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Baylor College of Medicine awarded $15.7 million in state cancer fundingNov 20, 2015
Researchers in the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine this week received over $15.7 million in grant funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Researchers discover genetic cause of second-most common kidney cancer in childrenNov 19, 2015
Researchers have uncovered a genetic mutation associated with clear cell sarcoma of the kidney that has opened a new path of research and could point the way toward a new diagnostic test for the disease.
Genome of Sézary syndrome points to potential treatment targetsNov 10, 2015
A genomic analysis of 37 patients with Sézary syndrome, a rare cancer, reveals mutations in genes that affect T-cell signaling and those that interfere with cell cycle checkpoints that govern cell division.
Expedited diagnostic process reduces anxiety over breast cancer diagnosisOct 30, 2015
At the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine, imaging specialists have developed a program to expedite the process, reducing weeks to a mere few days, helping patients cope with the stress and anxiety that accompany the process.
Dr. Matthew Anderson receives funding to advance ovarian cancer research Oct 22, 2015
The KK125 Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation has awarded Dr. Matthew Anderson, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, a $50,000 grant to look at new ways to prevent and detect ovarian cancer earlier.
Making sense of revised breast cancer screening guidelinesOct 21, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine experts encourage every woman to take a proactive role in knowing and understanding their risk for breast cancer.
City recognizes Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day Oct 13, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine joins City of Houston and local organizations in recognizing awareness for metastatic breast cancer.
3D mammography most effective technology available for breast cancer screeningOct 9, 2015
Three-dimensional digital breast tomography, or 3D mammography, is the most effective technology available for early detection of breast cancer, said experts in the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine.
Baylor College of Medicine receives $822,000 in Komen grants Sep 22, 2015
Researchers from the NCI-Comprehensive Designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine have received over $822,000 in grant funding from Susan G. Komen for four new projects in breast cancer research.
New microsurgery for early stage GI cancer patientsSep 17, 2015
A new endoscopic microsurgery known as endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), offers a non-invasive approach to removing small gastrointestinal tumors by removing them in layers.
Baylor research team joins NCI consortium aimed at finding new therapies for children’s cancerSep 15, 2015
Baylor one of five groups to receive a National Cancer Institute grant to address key challenges in developing new therapies for children with cancer.
Baylor College of Medicine receives grant to study experimental immunotherapy in HPV-related throat cancerSep 14, 2015
Baylor researchers receive $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to advance clinical studies of an experimental immunotherapy for HPV related throat cancer.
Cycle for a cureSep 9, 2015
Baylor teaming up with Ovarian Cancer Research Fund for Sept. 19 Ovarian Cycle Houston event.
Curley awarded $9 million grant to study radiofrequency treatments for pancreatic and liver cancersSep 9, 2015
Dr. Steven Curley and his research team will study radiofrequency energy to treat cancer alone or in combination with drugs and treatment-enhancing agents such as nanoparticles.
Disruption of a crucial cellular machine may kill the engine of deadly cancersSep 2, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine study finds that inhibition of the spliceosome using a new drug kills tumor cells but leaves noncancerous tissues unaffected in mouse models.
Electronic trigger reduces delays in evaluation for cancer diagnosisAug 24, 2015
Electronic triggers designed to search for key data were able to identify and reduce follow-up delays for patients being evaluated for a diagnosis of colon or prostate cancer.
Super-stimulation makes SRCs cancer cell killersAug 10, 2015
Too much of a bad thing could have a positive effect – especially when there is too much of a master cell regulator and a small molecule that can make it a cancer fighter, said Baylor College of Medicine researchers.
Baylor’s Dan L Duncan Cancer Center receives highest National Cancer Institute designation – Comprehensive statusJul 30, 2015
The National Cancer Institute has awarded the Dan L Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine the prestigious designation of a Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Kent Osborne honored for medical professionalismJul 24, 2015
Dr. Kent Osborne has been named the recipient of the 2015 Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism.
Breast Center to host Metastatic Breast Cancer ConferenceJul 23, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine's Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center to jointly sponsor a medical education conference on metastatic breast cancer Sept. 18-19.