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Sugarbaker on board as new chief of general thoracic surgery at Baylor College of MedicineJul 14, 2014
Dr. David Sugarbaker will start seeing patients July 15 at the Baylor Clinic, and will conduct surgeries at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, part of CHI St. Luke’s Health.
Dr. Koen Venken named newest McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine Jul 9, 2014
Dr. Koen Venken has been named the newest McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine.
Grant supports innovative immunotherapy research at BaylorJun 12, 2014
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation awards Dr. Stephen Gottschalk Innovation Award to support his work to find new treatments for childhood cancer.
Dr. Matthew J. Ellis named new director of Lester and Sue Smith Breast CenterJun 10, 2014
Dr. Matthew Ellis, a renowned clinician scientist in the area of genomics and molecular profiling of breast cancer, has been named as the new director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor.
Chipping away at the cause behind rare tumorsJun 4, 2014
Baylor researchers part of study that finds uncovered the underlying mutations in intracranial germ cell tumors, which could lead to new therapeutic targets.
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund grant to start gynecologic cancer patient support programMay 27, 2014
Drs. Marian Yvette Williams-Brown and Celestine Tung receive a $50,000 grant from the organization to initiate the Woman to Woman Program at Baylor.
Grant funds research into connection between birth defects, childhood cancerMay 1, 2014
Dr. Philip Lupo of Baylor College of Medicine has been awarded a grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for his research that explores the intersection between childhood cancer and birth defects.
Avon Foundation grant to improve screening, patient navigation of underserved communityApr 15, 2014
The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine has received a $150,000 grant from the Avon Foundation for Women to provide breast cancer prevention and treatment and help patients better navigate their breast cancer care.
Enzyme presents drug target to rare lung disease Apr 1, 2014
Baylor researchers find an enzyme may provide a new way to attack lymphangioleiomyomatosis, a rare lung disease predominately affects women.
Research on rare blood disorder leads to diagnostic test, potential new therapiesMar 20, 2014
A recent study by researchers, including those from Baylor and the Histiocytosis Program at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, has uncovered important advances in the understanding of a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.
Simple steps to prevent colon cancerMar 20, 2014
Our expert offers five simple steps to help prevent colon cancer.
Study profiles parents’ attitudes on genomic studies, data sharing and privacyMar 11, 2014
Baylor researchers find parents are more concerned about the future risk to their child, when considering enrollment in genetic studies.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded $3.7 million in new wave of state cancer fundingFeb 20, 2014
Researchers from the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine have received an additional $3.7 million in research grants in the newest round of funding announced by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Dr. Malcolm Brenner recipient of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium Lifetime Achievement AwardFeb 13, 2014
Renowned cell and gene therapy researcher Dr. Malcolm Brenner has been named a recipient of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Maestro coregulator SRC-2 orchestrates metabolism and circadian rhythmFeb 13, 2014
Baylor researchers find steroid receptor coactivator-2, a master molecule, synchronizes whole-body metabolism with circadian rhythm.
Tools produce different answers in microRNA profilesFeb 5, 2014
Baylor researchers find the choice of tools in genomic profiling can make a difference in microRNAs.
Grants support immunotherapy-based treatment for childhood cancerFeb 5, 2014
Two Baylor College of Medicine researchers have received grants from the nonprofit organization Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to advance their immunotherapy-based treatment approaches for childhood cancer.
High throughput “viewing” identifies new regulator of estrogen receptorJan 23, 2014
A high throughput microscopy technique enabled our researchers to identify a a highly amplified gene in many tumors, including breast, prostate and ovarian cancer.
Blood system stem cells show sex differencesJan 22, 2014
Baylor-led study finds hematopoietic stem cells divide significantly faster in females than males.
Breast cell survival factor increases breast cancer risk after late pregnancyDec 31, 2013
The mystery of why the risk of breast cancer goes up in women whose first pregnancies occur after the age of 35 may boil down to a single factor. according to Baylor researchers.