Hematology News

Research team recognized for organ-on-a-chip designNov 8, 2018
To find the right cure for blood vessel diseases, researchers are working to design technology to predict the workings of vascular diseases and responses to drugs at a patient-specific level.
PPM1D gene gives a winning boost to stem cellsNov 1, 2018
In a recent study, researchers combined clinical and laboratory studies to show the PPM1D gene can confer blood cells exposed to the chemotherapy agent cisplatin a survival advantage that might favor the development of leukemia years later.
$5 million grant to expand blood cancer therapy optionsOct 18, 2018
Using a new grant from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a team from Baylor College of Medicine will work to develop more widely applicable targeted cellular therapies for leukemia and lymphoma.
Grant supports identifying leukemia, Down syndrome linkSep 18, 2018
To better understand a predisposition for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children with Down syndrome, a team of researchers will sequence the genomes of more than 2,000 individuals with Down syndrome.
New histiocytotic disorder insights may improve therapiesAug 30, 2018
In a review published in New England Journal of Medicine, physician-scientists review the history of Langerhans-cell histiocytosis (LCH) and the recent developments that will help propel the treatment for patients into the realm of personalized medicine.
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.
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. 
St. Baldrick’s awards eight faculty with cancer research grantsJul 27, 2017
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation has announced its 2017 summer grant recipients, including eight from Baylor College of Medicine.
Study: traditional treatment better for iron-deficiency anemiaJun 13, 2017
A team of researchers determined that the traditional treatment can more effectively treat iron-deficiency anemia in young children.
Pediatric hematology-oncology initiative launched in AfricaFeb 21, 2017
Global HOPE will build long-term capacity to treat and improve the prognosis of thousands of children with blood disorders and cancer in southern and east Africa.