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'Wound response' of cancer stem cells may explain chemo-resistance in bladder cancerDec 3, 2014
A novel mechanism – similar to how normal tissue stem cells respond to wounding – might explain why bladder cancer stem cells actively contribute to chemo-resistance after multiple cycles of chemotherapy drug treatment.
Baylor College of Medicine awarded additional $9.9 million in state cancer funding Nov 20, 2014
Researchers in the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine have been awarded an additional $9.9 million in grant funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
TopBP1 a sweet spot for treatment in multiple cancersNov 17, 2014
A compound called calcein may act to inhibit topoisomerase IIβ-binding protein 1 (TopBP1), which enhances the growth of tumors, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine.
Facial hair brings awareness to unique medical approaches, treatments at Baylor College of MedicineNov 14, 2014
The Movember and No-Shave November movements have men’s health in their crosshairs, and Baylor College of Medicine is doing its part to raise awareness by providing individualized, tailored approaches to prostate cancer screening and erectile dysfunction.
Houston women: Be a healthy tissue donor, help in the fight against breast cancer Nov 10, 2014
Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center joins local affiliates to collect healthy breast tissue samples for the Komen Tissue Bank on Feb. 28, 2015 to benefit breast cancer research.
Newly identified network triggers degradation of important tumor suppressor protein in triple negative breast cancerNov 7, 2014
Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have identified a network of proteins that triggers triple negative breast cancer – one of the most aggressive and difficult-to-treat forms of the disease.
Immune-related gene may predispose to HPV-related cancerOct 23, 2014
Baylor-led research identifies immune related gene that appears to play an important role in determining whether a person develops a cancer related to human papilloma virus.
$160,000 NIH grant advances mining of datasets in scientific articlesOct 21, 2014
Award will help informatics team explore ways to enable researchers to analyze or mine such datasets more easily.
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.
SRC-2 drives castration-resistant prostate cancerOct 9, 2014
Finding a blocker for the nuclear receptor coactivator known as NCoA2 or SRC-2 might solve the problem of treating advanced prostate cancer that becomes resistant to the most common treatment.