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Baylor College of Medicine's Duncan Cancer Center receives additional $15.9 million in state cancer funding Today
Researchers in the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine have received $15.9 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for two new large grants focused on liver cancer and prostate cancer.
Baylor College of Medicine Board names Fred Lummis as chair, adds four board membersMay 27, 2015
The Baylor College of Medicine Board of Trustees has elected investment company owner Fred R. Lummis as its chair, and named four new members to the board.
Intervention reduces unnecessary diagnosis and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuriaMay 27, 2015
Trautner and colleagues designed an intervention focused on the aspects of behavioral change that are relevant to the problem of over-treating asymptomatic bacteriuria and the emergence of resistant super bugs.
Baylor College of Medicine graduates 276 physicians and scientists May 27, 2015
The 2015 class of Baylor College of Medicine, including 184 medical school graduates and 92 graduates of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, were awarded diplomas May 27, in a commencement ceremony at the Jones H. Hall for Performing Arts.
Electronic algorithms to identify delays in patient follow-upMay 20, 2015
Researchers have created electronic triggers to identify delays in telling patients about an abnormal lung image.
Risks of side effects when treating deadly heart-related illness studiedMay 15, 2015
Continued review of outcomes of people who suffer from non-valvular atrial fibrillation treated with rivaroxaban have shown that the likelihood of a major bleeding event, a known side effect of this treatment, increases with age.
Baylor faculty recognized for excellence in clinical careMay 15, 2015
A group of Baylor College of Medicine faculty members received the College’s Master Clinician and Rising Star Clinician Awards for excellence in patient care at a May 14 ceremony.
Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories launches enhanced clinical exome sequencing test, faster delivery of resultsMay 14, 2015
Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories announced today the launch of an enhanced clinical exome sequencing test, a new option for physicians that speeds up delivery of final results to two-three weeks from three months.
Safety switch preserves beneficial effects of cell therapyMay 14, 2015
Researchers have found that a single dose of an otherwise harmless drug can safely control the severe and often lethal side effects associated with haploidentical stem cell transplantation.
Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine sign interinstitutional agreementMay 13, 2015
Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have signed an interinstitutional agreement to facilitate research and teaching collaborations between the two private schools.