Mesothelioma Treatment Center at Baylor St. Luke’s launches clinical trial for cancer patients Sep 6, 2016 A new clinical trial that combines immunotherapy and surgery for the treatment of mesothelioma has begun at the Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center.
New oncogene linked to prostate cancer in African Americans may lead to better diagnostic tools, treatments Sep 2, 2016 New finding suggests that genetic factors can contribute, at last in part, to the higher incidence of prostate cancer among African American men compared with men of other ethnic groups.
Serendipitous finding leads scientists to propose new mechanism to explain benign prostatic hyperplasia Sep 1, 2016 Researchers suggest strategies to improve the response to androgen-targeting therapies, which are usually used to treat prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Baylor College of Medicine welcomes Dr. Stacey Carter Aug 26, 2016 Dr. Stacey Carter joins the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center and the Department of Surgery as an assistant professor.
Children’s cancer research at Baylor, Texas Children’s Cancer Center funded by St. Baldrick’s Foundation Aug 23, 2016 Five pediatric oncologists received 2016 grants from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for cancer research projects.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded more than $10 million from CPRIT for prevention and facility support services Aug 22, 2016 Baylor College of Medicine researchers awarded more than $10 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to support evidence-based cancer prevention services and core facility.
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center launches specialty team for esophageal cancer care Aug 16, 2016 Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center's new group will provide expert, state-of-the-art esophageal cancer care.
President Obama names Margaret Spitz to National Cancer Advisory Board Aug 12, 2016 Renowned expert in molecular epidemiology Dr. Margaret Spitz to advocate for cancer prevention and health disparities on the National Cancer Advisory Board.
Sedgwick receives award celebrating professionalism in medicine Aug 11, 2016 Dr. Emily Sedgwick has been named the 2016 recipient of the Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism.
Research reveals patients can have more than one breast cancer and points at strategies to treat them Aug 9, 2016 Researchers identify that a majority of ER-positive breast cancers are actually a family of related tumors which could lead to new treatment plans.
T cells that target two tumor surface molecules mitigate tumor escape in mouse model of glioblastoma Jul 18, 2016 Researchers show a new strategy, based on targeting specific surface molecules, that eliminates most of the cancer cells in a mouse model of glioblastoma.
Study identifies a new rare genetic syndrome associated with severe infections and lung disease in infants Jul 18, 2016 Researchers identified a new rare genetic condition which provides an explanation for a type of lung disease in infants.
Baylor College of Medicine receives grant from Komen Houston for breast health program Jul 8, 2016 Susan G. Komen Houston awarded a $132,050 grant to Baylor for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer in underserved patient populations.
Telomere length a strong indicator of blood count recovery in treatment of childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia Jun 30, 2016 Researchers discovered a way to predict which children are at highest risk for delayed recovery following intensive chemotherapy courses to treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Helping breast cancer patients discover body confidence during swimsuit season Jun 29, 2016 Swimsuit season can be particularly tough for some women undergoing breast cancer treatment, or who have had reconstructive surgery.
Baylor College of Medicine welcomes Dr. Chonghui Cheng Jun 24, 2016 Dr. Chonghui Cheng joins Baylor's Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center and the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics as an associate professor, continuing her work to explore how RNA regulation controls breast cancer metastasis.
Baylor, Cell Medica announce groundbreaking collaboration to create cellular immunotherapy products for cancer treatment Jun 17, 2016 Baylor, Cell Medica enter landmark sponsored research collaboration, representing a significant milestone in an effort to develop a new class of life-saving cancer therapy.
ASCO honors Osborne for work in breast cancer research, mentorship Jun 14, 2016 Dr. C Kent Osborne has been awarded the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Gianni Bonadonna Breast Cancer Award and Lecture.
Mouse model shows that Notch activation can drive metastatic prostate cancer Jun 13, 2016 Researchers find that in mouse models, Notch signaling promotes the ability of tumors to spread to other organs.
First-of-its-kind children’s cancer center launches in Botswana capital Jun 13, 2016 The Botswana-Baylor Children’s Center of Excellence and the government of Botswana began development of the first children’s hematology and cancer center of excellence in Gaborone.