Pediatric Cancer News

First-in-human clinical trial aims to treat neuroblastomaJun 15, 2018
In a promising development, researchers announced a Phase 1, first-in-human clinical trial of a new form of immunotherapy to treat neuroblastoma using genetically engineered natural killer T cells (NKTs).
Baylor College of Medicine awarded $3 million from CPRITFeb 26, 2018
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have received $3,568,639 from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for three new grants focused on tobacco control, cancer screening and novel treatments for cancer in children and adults
Alex’s Lemonade Stand funds Phase 1 neuroblastoma trialDec 4, 2017
Dr. Andras Heczey and Dr. Leonid Metelitsa received a $1.5 million grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to conduct a first-in-human Phase 1 Neuroblastoma clinical trial.
CPRIT awards $13M for prevention, research, recruitmentAug 18, 2017
Researchers in the NCI-designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center have received $13,107,956 from CPRIT for six new grants.
Grant to compare large-scale genomic sequencing, standard clinical tests for childhood cancer patientsAug 8, 2017
Baylor’s KidsCanSeq program will compare the results of large-scale genomic testing to targeted clinical tests in childhood cancer patients.
St. Baldrick’s awards eight faculty with cancer research grantsJul 27, 2017
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has announced its 2017 summer grant recipients, including eight from Baylor College of Medicine.
Childhood cancer survivor support expanding for TexansMar 22, 2017
A recent $1.5 million grant will expand the Passport for Care program, which ensuring that childhood cancer survivors in Texas receive healthcare that meets their unique needs.
Statewide research program in Texas expected to advance understanding of causes of childhood cancerOct 19, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Cancer Center will lead a statewide effort to understand the causes of childhood cancer.
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.
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.