Press Releases

Disturbing circadian rhythm connected to higher risk of liver cancer in mice; link to humansNov 23, 2016
A team of researchers says disrupting a regular sleep routine can trigger the development of liver cancer in mice.
CPRIT awards Baylor College of Medicine additional $7 million to individual investigatorsNov 21, 2016
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have received over $7 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) for seven new grants.
New synthetic protein captures DNA events leading to cancer, opens possibilities for improved cancer therapiesNov 18, 2016
Researchers identify opportunities for developing new drugs to neutralize molecular intermediates before they lead to cancer.
Unraveling what happens inside a tumor; new method opens opportunities to improve diagnosis and treatmentNov 17, 2016
New strategy allows researchers to identify the different types of cells in the tumor and to unveil how the interactions between cancer and normal cells may shape the fate of the tumor. 
Researchers develop novel system for cataloging cancer gene variantsNov 15, 2016
A standard way to catalog gene mutations in cancers aims to enhance the use of the information in research and clinical practice.
Don’t let heartburn hinder your holidaysNov 14, 2016
With stress, travel and changes in diet, the holidays are a time to pay attention to the health of your esophagus.
Stiletto Strut raises $60,000 to support breast cancer researchOct 31, 2016
The 2016 Stiletto Strut event, sponsored by Neiman Marcus, raised more than $60,000 to support breast cancer research being conducted at Baylor College of Medicine’s Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center.
Baylor welcomes new McNair Scholar, Dr. Bing ZhangOct 31, 2016
Dr. Bing Zhang, a computational biologist with a focus on cancer bioinformatics, has been named the newest McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine.
Mouse Gata2 gene can affect female fertility and uterine susceptibility to cancerOct 25, 2016
Understanding what affects the uterus’ ability to prepare for pregnancy might someday help prevent or treat female infertility and cancer.
Identification of new subtypes of lung cancer can lead to personalized therapies with better outcomesOct 24, 2016
Researchers broke down lung cancers into distinct subtypes, each with its own molecular profile and potentially different response to therapy.
Statewide research program in Texas expected to advance understanding of causes of childhood cancerOct 19, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer Center will lead a statewide effort to understand the causes of childhood cancer.
Breast reconstruction after cancer offers chance for patients to feel good in their own skin by using their own abdominal tissueOct 19, 2016
Plastic surgeon Dr. Sebastian Winocour discusses options for breast reconstruction following cancer, including using a patient's own abdominal tissue.
Baylor College of Medicine Honors Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOct 10, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine will host a special panel discussion in honor of Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Oct. 13.
Scientists uncover mechanism that can explain breast cancer resistance to hormone therapy, point to potential therapiesOct 3, 2016
Scientists study potential therapies for breast cancer tumors resistant to hormone therapy.
Local breast cancer foundation gifts $20,000 donation to support clinical trialsOct 3, 2016
The Kathy S. Harkey Breast Cancer Foundation presented a check to Baylor College of Medicine in support of its efforts to develop and execute clinical trials in the quest for a breast cancer cure.
Baylor researchers receive grant to study canine cancer, test new therapies for translation to human cancersSep 29, 2016
A $500,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health will increase understanding about the interactions between cancer and the immune system in dogs with naturally occurring tumors.
Local playwright donates proceeds of production to Baylor’s NCI-designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer CenterSep 29, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine’s Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center has been chosen as the beneficiary of an original musical play titled “This American Family."
CPRIT awards Baylor $5 million grant for core facility support in proteomics and metabolomicsSep 16, 2016
A $5 million CPRIT grant will provide a boost to the Proteomics and Metabolomics Core.
Study of potential new treatment for mesothelioma open to patientsSep 15, 2016
The Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center has begun enrolling patients in a clinical research study looking at an investigational drug in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Special T cells that target solid tumors offer potential treatment for pediatric and adult cancersSep 14, 2016
A new study by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer Center has shown promising results for the use of adoptive cell-therapies to treat pediatric and adult solid tumor cancers.