News and Events
Whole exome sequencing takes new technology into the clinic Oct 2, 2013 Baylor researchers find new genetic test helped provide a diagnosis to 25 percent of the first 250 such patients referred to the Baylor Whole Genome Laboratory, demonstrating the value of such technology to individual patients.
Controlling pancreatic cancer may depend on a molecular 'fulcrum' Sep 13, 2013 Baylor researchers reveal a treatment target that, when modulated in the lab setting, reduces tumors and makes them more susceptible to chemotherapy.
Pediatric oncologist honored for best scientific paper on malignant gliomas Aug 26, 2013 Dr. Meenakshi Hegde, instructor of pediatrics – hematology/oncology at Baylor College of Medicine, was awarded the 28th Schweisguth Prize from the International Society of Pediatric Oncology for the best scientific paper written by a trainee.
Baylor receives $960,000 plus in Komen breast cancer grants Aug 1, 2013 Four Baylor College of Medicine researchers received new grant funding from Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help advance breast cancer research.
Grants support research for innovative treatments for childhood cancer Jul 22, 2013 Baylor College of Medicine researchers have received a total of $600,000 in grants from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to support their research to find innovative new treatments for childhood cancer.
Pediatric oncologist receives grant for neuroblastoma research Jul 10, 2013 Dr. Jason Shohet has received a grant from Braden’s Hope for Childhood Cancer to support his research to find novel treatments for high-risk neuroblastoma.
Love Foundation Award recipient touts mentors, colleagues Jul 8, 2013 Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Martha Mims has received the Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism, and honors the physicians who trained her.
Metabolism, chromatin state gene implicated in common kidney cancer Jun 21, 2013 The Cancer Genome Atlas consortium has identified contributions to development of the most common form of adult kidney cancer.
Men should talk with physician, make cancer screening plans Jun 18, 2013 Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Mohit Khera provides advice for cancer screenings.
Phase 1 trial uses enhanced T cells to treat neuroblastoma Jun 10, 2013 A phase 1 clinical trial at Baylor College of Medicine, which has received support from a pediatric cancer nonprofit organization, will use an immunotherapy approach to treating kids with neuroblastoma.
Baylor College of Medicine’s breast care program for underserved recognized May 16, 2013 Baylor College of Medicine's The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center and its medical director, Dr. Mothaffar Rimawi, will be honored at the Komen Houston Impact Awards Luncheon May 30.
Grant funds research to study new treatments for osteosarcoma May 2, 2013 The grant funds research focused on the highest risk and the poorest outcome cancers in children.
BCM receives grants from Rally Foundation for childhood cancer Apr 23, 2013 All grants are made in honor or memory of a Rally Kid, a child who has fought or is currently fighting cancer.
Baylor College of Medicine receives $350K in Avon grants for breast cancer care, research Apr 23, 2013 The grants were presented at the closing ceremonies of the 6th annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Houston April 21.
BCM major part of new pediatric cancer Dream Team initiative Apr 13, 2013 Pediatric Dream Team Translational Cancer Research Project will provide a total of $14.5 million over four years, with $3.3 million to BCM.
Signature of circulating breast tumor cells that spread to the brain found Apr 10, 2013 BCM researchers find biomarkers of circulating breast tumor cells destined for the brain, insight into how disease spreads.
Certain breast cancer patients may benefit from combined HER-2 targeted treatment without chemotherapy Apr 8, 2013 BCM researchers find certain breast cancer patients may benefit from targeted therapy for tumors.
Loss of tumor suppressor SPOP releases cancer potential of SRC-3 Apr 1, 2013 BCM researchers say SRC-3 could prove an important target for treatment of many cancers along with breast and prostate tumors.
Prevent colon cancer in less than an hour Mar 19, 2013 Regular screenings for colon cancer can catch the deadly disease before it even begins.
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy receives renewed NIH funding to enhance T cell therapy for cancer Feb 27, 2013 Funding will help advance T cell therapy for kids and adults with cancer, reach wider spectrum of cancers.