent colon cancer.
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.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded $3.7 million in new wave of state cancer fundingFeb 20, 2014
Researchers from the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine have received an additional $3.7 million in research grants in the newest round of funding announced by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Dr. Malcolm Brenner recipient of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium Lifetime Achievement AwardFeb 13, 2014
Renowned cell and gene therapy researcher Dr. Malcolm Brenner has been named a recipient of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Maestro coregulator SRC-2 orchestrates metabolism and circadian rhythmFeb 13, 2014
Baylor researchers find steroid receptor coactivator-2, a master molecule, synchronizes whole-body metabolism with circadian rhythm.
Tools produce different answers in microRNA profilesFeb 5, 2014
Baylor researchers find the choice of tools in genomic profiling can make a difference in microRNAs.
Grants support immunotherapy-based treatment for childhood cancerFeb 5, 2014
Two Baylor College of Medicine researchers have received grants from the nonprofit organization Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to advance their immunotherapy-based treatment approaches for childhood cancer.
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.
Blood system stem cells show sex differencesJan 22, 2014
Baylor-led study finds hematopoietic stem cells divide significantly faster in females than males.
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.
Activated “killer” T-cells effective against resistant lymphomaDec 16, 2013
Lab technique helps cells regain ability to attack tumor, according to new research from Baylor College of Medicine.
Coping with cancer during holidaysDec 16, 2013
Just because they are going through treatment, our expert says it doesn't mean cancer patients cannot enjoy the holidays.
Lung cancer screening beneficial in high-risk groupsNov 25, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine expert says that research on the causes of lung cancer and developing screening methods is critically important.
Excess bile acids can signal beginning of liver cancerNov 21, 2013
The road to liver cancer can start with the toxic and chronic pile-up of bile acids that act as tumor promoters.
Clinical trial looks at new way to prevent hair loss with chemotherapyOct 16, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers are seeking volunteers to participate in a new study that will test the safety of a scalp cooling device to prevent hair loss associated with chemotherapy.
New grant to broaden exploitation of promising immunotherapy to many blood cancersOct 15, 2013
Researchers including those from Baylor College of Medicine have received a grant to increase their work with T-cell immunotherapies to types of blood cancers such as myeloma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Breast cancer survivors needed for new studyOct 15, 2013
A clinical trial to look at better ways of managing one of the most common side effects of breast cancer treatments – vaginal dryness – is underway under the auspices of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine.