Cancer News

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.
New class of small molecule drug, SI-2, has potential for improving cancer treatmentApr 15, 2016
Baylor researchers find that SI-2 can inhibit tumor growth in mouse models and could be used to develop drugs against key drivers of many cancers.
Experts warn HPV related cancer on the rise in U.S.Apr 13, 2016
The last three decades have seen a rise in the cases of head and neck cancer and a shift in the cause of such cancers, according to experts at Baylor College of Medicine.
History of chicken pox may reduce risk of brain cancer later in lifeMar 30, 2016
The chicken pox may offer some positive health benefits later in life, experts believe – a reduced risk for developing glioma, a type of brain cancer.
Largest genomic study on kidney cancer brings hope for more effective treatments Mar 4, 2016
Baylor's Dr. Chad Creighton led a study that distinguished nine major subtypes of kidney cancer.
Twenty minutes can save your lifeMar 1, 2016
Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. But a simple screening procedure called a colonoscopy can save your life.