Press Releases

New oncogene linked to prostate cancer in African Americans may lead to better diagnostic tools, treatmentsSep 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 hyperplasiaSep 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.
President Obama names Margaret Spitz to National Cancer Advisory BoardAug 12, 2016
Renowned expert in molecular epidemiology Dr. Margaret Spitz to advocate for cancer prevention and health disparities on the National Cancer Advisory Board.
New medical condition identified for men suffering with low testosteroneJun 21, 2016
Study finds 85 percent of men treated with testosterone therapy not suffering from classical primary or secondary hypogonadism, but adult onset hypogonadism.
Mouse model shows that Notch activation can drive metastatic prostate cancerJun 13, 2016
Researchers find that in mouse models, Notch signaling promotes the ability of tumors to spread to other organs.
Differences in metabolism between androgen-dependent and castration resistant prostate cancer may lead to new therapiesMay 19, 2016
Researchers have determined that castration resistant prostate cancer has particular metabolic characteristics that may open new possibilities for treatment. 
Study shows benefits of testosterone treatment in older men with low testosteroneFeb 17, 2016
Baylor researchers part of study that shows improved sexual function, walking ability and mood after testosterone treatment in men age 65 and older.
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center joins nation’s cancer centers in endorsement of HPV vaccination for cancer preventionJan 27, 2016
The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine has joined the National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination to prevent cancer.
Electronic trigger reduces delays in evaluation for cancer diagnosisAug 24, 2015
Electronic triggers designed to search for key data were able to identify and reduce follow-up delays for patients being evaluated for a diagnosis of colon or prostate cancer.
Baylor’s Dan L Duncan Cancer Center receives highest National Cancer Institute designation – Comprehensive statusJul 30, 2015
The National Cancer Institute has awarded the Dan L Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine the prestigious designation of a Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Baylor College of Medicine's Duncan Cancer Center receives additional $15.9 million in state cancer funding May 29, 2015
Researchers in the NCI-designated Dan L Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine have received $15.9 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for two new large grants focused on liver cancer and prostate cancer.
Baylor College of Medicine receives an additional $11 million in state cancer funding Feb 23, 2015
Baylor researchers receive nine new grants totaling $11.3 million in the latest round of funding awarded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Coactivator forges pathway for prostate cancer metastatic survivalFeb 16, 2015
New finding could help define pathway to develop a drug against prostate cancer metastasis, according to researchers at Baylor.
Erectile dysfunction may be first sign of heart diseaseFeb 16, 2015
Men with erectile dysfunction may also have an increased risk for developing heart disease, said an expert at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
More clinics moving to new building on McNair CampusJan 14, 2015
The phased move-in of the Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center at the McNair Campus continues next week, when several clinics will open on the ninth floor.
Study looks at effect of diet on prostate cancer progressionJan 9, 2015
Recent studies suggest that nutrients found primarily in vegetables and fruits can help lower the risk of prostate cancer.
'Wound response' of cancer stem cells may explain chemo-resistance in bladder cancerDec 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.
Facial hair brings awareness to unique medical approaches, treatments at Baylor College of MedicineNov 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.
SRC-2 drives castration-resistant prostate cancerOct 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.
Study identifies new genetic cause of male reproductive birth defectsJun 1, 2014
Baylor team finds certain male reproductive birth defects resulted from a change in the number of copies of a gene, VAMP7.