Press Releases

Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference seeks abstractsMay 22, 2017
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference is currently seeking abstracts for consideration at the annual conference on Oct. 12 – 13, 2017 at Baylor College of Medicine.
Cancer study assesses targets for personalized medicineMay 18, 2017
A study confirmed previously known cancer molecular changes and discovered others that had not been typically linked to cancer before.
Avon grant supports breast care services for underservedMay 8, 2017
Following the annual Avon 39 walk, the Avon Foundation for Women presented Baylor with a grant for $100,000 to support the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center’s Pink 4 Life project.
Early detection highlighted for melanoma awareness month Apr 27, 2017
With longer days and more outdoor activities, Dr. Ida Orengo, professor of dermatology, addresses the dangers hiding behind sunburns and sun exposure, including melanoma.
Cancer mutation signatures focus of next McNair Symposium Apr 26, 2017
Cancers caused by mutations in cells that are then passed on during cell division will be the focus of this year’s Sixth Annual McNair Symposium.
New technique tests therapies for breast cancer metastasis Apr 21, 2017
A new laboratory technique can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening breast cancer metastases in bone.
Clinical trial results show benefit of brain cancer therapyApr 20, 2017
Researchers are investigating a new treatment option using modified T cells with anti-tumor properties with the goal of improving outcomes for patients with glioblastoma.
Research paves way for improved colorectal cancer testApr 19, 2017
Researchers have identified specific types of bacteria that seem to be abundant in individuals with colorectal cancer.
Annual Partnership gala with Jazz Age flair raises money to fund cancer research Apr 11, 2017
The 2017 Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine gala event, themed Café Society Soiree, raised money to support cancer research being conducted at Baylor’s NCI-designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Grant to fund potential new glioblastoma treatment researchApr 7, 2017
Dr. Meenakshi Hegde was awarded a grant from the Stand Up to Cancer organization for her research focused on finding new treatment for glioblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor.
Tumor microenvironment study may improve cancer therapyApr 3, 2017
Researchers have discovered that tumor blood vessels and the immune system influence each other’s functions, and propose that considering these bilateral effects in cancer therapy might improve outcomes.
Novel approach can reveal better breast cancer treatmentsMar 28, 2017
Researchers have developed a new way to approach breast cancer treatment by seeking to neutralize specific biological growth drivers.
Novel approach can reveal better breast cancer treatmentsMar 28, 2017
Researchers have developed a new way to approach breast cancer treatment by seeking to neutralize specific biological growth drivers.
New genetic risk factors identify two distinct glioma subtypesMar 27, 2017
Researchers led by Dr. Melissa Bondy have conducted the largest study to date of malignant brain tumors looking for genetic markers of glioma, a highly aggressive form of brain cancer.
Cancer center outreach group to host colorectal cancer playMar 24, 2017
In observation of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Baylor College of Medicine will host a play that will help educate African-Americans about the importance of preventing colorectal cancer.
Childhood cancer survivor support expanding for TexansMar 22, 2017
A recent $1.5 million grant will expand the Passport for Care program, which ensuring that childhood cancer survivors in Texas receive healthcare that meets their unique needs.
Childhood cancer survivor support expanding for TexansMar 22, 2017
A recent $1.5 million grant will expand the Passport for Care program, which ensuring that childhood cancer survivors in Texas receive healthcare that meets their unique needs.
Gene ABL1 implicated in cancer, developmental disorderMar 13, 2017
Researchers link ABL1, a human gene well-known for its association with cancer, to a developmental disorder. 
Baylor’s Office of Outreach and Health Disparities collaborates with Vietnamese television to raise cancer awarenessMar 2, 2017
Baylor's Office of Outreach and Health Disparities, part of the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, has launched a collaboration with VIETV to generate awareness about colorectal cancer in one of Houston’s largest demographics.
Pediatric hematology-oncology initiative launched in AfricaFeb 21, 2017
Global HOPE will build long-term capacity to treat and improve the prognosis of thousands of children with blood disorders and cancer in southern and east Africa.