First large-scale proteogenomic study of breast cancer provides insight into potential therapeutic targets May 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 therapies May 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 cells May 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 growth May 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 initiative May 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 excellence May 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 veterans Apr 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.
New class of small molecule drug, SI-2, has potential for improving cancer treatment Apr 15, 2016 Baylor researchers find that SI-2 can inhibit tumor growth in mouse models and could be used to develop drugs against key drivers of many cancers.
Experts warn HPV related cancer on the rise in U.S. Apr 13, 2016 The last three decades have seen a rise in the cases of head and neck cancer and a shift in the cause of such cancers, according to experts at Baylor College of Medicine.
History of chicken pox may reduce risk of brain cancer later in life Mar 30, 2016 The chicken pox may offer some positive health benefits later in life, experts believe – a reduced risk for developing glioma, a type of brain cancer.
Dr. Xiang Zhang awarded prestigious Department of Defense grant for breast cancer research Mar 15, 2016 Dr. Xiang Zhang has been awarded the Department of Defense’s 2015 Breast Cancer Research Program Era of Hope Scholar Award to further study metastatic breast cancer.
Largest genomic study on kidney cancer brings hope for more effective treatments Mar 4, 2016 Baylor's Dr. Chad Creighton led a study that distinguished nine major subtypes of kidney cancer.
Twenty minutes can save your life Mar 1, 2016 Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. But a simple screening procedure called a colonoscopy can save your life.
Whole genome sequencing advances pancreatic tumor classification Feb 26, 2016 Researchers from the Human Genome Sequencing Center and the Elkins Pancreas Center at Baylor College of Medicine have collaborated with researchers in a breakthrough reclassification of pancreatic cancer.
Study provides consensus on association between allergies and glioma risk Feb 5, 2016 Researchers found an inverse association between allergies, asthma and eczema and a brain cancer called glioma, meaning that people who have the allergic conditions may be less likely to develop the brain cancer.
Origins of cancer subgroup identified Jan 28, 2016 A team of researchers have developed a method to find the origins of common childhood brain cancer.
Broad genetic testing for childhood cancer patients can pinpoint cancer causes and identify potential treatments Jan 28, 2016 Whole exome tumor and blood sequencing in pediatric cancer patients revealed mutations that could help explain the cause of cancer or have the potential to impact clinical cancer care.
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center joins nation’s cancer centers in endorsement of HPV vaccination for cancer prevention Jan 27, 2016 The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine has joined the National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination to prevent cancer.
Baylor's Dr. Will Parsons among cancer researchers who met Vice President Joe Biden’s team Jan 11, 2016 Pediatric oncologist Dr. Will Parsons was among a group of cancer researchers who met with the office of Vice President Joe Biden on Jan. 8 in Washington, D.C.
Be aware of common cervical cancer symptoms Jan 7, 2016 Abnormal bleeding can be an early warning sign of cervical cancer and should not be ignored, said a gynecologic oncologist from Baylor College of Medicine.