Cancer News

Dr. Trey Westbrook named new McNair ScholarDec 5, 2017
Dr. Trey Westbrook has been named the newest McNair Scholar. This recognition will support his work focused on discovering the genes and mechanisms that drive breast cancer and developing the next generation of cancer medicines.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand funds Phase 1 neuroblastoma trialDec 4, 2017
Dr. Andras Heczey and Dr. Leonid Metelitsa received a $1.5 million grant from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to conduct a first-in-human Phase 1 Neuroblastoma clinical trial.
Baylor only Texas site awarded NCI grant to help end smokingNov 28, 2017
The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only site in the state of Texas that will implement a National Cancer Institute-funded tobacco cessation program for cancer patients.
Managing cancer treatment and holiday season expectationsNov 17, 2017
Experts from Baylor College of Medicine provide guidance to help manage cancer during the holidays, as both a patient and a caregiver.
Study examines battlefield chemicals, prostate cancer linkNov 7, 2017
The link between exposure to battlefield chemicals and prostate cancer in veterans is not well understood, but researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are hoping to change that. 
Low-fat diet may lower postmenopausal pancreatic cancer riskNov 6, 2017
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have released the findings of the impact a low-fat diet has on pancreatic cancer risk in postmenopausal women. 
Lumpectomy, lift good combination for breast cancer patientsOct 17, 2017
An effort between a surgical oncologist and plastic surgeon can provide an opportunity for women diagnosed with breast cancer to not only have the lump removed, but also get a breast lift at the same time.
Baylor introduces new metastatic breast cancer programOct 9, 2017
Oct. 13 has been declared Metastatic Breast Cancer Day by the Senate of the State of Texas. In honor of this proclamation, Baylor College of Medicine is launching a new program aimed at fighting the disease.
Better understanding of bladder cancer subtypes might lead to improved treatmentsOct 5, 2017
Researchers have completed a comprehensive molecular characterization of 412 muscle-invasive bladder cancers that resulted in the identification of five cancer subtypes with different susceptibilities to specific therapies.
Rally for Research Grant to fund osteosarcoma researchSep 28, 2017
Baylor College of Medicine has received a Rally for Research Grant from the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research to support Dr. Tsz-Kwong (Chris) Man and his research in targeting methylome in chemo-resistant osteosarcoma.