Press Releases

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.
Gala to raise funds for phase 1 cancer trials unitFeb 16, 2017
The annual Partnership Gala will benefit the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center and honor the work and career of its director, Dr. C Kent Osborne.
Scalp cooling effective in reducing hair loss during chemoFeb 14, 2017
Dr. Julie Nangia reports the results of her research studying the effectiveness of scalp cooling therapy in reducing hair loss in women undergoing chemotherapy.
Scalp cooling effective in reducing hair loss during chemoFeb 14, 2017
Dr. Julie Nangia reports the results of her research studying the effectiveness of scalp cooling therapy in reducing hair loss in women undergoing chemotherapy.
Researcher contributes to project to help cancer diagnosisJan 26, 2017
An international research group including Baylor College of Medicine has received a Catalyst Award to investigate ways of bringing new and improved cancer diagnostic tests to primary care practitioners.
Study shows link between Hepatitis C virus, multiple cancersJan 26, 2017
Dr. Jennifer Kramer and colleagues examine the link between HCV and other cancers within the U.S. elderly population.
'Listening' to single cells may uncover cancer originsJan 17, 2017
Baylor scientists have developed a method that allows them to accurately determine the genes expressed in single cells.
Baylor, nation’s cancer centers endorse updated HPV vaccine recommendationsJan 11, 2017
Baylor and the other 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers endorsed recently revised recommendations from the CDC on the need to improve vaccination rates for HPV.