Press Releases

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.
Mesothelioma Treatment Center at Baylor St. Luke’s launches clinical trial for cancer patientsSep 6, 2016
A new clinical trial that combines immunotherapy and surgery for the treatment of mesothelioma has begun at the Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center.
New oncogene linked to prostate cancer in African Americans may lead to better diagnostic tools, treatmentsSep 2, 2016
New finding suggests that genetic factors can contribute, at last in part, to the higher incidence of prostate cancer among African American men compared with men of other ethnic groups.
Serendipitous finding leads scientists to propose new mechanism to explain benign prostatic hyperplasiaSep 1, 2016
Researchers suggest strategies to improve the response to androgen-targeting therapies, which are usually used to treat prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Baylor College of Medicine welcomes Dr. Stacey CarterAug 26, 2016
Dr. Stacey Carter joins the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center and the Department of Surgery as an assistant professor.
Children’s cancer research at Baylor, Texas Children’s Cancer Center funded by St. Baldrick’s FoundationAug 23, 2016
Five pediatric oncologists received 2016 grants from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for cancer research projects.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded more than $10 million from CPRIT for prevention and facility support servicesAug 22, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine researchers awarded more than $10 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to support evidence-based cancer prevention services and core facility.
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center launches specialty team for esophageal cancer careAug 16, 2016
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center's new group will provide expert, state-of-the-art esophageal cancer care.
President Obama names Margaret Spitz to National Cancer Advisory BoardAug 12, 2016
Renowned expert in molecular epidemiology Dr. Margaret Spitz to advocate for cancer prevention and health disparities on the National Cancer Advisory Board.
Sedgwick receives award celebrating professionalism in medicineAug 11, 2016
Dr. Emily Sedgwick has been named the 2016 recipient of the Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism.
Research reveals patients can have more than one breast cancer and points at strategies to treat themAug 9, 2016
Researchers identify that a majority of ER-positive breast cancers are actually a family of related tumors which could lead to new treatment plans.
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.