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City observes Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day Oct 13, 2014
The City of Houston today joined the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Theresa’s Research Foundation in recognizing Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Baylor College of Medicine receives additional $9.7 million in state cancer grantsAug 21, 2014
Baylor College of Medicine received $9.7 million in the newest wave of grants announced by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Study shines new light on genetic alterations of aggressive breast cancer subtypeAug 7, 2014
Researchers find genetic alterations that may contribute to the development of a subtype breast cancer typically associated with more aggressive forms of the disease and higher recurrence rates.
Dr. Matthew J. Ellis named new director of Lester and Sue Smith Breast CenterJun 10, 2014
Dr. Matthew Ellis, a renowned clinician scientist in the area of genomics and molecular profiling of breast cancer, has been named as the new director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor.
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.