Press Releases

T cells that target two tumor surface molecules mitigate tumor escape in mouse model of glioblastomaJul 18, 2016
Researchers show a new strategy, based on targeting specific surface molecules, that eliminates most of the cancer cells in a mouse model of glioblastoma.
Study identifies a new rare genetic syndrome associated with severe infections and lung disease in infantsJul 18, 2016
Researchers identified a new rare genetic condition which provides an explanation for a type of lung disease in infants.
Baylor College of Medicine receives grant from Komen Houston for breast health programJul 8, 2016
Susan G. Komen Houston awarded a $132,050 grant to Baylor for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer in underserved patient populations.
Telomere length a strong indicator of blood count recovery in treatment of childhood Acute Myeloid LeukemiaJun 30, 2016
Researchers discovered a way to predict which children are at highest risk for delayed recovery following intensive chemotherapy courses to treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Helping breast cancer patients discover body confidence during swimsuit seasonJun 29, 2016
Swimsuit season can be particularly tough for some women undergoing breast cancer treatment, or who have had reconstructive surgery. 
Baylor College of Medicine welcomes Dr. Chonghui ChengJun 24, 2016
Dr. Chonghui Cheng joins Baylor's Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center and the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics as an associate professor, continuing her work to explore how RNA regulation controls breast cancer metastasis.
Baylor, Cell Medica announce groundbreaking collaboration to create cellular immunotherapy products for cancer treatmentJun 17, 2016
Baylor, Cell Medica enter landmark sponsored research collaboration, representing a significant milestone in an effort to develop a new class of life-saving cancer therapy.
ASCO honors Osborne for work in breast cancer research, mentorshipJun 14, 2016
Dr. C Kent Osborne has been awarded the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gianni Bonadonna Breast Cancer Award and Lecture.
Mouse model shows that Notch activation can drive metastatic prostate cancerJun 13, 2016
Researchers find that in mouse models, Notch signaling promotes the ability of tumors to spread to other organs.
First-of-its-kind children’s cancer center launches in Botswana capitalJun 13, 2016
The Botswana-Baylor Children’s Center of Excellence and the government of Botswana began development of the first children’s hematology and cancer center of excellence in Gaborone.
Submit abstracts for 3rd Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer ConferenceJun 1, 2016
Abstracts are currently being accepted for the 3rd Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference hosted by the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine.
Decrease your chances of developing skin cancerMay 26, 2016
A Baylor College of Medicine skin expert reminds us that no tan is a healthy tan but instead increases the risk of developing skin cancer.
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers awarded CPRIT grants to support the fight against cancerMay 25, 2016
Three researchers from the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor have been awarded academic research program grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
First large-scale proteogenomic study of breast cancer provides insight into potential therapeutic targetsMay 25, 2016
Researchers completed the first large-scale “proteogenomic” study of breast cancer, linking DNA mutations to protein signaling and helping pinpoint the genes that drive cancer.
Differences in metabolism between androgen-dependent and castration resistant prostate cancer may lead to new therapiesMay 19, 2016
Researchers have determined that castration resistant prostate cancer has particular metabolic characteristics that may open new possibilities for treatment. 
Researchers uncover marker important to effectiveness of natural killer T cellsMay 16, 2016
Researchers identified a molecular marker of NKT cells that could lead to effective cancer immunotherapy.
Breast cancer tumor-initiating cells use mTOR signaling to recruit suppressor cells to promote tumor growthMay 16, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine researchers report a new mechanism that helps cancer cells engage myeloid-derived suppressor for growth.
Baylor College of Medicine pediatric oncologist to lend expertise to national Moonshot initiativeMay 9, 2016
Dr. Will Parsons will be part of the efforts to accelerate pediatric cancer research through the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative.
Recipients of 2016 DeBakey Research Award represent Baylor College of Medicine’s scientific excellenceMay 3, 2016
Five Baylor faculty members have received the Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Award .
Successful treatment for hepatitis C reduces risk of liver cancer later in veteransApr 22, 2016
A new study found that treatment and cure of chronic hepatitis C reduce the risk of the most common for of liver cancer.