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Baylor research team joins NCI consortium aimed at finding new therapies for children’s cancerSep 15, 2015
Baylor one of five groups to receive a National Cancer Institute grant to address key challenges in developing new therapies for children with 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.
Mother's diet before pregnancy may affect child’s lifelong risk of cancerJun 11, 2015
Study finds mother’s diet around the time of conception can change the function of certain genes in her child, including the gene associated with cancer risk.
Study links tumor recurrence to growth factor commonly used in high-risk neuroblastoma treatmentMay 12, 2015
Baylor researchers find a human growth factor that expands white blood cells in response to infection also acts on neuroblastoma cancer stem cells that are thought responsible for disease relapse.
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.
Grant supports research on potential immunotherapy treatment for neuroblastomaDec 30, 2014

Dr. Leonid Metelitsa, named among inaugural recipients of the Bio-therapeutics Impact Award from Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

Whole exome sequencing closer to becoming “new family history”Oct 20, 2014
Baylor researchers find one-fourth of patients whose DNA was submitted for clinical whole exome testing received a diagnosis related to a known genetic disease, often ending a long search for answers for them and their parents.
Baylor, Texas Children's Cancer Center research helps determine molecular causes of Langerhans cell histiocytosisSep 12, 2014
Study helps fill in some of the bigger picture of the molecular pathology that leads to LCH, points to some potential therapeutic approaches.
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.
Grants fund Baylor, Texas Children’s Cancer Center research on novel treatments for pediatric cancerAug 11, 2014
St. Baldrick’s Foundation awards nearly $850,000 in grants to Baylor and Texas Children’s Cancer Center physician research to treat pediatric cancer.