Device opens doors for expanded use of donor lungs Aug 2, 2019 Currently, 80 percent of donor lungs are not being used for transplant, but a portable device to house and transport lungs could make more of the organs available for patients who need them.
Clinical trial uses immunotherapy to treat mesothelioma Jul 23, 2019 The Mesothelioma Treatment Center at the Baylor College of Medicine Lung Institute is looking for malignant pleural mesothelioma patients to try a new treatment that combines immunotherapy with a new drug that accelerates cell death.
Review encourages education on radiation lung injury May 6, 2019 In a new review article published in CHEST, a team from Baylor College of Medicine outline an in-depth multi-disciplinary understanding of radiation-induced lung injury to educate physicians and prevent misdiagnosis.
Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas awards grants Feb 22, 2019 The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded a combined $9,266,605 for seven projects in breast cancer, childhood cancers, T Cell therapy and lung cancer prevention.
Evenings with Genetics focuses on cystic fibrosis Jan 8, 2019 On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Evenings with Genetics will highlight cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that causes persistent lung infections.
Study shows promise for donor lung preservation device Apr 19, 2018 A study found that a portable device can improve results for donor lung transportation compared to standard ice preservation of a during .
Baylor College of Medicine awarded $3 million from CPRIT Feb 26, 2018 Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have received $3,568,639 from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for three new grants focused on tobacco control, cancer screening and novel treatments for cancer in children and adults
Baylor only Texas site awarded NCI grant to help end smoking Nov 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.
New ECMO recommendations for lung transplant candidates Oct 16, 2017 Physicians reviewed available data and research to provide a perspective on the use of ECMO on patients on the lung transplantation list.
Oral corticosteroids overprescribed in children with asthma Apr 10, 2017 In a new study published today in the journal Pediatrics, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine found substantial overprescribing of oral corticosteroids in children with asthma.
Expert in lung transplantation joins Baylor Mar 9, 2017 Dr. Gabriel Loor, a cardiac surgeon whose research focuses on maximizing donor organs for lung transplant recipients, has joined Baylor College of Medicine as director of lung transplantation.
Mesothelioma Treatment Center opens study of new treatment Dec 20, 2016 The Mesothelioma Treatment Center has begun enrolling patients in a clinical research study for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Identification of new subtypes of lung cancer can lead to personalized therapies with better outcomes Oct 24, 2016 Researchers broke down lung cancers into distinct subtypes, each with its own molecular profile and potentially different response to therapy.
Baylor researchers contribute to project to develop guidelines for large sequence-based complex trait association studies Sep 22, 2016 Findings from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Exome Sequencing Project (ESP) could contribute to the advancement of precision medicine and the implications for the future of whole exome data analysis.
Study of potential new treatment for mesothelioma open to patients Sep 15, 2016 The Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center has begun enrolling patients in a clinical research study looking at an investigational drug in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma Treatment Center at Baylor St. Luke’s launches clinical trial for cancer patients Sep 6, 2016 A new clinical trial that combines immunotherapy and surgery for the treatment of mesothelioma has begun at the Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center.
Study identifies a new rare genetic syndrome associated with severe infections and lung disease in infants Jul 18, 2016 Researchers identified a new rare genetic condition which provides an explanation for a type of lung disease in infants.
New research finds controlled substance to be more harmful for infants when combined with cigarettes Jun 15, 2016 Researchers say that smoking both marijuana and tobacco cigarettes while pregnant may be worse for an unborn child than either cigarettes and marijuana alone.
Baylor receives renewal for American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers Network Jun 8, 2016 The American Lung Association announced the funding renewal of their Asthma Clinical Research Center at Baylor.
Volunteers needed for e-cigarette and cigarette smokers’ research study May 3, 2016 Baylor is recruiting volunteers for a pilot study to determine the effects of smoking either electronic cigarettes or tobacco on the bacteria found within the human body.
Lester and Sue Smith commit $10 million to the Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine Apr 9, 2016 Baylor College of Medicine has received a $10.2 million gift from the Lester and Sue Smith Foundation that will support treatment and research efforts at the Baylor Lung Institute.
The time has come for Tobacco 21 law Mar 23, 2016 Laws aimed at reducing young people’s access to cigarettes should be extended more broadly across the nation, urged experts including Baylor College of Medicine’s Dr. Stephanie Morain.
New research into the genetic basis of mesothelioma opens new doors for better treatment Feb 29, 2016 A report published in Nature Genetics this week provides new hope for more effective treatments of Malignant pleural mesothelioma.
The Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine brings ‘Magic of Motown’ to Houston to benefit Baylor Lung Institute Feb 8, 2016 The Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine will host a tribute to “The Magic of Motown” benefitting the Baylor Lung Institute.
Nanoparticulate carbon black particles tiny culprits that start emphysema Oct 5, 2015 Nanoparticulate carbon black line the lungs of smokers who died with severe emphysema, research shows.
Autophagy protects against lung inflammation, fibrosis Jun 2, 2015 In the lungs, the process is critical in fighting off infections. A new study from Baylor College of Medicine suggests that autophagy is critical to protect against lung inflammation and fibrosis, even in the absence of any infections.
Gene mutations found to cause hereditary autoimmune-mediated lung disease, arthritis Apr 20, 2015 Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Human Immunobiology researchers discover genetic cause of autoimmune disorder.
Baylor-led study examines lung transplantation outcomes since implementation of need-based organ allocation system Mar 3, 2015 Study finds double-lung transplantation associated with better outcomes than single-lung transplantation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients.
First comprehensive Lung Institute in Texas offers hope along with world class team of experts Jan 16, 2015 Baylor College of Medicine and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center have developed the first comprehensive, multi-specialty Lung Institute in the state of Texas.
Sugarbaker on board as new chief of general thoracic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine Jul 14, 2014 Dr. David Sugarbaker will start seeing patients July 15 at the Baylor Clinic, and will conduct surgeries at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, part of CHI St. Luke’s Health.
Enzyme presents drug target to rare lung disease Apr 1, 2014 Baylor researchers find an enzyme may provide a new way to attack lymphangioleiomyomatosis, a rare lung disease predominately affects women.
Dr. David Sugarbaker will lead comprehensive lung center at Baylor Mar 20, 2014 Dr. David Sugarbaker, an internationally recognized leader in thoracic surgery and mesothelioma, will join the Baylor faculty this July and lead the new Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine.
Grant will fund development of spirometry toolkit Nov 26, 2013 A Baylor College of Medicine professor is developing a spirometry toolkit to effectively diagnose asthma and COPD.
Lung cancer screening beneficial in high-risk groups Nov 25, 2013 Baylor College of Medicine expert says that research on the causes of lung cancer and developing screening methods is critically important.
Hepatitis C virus infection screening recommendations Jun 26, 2013 Baylor College of Medicine experts are supporting the latest recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding screening for hepatitis C virus infection.
Grant supports discovery of new uses for existing molecules Jun 18, 2013 A Baylor College of Medicine professor has been awarded a grant to study a new treatment for lymphangioleiomyomatosis, a progressive lung disease with no current cure.
Gene mutation analysis may point to imprinting in newborn lung disease May 1, 2013 Kids with the disease can also have anatomical problems involving organs of the gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and genitourinary systems.
NIH funds study of beta blockers in treating asthma Apr 19, 2013 The federally funded study will allow the researchers to study the use of this beta blocker in more patients.
New clinic treats bronchiectasis patients Feb 27, 2013 New Baylor College of Medicine clinic treats patients with lung condition bronchiectasis.
Minivectors renew gene therapy hopes for lung treatments May 2, 2011 Baylor College of Medicine researchers find that minivectors can carry gene therapy deep into the lungs.
Lung transplant now viable option at any age Sep 10, 2010 End-stage lung disease patients see new hope as BCM expert says lung transplants viable at any age.