Pediatric Cancer News

Children’s cancer research at Baylor, Texas Children’s Cancer Center funded by St. Baldrick’s FoundationAug 23, 2016
Five pediatric oncologists received 2016 grants from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for cancer research projects.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded more than $10 million from CPRIT for prevention and facility support servicesAug 22, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine researchers awarded more than $10 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to support evidence-based cancer prevention services and core facility.
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.
T cells that target two tumor surface molecules mitigate tumor escape in mouse model of glioblastomaJul 18, 2016
Researchers show a new strategy, based on targeting specific surface molecules, that eliminates most of the cancer cells in a mouse model of glioblastoma.
Study identifies a new rare genetic syndrome associated with severe infections and lung disease in infantsJul 18, 2016
Researchers identified a new rare genetic condition which provides an explanation for a type of lung disease in infants.
Telomere length a strong indicator of blood count recovery in treatment of childhood Acute Myeloid LeukemiaJun 30, 2016
Researchers discovered a way to predict which children are at highest risk for delayed recovery following intensive chemotherapy courses to treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
First-of-its-kind children’s cancer center launches in Botswana capitalJun 13, 2016
The Botswana-Baylor Children’s Center of Excellence and the government of Botswana began development of the first children’s hematology and cancer center of excellence in Gaborone.
Baylor College of Medicine pediatric oncologist to lend expertise to national Moonshot initiativeMay 9, 2016
Dr. Will Parsons will be part of the efforts to accelerate pediatric cancer research through the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative.
Neuroblastoma research at Baylor receives funding through support of Today show viewersDec 18, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine pediatric oncologist Dr. Andras Heczey has received a grant from the American Cancer Society funded by viewers of the Today Show through its Shine a Light campaign.
Researchers discover genetic cause of second-most common kidney cancer in childrenNov 19, 2015
Researchers have uncovered a genetic mutation associated with clear cell sarcoma of the kidney that has opened a new path of research and could point the way toward a new diagnostic test for the disease.