Pediatric Cancer News
Study identifies a new rare genetic syndrome associated with severe infections and lung disease in infants Jul 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 Leukemia Jun 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 capital Jun 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 initiative May 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 viewers Dec 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 children Nov 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.
Baylor research team joins NCI consortium aimed at finding new therapies for children’s cancer Sep 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 status Jul 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 cancer Jun 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 treatment May 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.