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Coping with cancer during holidaysDec 16, 2013
Just because they are going through treatment, our expert says it doesn't mean cancer patients cannot enjoy the holidays.
Lung cancer screening beneficial in high-risk groupsNov 25, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine expert says that research on the causes of lung cancer and developing screening methods is critically important.
Excess bile acids can signal beginning of liver cancerNov 21, 2013
The road to liver cancer can start with the toxic and chronic pile-up of bile acids that act as tumor promoters.
Clinical trial looks at new way to prevent hair loss with chemotherapyOct 16, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers are seeking volunteers to participate in a new study that will test the safety of a scalp cooling device to prevent hair loss associated with chemotherapy.
New grant to broaden exploitation of promising immunotherapy to many blood cancersOct 15, 2013
Researchers including those from Baylor College of Medicine have received a grant to increase their work with T-cell immunotherapies to types of blood cancers such as myeloma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Breast cancer survivors needed for new studyOct 15, 2013
A clinical trial to look at better ways of managing one of the most common side effects of breast cancer treatments – vaginal dryness – is underway under the auspices of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine.
Whole exome sequencing takes new technology into the clinicOct 2, 2013
Baylor researchers find new genetic test helped provide a diagnosis to 25 percent of the first 250 such patients referred to the Baylor Whole Genome Laboratory, demonstrating the value of such technology to individual patients.
Controlling pancreatic cancer may depend on a molecular 'fulcrum'Sep 13, 2013
Baylor researchers reveal a treatment target that, when modulated in the lab setting, reduces tumors and makes them more susceptible to chemotherapy.
Pediatric oncologist honored for best scientific paper on malignant gliomasAug 26, 2013
Dr. Meenakshi Hegde, instructor of pediatrics – hematology/oncology at Baylor College of Medicine, was awarded the 28th Schweisguth Prize from the International Society of Pediatric Oncology for the best scientific paper written by a trainee.
Baylor receives $960,000 plus in Komen breast cancer grantsAug 1, 2013
Four Baylor College of Medicine researchers received new grant funding from Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help advance breast cancer research.
Grants support research for innovative treatments for childhood cancerJul 22, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine researchers have received a total of $600,000 in grants from Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to support their research to find innovative new treatments for childhood cancer.
Pediatric oncologist receives grant for neuroblastoma researchJul 10, 2013
Dr. Jason Shohet has received a grant from Braden’s Hope for Childhood Cancer to support his research to find novel treatments for high-risk neuroblastoma.
Love Foundation Award recipient touts mentors, colleaguesJul 8, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Martha Mims has received the Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism, and honors the physicians who trained her.
Metabolism, chromatin state gene implicated in common kidney cancerJun 21, 2013
The Cancer Genome Atlas consortium has identified contributions to development of the most common form of adult kidney cancer.
Men should talk with physician, make cancer screening plansJun 18, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Mohit Khera provides advice for cancer screenings.
Phase 1 trial uses enhanced T cells to treat neuroblastomaJun 10, 2013
A phase 1 clinical trial at Baylor College of Medicine, which has received support from a pediatric cancer nonprofit organization, will use an immunotherapy approach to treating kids with neuroblastoma.
Baylor College of Medicine’s breast care program for underserved recognized May 16, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine's The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center and its medical director, Dr. Mothaffar Rimawi, will be honored at the Komen Houston Impact Awards Luncheon May 30.
Grant funds research to study new treatments for osteosarcomaMay 2, 2013
The grant funds research focused on the highest risk and the poorest outcome cancers in children.
BCM receives grants from Rally Foundation for childhood cancerApr 23, 2013
All grants are made in honor or memory of a Rally Kid, a child who has fought or is currently fighting cancer.
Baylor College of Medicine receives $350K in Avon grants for breast cancer care, researchApr 23, 2013
The grants were presented at the closing ceremonies of the 6th annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Houston April 21.