Grant to fund potential new glioblastoma treatment research Apr 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 therapy Apr 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 treatments Mar 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 subtypes Mar 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 play Mar 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 Texans Mar 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 disorder Mar 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 awareness Mar 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 Africa Feb 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 unit Feb 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 chemo Feb 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 diagnosis Jan 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 cancers Jan 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 origins Jan 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 recommendations Jan 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.
Breast cancer researchers receive $900,000 to support study of treatment resistance, drug efficacy Dec 28, 2016 Dr. Meghashyam Kavuri and Dr. Xi Chen have been awarded grants from the Susan G. Komen Foundation to support their breast cancer research.
Mesothelioma Treatment Center opens study of new treatment Dec 20, 2016 The Mesothelioma Treatment Center has begun enrolling patients in a clinical research study for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Scalp-cooling device cuts hair loss in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy Dec 9, 2016 A scalp cooling cap has been shown to effective in reducing hair loss in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Promising results shown from combination therapy in HER2-positive and hormone receptor-positive metastatic or local advanced breast cancer Dec 8, 2016 A new study reveals the efficacy and safety of treating HER2-positive and hormone receptor-positive metastatic or local advanced breast cancer with pertuzumab in combination with trastuzumab, along with an aromatase inhibitor.
NSABP B52 trial shows estrogen deprivation in neoadjuvant chemotherapy breast cancer treatment is not antagonistic to pathologic complete response Dec 8, 2016 Research by Dr. Mothaffar F. Rimawi he finds that adding an aromatase inhibitor to presurgery breast cancer treatment did not significantly increase or decrease the percentage of patients who experienced a pathologic complete response.