Baylor only Texas site awarded NCI grant to help end smoking Nov 28, 2017 The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only site in the state of Texas that will implement a National Cancer Institute-funded tobacco cessation program for cancer patients.
New ECMO recommendations for lung transplant candidates Oct 16, 2017 Physicians reviewed available data and research to provide a perspective on the use of ECMO on patients on the lung transplantation list.
Oral corticosteroids overprescribed in children with asthma Apr 10, 2017 In a new study published today in the journal Pediatrics, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine found substantial overprescribing of oral corticosteroids in children with asthma.
Expert in lung transplantation joins Baylor Mar 9, 2017 Dr. Gabriel Loor, a cardiac surgeon whose research focuses on maximizing donor organs for lung transplant recipients, has joined Baylor College of Medicine as director of lung transplantation.
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.
Disturbing circadian rhythm connected to higher risk of liver cancer in mice; link to humans Nov 23, 2016 A team of researchers says disrupting a regular sleep routine can trigger the development of liver cancer in mice.
Identification of new subtypes of lung cancer can lead to personalized therapies with better outcomes Oct 24, 2016 Researchers broke down lung cancers into distinct subtypes, each with its own molecular profile and potentially different response to therapy.
Men who improve sleep quality may decrease their chances of developing urinary tract issues Oct 4, 2016 Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have determined a link between sleep quality and lower urinary tract symptoms in men.
Baylor researchers contribute to project to develop guidelines for large sequence-based complex trait association studies Sep 22, 2016 Findings from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Exome Sequencing Project (ESP) could contribute to the advancement of precision medicine and the implications for the future of whole exome data analysis.
Study of potential new treatment for mesothelioma open to patients Sep 15, 2016 The Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center has begun enrolling patients in a clinical research study looking at an investigational drug in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
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.
Expert says sleep is essential on road trips Jul 27, 2016 Dr. Philip Alapat explains the importance of getting enough sleep to ensure safe and fun road trips.
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.
New research finds controlled substance to be more harmful for infants when combined with cigarettes Jun 15, 2016 Researchers say that smoking both marijuana and tobacco cigarettes while pregnant may be worse for an unborn child than either cigarettes and marijuana alone.
Baylor receives renewal for American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers Network Jun 8, 2016 The American Lung Association announced the funding renewal of their Asthma Clinical Research Center at Baylor.
Volunteers needed for e-cigarette and cigarette smokers’ research study May 3, 2016 Baylor is recruiting volunteers for a pilot study to determine the effects of smoking either electronic cigarettes or tobacco on the bacteria found within the human body.
Don’t let sleep apnea take your breath away Apr 26, 2016 A Baylor sleep expert explains the symptoms, risk factors and treatment of sleep apnea.
Lester and Sue Smith commit $10 million to the Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine Apr 9, 2016 Baylor College of Medicine has received a $10.2 million gift from the Lester and Sue Smith Foundation that will support treatment and research efforts at the Baylor Lung Institute.
The time has come for Tobacco 21 law Mar 23, 2016 Laws aimed at reducing young people’s access to cigarettes should be extended more broadly across the nation, urged experts including Baylor College of Medicine’s Dr. Stephanie Morain.
New research into the genetic basis of mesothelioma opens new doors for better treatment Feb 29, 2016 A report published in Nature Genetics this week provides new hope for more effective treatments of Malignant pleural mesothelioma.