New study identifies first gene associated with familial glioma Dec 7, 2014 Baylor-led research identifies for the first time a gene associated with familial glioma, brain tumors that appear in two or more members of the same family.
'Wound response' of cancer stem cells may explain chemo-resistance in bladder cancer Dec 3, 2014 A novel mechanism – similar to how normal tissue stem cells respond to wounding – might explain why bladder cancer stem cells actively contribute to chemo-resistance after multiple cycles of chemotherapy drug treatment.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded additional $9.9 million in state cancer funding Nov 20, 2014 Researchers in the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine have been awarded an additional $9.9 million in grant funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
TopBP1 a sweet spot for treatment in multiple cancers Nov 17, 2014 A compound called calcein may act to inhibit topoisomerase IIβ-binding protein 1 (TopBP1), which enhances the growth of tumors, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine.
Facial hair brings awareness to unique medical approaches, treatments at Baylor College of Medicine Nov 14, 2014 The Movember and No-Shave November movements have men’s health in their crosshairs, and Baylor College of Medicine is doing its part to raise awareness by providing individualized, tailored approaches to prostate cancer screening and erectile dysfunction.
Houston women: Be a healthy tissue donor, help in the fight against breast cancer Nov 10, 2014 Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center joins local affiliates to collect healthy breast tissue samples for the Komen Tissue Bank on Feb. 28, 2015 to benefit breast cancer research.
Newly identified network triggers degradation of important tumor suppressor protein in triple negative breast cancer Nov 7, 2014 Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have identified a network of proteins that triggers triple negative breast cancer – one of the most aggressive and difficult-to-treat forms of the disease.
Immune-related gene may predispose to HPV-related cancer Oct 23, 2014 Baylor-led research identifies immune related gene that appears to play an important role in determining whether a person develops a cancer related to human papilloma virus.
$160,000 NIH grant advances mining of datasets in scientific articles Oct 21, 2014 Award will help informatics team explore ways to enable researchers to analyze or mine such datasets more easily.
Whole exome sequencing closer to becoming “new family history” Oct 20, 2014 Baylor researchers find one-fourth of patients whose DNA was submitted for clinical whole exome testing received a diagnosis related to a known genetic disease, often ending a long search for answers for them and their parents.
City observes Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day Oct 13, 2014 The City of Houston today joined the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Theresa’s Research Foundation in recognizing Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
SRC-2 drives castration-resistant prostate cancer Oct 9, 2014 Finding a blocker for the nuclear receptor coactivator known as NCoA2 or SRC-2 might solve the problem of treating advanced prostate cancer that becomes resistant to the most common treatment.
Developmental transcription factors oversee glioma sub-types Oct 6, 2014 Researchers find transcription factors NFIA, Sox10 play important roles in the development of different subtypes of deadly brain tumors.
Zong awarded NIH Director’s New Innovator Award for cancer genomics Oct 6, 2014 Dr. Chenghang “Chuck” Zong of Baylor College of Medicine has been awarded a National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award, a prestigious grant designated to support promising new scientists and their highly innovative research ideas.
Baylor, Texas Children's Cancer Center research helps determine molecular causes of Langerhans cell histiocytosis Sep 12, 2014 Study helps fill in some of the bigger picture of the molecular pathology that leads to LCH, points to some potential therapeutic approaches.
Notch1 and osteoblasts play role in bone cancer initiation Sep 8, 2014 Baylor study finds high levels of Notch1, a gene that helps determine cell fate, can drive cells that normally lead to bone formation to become cancerous.
Baylor College of Medicine receives additional $9.7 million in state cancer grants Aug 21, 2014 Baylor College of Medicine received $9.7 million in the newest wave of grants announced by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Sequence of rare kidney cancer reveals unique alterations involving telomerase Aug 21, 2014 International collaboration led by Baylor College of Medicine finds genetic alterations may contribute to rare form of kidney cancer.
Grants fund Baylor, Texas Children’s Cancer Center research on novel treatments for pediatric cancer Aug 11, 2014 St. Baldrick’s Foundation awards nearly $850,000 in grants to Baylor and Texas Children’s Cancer Center physician research to treat pediatric cancer.
Study shines new light on genetic alterations of aggressive breast cancer subtype Aug 7, 2014 Researchers find genetic alterations that may contribute to the development of a subtype breast cancer typically associated with more aggressive forms of the disease and higher recurrence rates.