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.
Dr. Malcolm Brenner receives prestigious lifetime achievement honor from Human Gene Therapy journal Aug 5, 2014 Renowned cell and gene therapy clinician-scientist Dr. Malcolm Brenner has received the prestigious Pioneer Award from the journal Human Gene Therapy.
Protein that plays role in muscle formation identified Jul 31, 2014 Researchers have identified protein, Rbfox2, as key factor that regulates alternative splicing of two genes critical to fusion process.
Study shows epigenetic changes can drive cancer Jul 25, 2014 Researchers at Baylor have created a mouse model providing the first in vivo evidence that epigenetic alterations alone can cause cancer.
Sugarbaker on board as new chief of general thoracic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine Jul 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 Baylor Jun 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 Center Jun 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 tumors Jun 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 program May 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 cancer May 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 community Apr 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 therapies Mar 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.