Healthcare News

Making sense of revised breast cancer screening guidelinesOct 21, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine experts encourage every woman to take a proactive role in knowing and understanding their risk for breast cancer.
City recognizes Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day Oct 13, 2015
Baylor College of Medicine joins City of Houston and local organizations in recognizing awareness for metastatic breast cancer.
Angola Sickle Cell Initiative receives continued support from ChevronOct 12, 2015
Chevron has renewed its commitment to the Angola Sickle Cell Initiative with an additional $5 million in funding over five years.
3D mammography most effective technology available for breast cancer screeningOct 9, 2015
Three-dimensional digital breast tomography, or 3D mammography, is the most effective technology available for early detection of breast cancer, said experts in the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine.
Baylor College of Medicine receives $1.5 million from The Paul G. Allen Ebola Program for enhanced smart podOct 7, 2015
Baylor Global Initiatives will use funding from the grant to design the layout for pharmacy, laboratory and triage pod prototypes that are rapidly deployable to areas where this type of emergency relief is needed.
New microsurgery for early stage GI cancer patientsSep 17, 2015
A new endoscopic microsurgery known as endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), offers a non-invasive approach to removing small gastrointestinal tumors by removing them in layers.
Patients with prolonged, undiagnosed medical conditions can sign up online for new national program seeking answersSep 16, 2015
Online applications are now being accepted for a National Institutes of Health program that will seek to solve mysterious medical conditions with a genetic basis.
Experts say now is the time to be vaccinated against the fluSep 16, 2015
Baylor expert says flu vaccination provides direct benefit to those who are vaccinated and starts to provide indirect benefits to those who are not vaccinated but are vulnerable.
Baylor research team joins NCI consortium aimed at finding new therapies for children’s cancerSep 15, 2015
Baylor one of five groups to receive a National Cancer Institute grant to address key challenges in developing new therapies for children with cancer.
Baylor College of Medicine’s Wellness 5K Race/Walk to take place this OctoberSep 15, 2015
The 4th annual Baylor College of Medicine Wellness 5K Race and Walk will take place Saturday, Oct. 10, at 8:30 a.m.