Cancer News

First-of-its-kind children’s cancer center launches in Botswana capitalJun 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.
Decrease your chances of developing skin cancerMay 26, 2016
A Baylor College of Medicine skin expert reminds us that no tan is a healthy tan but instead increases the risk of developing skin cancer.
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers awarded CPRIT grants to support the fight against cancerMay 25, 2016
Three researchers from the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor have been awarded academic research program grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
First large-scale proteogenomic study of breast cancer provides insight into potential therapeutic targetsMay 25, 2016
Researchers completed the first large-scale “proteogenomic” study of breast cancer, linking DNA mutations to protein signaling and helping pinpoint the genes that drive cancer.
Differences in metabolism between androgen-dependent and castration resistant prostate cancer may lead to new therapiesMay 19, 2016
Researchers have determined that castration resistant prostate cancer has particular metabolic characteristics that may open new possibilities for treatment. 
Researchers uncover marker important to effectiveness of natural killer T cellsMay 16, 2016
Researchers identified a molecular marker of NKT cells that could lead to effective cancer immunotherapy.
Breast cancer tumor-initiating cells use mTOR signaling to recruit suppressor cells to promote tumor growthMay 16, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine researchers report a new mechanism that helps cancer cells engage myeloid-derived suppressor for growth.
Baylor College of Medicine pediatric oncologist to lend expertise to national Moonshot initiativeMay 9, 2016
Dr. Will Parsons will be part of the efforts to accelerate pediatric cancer research through the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative.
Recipients of 2016 DeBakey Research Award represent Baylor College of Medicine’s scientific excellenceMay 3, 2016
Five Baylor faculty members have received the Michael E. DeBakey Excellence in Research Award .
Successful treatment for hepatitis C reduces risk of liver cancer later in veteransApr 22, 2016
A new study found that treatment and cure of chronic hepatitis C reduce the risk of the most common for of liver cancer.