Press Releases

Answers to 100-year-old mystery point to potential breast cancer therapiesApr 3, 2018
A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has identified a long sought after connection between how cancer cells use glucose to generate energy and cancer growth.
Potential new strategy to fight ovarian cancer foundMar 28, 2018
A new discovery opens the possibility of developing a novel way to fight ovarian cancer.
New promise found in treating triple negative breast cancerMar 26, 2018
A new study has identified a novel treatment strategy that may be effective for triple negative breast cancer patients.
Autoimmune disease treatments focus of McNair SymposiumMar 13, 2018
Dr. Jeffrey A. Bluestone, the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor at the University of California San Francisco, will be the Distinguished Lecturer at the Seventh Annual McNair Symposium at Baylor College of Medicine.
Baylor geneticists, oncologists host symposium in JapanMar 9, 2018
The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center  hosted their first joint U.S.-Japan Clinical Cancer Genomics and Personalized Medicine Symposium in Tokyo, Japan.
Maximizing nutrition during cancer careMar 6, 2018
The physical and emotional tolls chemotherapy can have on a patient undergoing cancer treatment are well known, but there are many myths when it comes to managing fitness and nutrition during treatment. Nutritionist Rachel Dudley explains.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded $3 million from CPRITFeb 26, 2018
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have received $3,568,639 from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for three new grants focused on tobacco control, cancer screening and novel treatments for cancer in children and adults
Baylor team shortlisted for Cancer Research UK grantsFeb 15, 2018
A multidisciplinary team of scientists has been shortlisted to the final stages of Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge, an ambitious series of £20 million global grants tackling some of the toughest questions in cancer research.
Classification can lead to new ways to diagnose, treat cancerFeb 12, 2018
A novel approach to studying cancer has enabled researchers to group about 10,000 human cancers of 32 different types into 10 classes based on the molecular pathways that drive tumor growth.
Immunotherapy summit brings together patients, expertsJan 11, 2018
The NCI-designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine is hosting a free educational program for cancer patients and their caregivers seeking to learn more about cancer immunotherapy and clinical trials.
Research reveals path to ependymoma chemotherapyJan 4, 2018
Dr. Stephen Mack and colleagues have developed a framework for discovering targets in ependymomas, and other cancer that lack known genetic drivers, thereby also providing insights into treatment strategies.
G-quadruplex regulates breast cancer-associated geneDec 21, 2017
Researchers have now discovered a mechanism by which cells can regulate switching between the two proteins, opening options for the development of novel therapeutic strategies to control cancer growth in the future.
Dr. Jeffery Rosen honored for breast cancer research Dec 8, 2017
Dr. Jeffrey Rosen was awarded the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Distinguished Lecture in Breast Cancer Research at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Dr. Matthew Ellis named to Forbes’ “Physician Honor Roll"Dec 5, 2017
Dr. Matthew Ellis is one of 27 breast oncologists across the country being recognized by Forbes as an exemplary physician in the field of breast cancer oncology.
Dr. Trey Westbrook named new McNair ScholarDec 5, 2017
Dr. Trey Westbrook has been named the newest McNair Scholar. This recognition will support his work focused on discovering the genes and mechanisms that drive breast cancer and developing the next generation of cancer medicines.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand funds Phase 1 neuroblastoma trialDec 4, 2017
Dr. Andras Heczey and Dr. Leonid Metelitsa received a $1.5 million grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to conduct a first-in-human Phase 1 Neuroblastoma clinical trial.
Baylor only Texas site awarded NCI grant to help end smokingNov 28, 2017
The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only site in the state of Texas that will implement a National Cancer Institute-funded tobacco cessation program for cancer patients.
Managing cancer treatment and holiday season expectationsNov 17, 2017
Experts from Baylor College of Medicine provide guidance to help manage cancer during the holidays, as both a patient and a caregiver.
Study examines battlefield chemicals, prostate cancer linkNov 7, 2017
The link between exposure to battlefield chemicals and prostate cancer in veterans is not well understood, but researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are hoping to change that. 
Low-fat diet may lower postmenopausal pancreatic cancer riskNov 6, 2017
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have released the findings of the impact a low-fat diet has on pancreatic cancer risk in postmenopausal women.