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Blood system stem cells show sex differencesJan 22, 2014
Baylor-led study finds hematopoietic stem cells divide significantly faster in females than males.
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.
Activated “killer” T-cells effective against resistant lymphomaDec 16, 2013
Lab technique helps cells regain ability to attack tumor, according to new research from Baylor College of Medicine.
Coping with cancer during holidaysDec 16, 2013
Just because they are going through treatment, our expert says it doesn't mean cancer patients cannot enjoy the holidays.
Lung cancer screening beneficial in high-risk groupsNov 25, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine expert says that research on the causes of lung cancer and developing screening methods is critically important.
Excess bile acids can signal beginning of liver cancerNov 21, 2013
The road to liver cancer can start with the toxic and chronic pile-up of bile acids that act as tumor promoters.
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.
New grant to broaden exploitation of promising immunotherapy to many blood cancersOct 15, 2013
Researchers including those from Baylor College of Medicine have received a grant to increase their work with T-cell immunotherapies to types of blood cancers such as myeloma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
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.
Controlling pancreatic cancer may depend on a molecular 'fulcrum'Sep 13, 2013
Baylor researchers reveal a treatment target that, when modulated in the lab setting, reduces tumors and makes them more susceptible to chemotherapy.