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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.
Pediatric oncologist honored for best scientific paper on malignant gliomasAug 26, 2013
Dr. Meenakshi Hegde, instructor of pediatrics – hematology/oncology at Baylor College of Medicine, was awarded the 28th Schweisguth Prize from the International Society of Pediatric Oncology for the best scientific paper written by a trainee.
Baylor receives $960,000 plus in Komen breast cancer grantsAug 1, 2013
Four Baylor College of Medicine researchers received new grant funding from Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help advance breast cancer research.
Pediatric oncologist receives grant for neuroblastoma researchJul 10, 2013
Dr. Jason Shohet has received a grant from Braden’s Hope for Childhood Cancer to support his research to find novel treatments for high-risk neuroblastoma.
Love Foundation Award recipient touts mentors, colleaguesJul 8, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Martha Mims has received the Ben and Margaret Love Foundation Bobby Alford Award for Academic Clinical Professionalism, and honors the physicians who trained her.
Metabolism, chromatin state gene implicated in common kidney cancerJun 21, 2013
The Cancer Genome Atlas consortium has identified contributions to development of the most common form of adult kidney cancer.
Men should talk with physician, make cancer screening plansJun 18, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Mohit Khera provides advice for cancer screenings.