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- 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.
- 'Wound response' of cancer stem cells may explain chemo-resistance in bladder cancerDec 3, 2014
- A novel mechanism – similar to how normal tissue stem cells respond to wounding – might explain why bladder cancer stem cells actively contribute to chemo-resistance after multiple cycles of chemotherapy drug treatment.
- Baylor College of Medicine awarded additional $9.9 million in state cancer funding Nov 20, 2014
- Researchers in the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine have been awarded an additional $9.9 million in grant funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
- TopBP1 a sweet spot for treatment in multiple cancersNov 17, 2014
- A compound called calcein may act to inhibit topoisomerase IIβ-binding protein 1 (TopBP1), which enhances the growth of tumors, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine.
- Facial hair brings awareness to unique medical approaches, treatments at Baylor College of MedicineNov 14, 2014
- The Movember and No-Shave November movements have men’s health in their crosshairs, and Baylor College of Medicine is doing its part to raise awareness by providing individualized, tailored approaches to prostate cancer screening and erectile dysfunction.