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Avon Foundation grant to improve screening, patient navigation of underserved communityApr 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.
Study profiles parents’ attitudes on genomic studies, data sharing and privacyMar 11, 2014
Baylor researchers find parents are more concerned about the future risk to their child, when considering enrollment in genetic studies.
High throughput “viewing” identifies new regulator of estrogen receptorJan 23, 2014
A high throughput microscopy technique enabled our researchers to identify a a highly amplified gene in many tumors, including breast, prostate and ovarian cancer.
Breast cell survival factor increases breast cancer risk after late pregnancyDec 31, 2013
The mystery of why the risk of breast cancer goes up in women whose first pregnancies occur after the age of 35 may boil down to a single factor. according to Baylor researchers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Signature of circulating breast tumor cells that spread to the brain foundApr 10, 2013
BCM researchers find biomarkers of circulating breast tumor cells destined for the brain, insight into how disease spreads.
Certain breast cancer patients may benefit from combined HER-2 targeted treatment without chemotherapyApr 8, 2013
BCM researchers find certain breast cancer patients may benefit from targeted therapy for tumors.