Research News

Study examines job trends among kidney failure patients Jan 18, 2018
Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine examined trends in employment over time among patients initiating dialysis and in the six months before end-stage renal disease.
Schistosoma vaccine to enter Phase Ib clinical trialJan 18, 2018
Researchers have received funding from the National Institutes of Health for a Phase Ib clinical trial for a Schistosomiasis vaccine in an endemic area of Brazil.
Immunotherapy summit brings together patients, expertsJan 11, 2018
The NCI-designated Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine is hosting a free educational program for cancer patients and their caregivers seeking to learn more about cancer immunotherapy and clinical trials.
Heart failure risk factors need a closer lookJan 10, 2018
Baylor cardiologists are working to bring awareness to the need for including heart failure risk factors in overall cardiovascular disease evaluations.
Patients react better when doctors imply uncertain diagnosisJan 10, 2018
A paper shows parents of pediatric patients may react more negatively to doctors who communicate uncertainty of diagnosis explicitly compared to doctors who use implicit language.
Study: patients need help understanding online test results Dec 12, 2017
Researchers conducted a study to explore patients’ experiences and preferences when accessing their test results delivered to them via online portals.
Baylor only Texas site awarded NCI grant to help end smokingNov 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.
Study examines battlefield chemicals, prostate cancer linkNov 7, 2017
The link between exposure to battlefield chemicals and prostate cancer in veterans is not well understood, but researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are hoping to change that. 
Low-fat diet may lower postmenopausal pancreatic cancer riskNov 6, 2017
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have released the findings of the impact a low-fat diet has on pancreatic cancer risk in postmenopausal women. 
BRAIN Initiative grant aims to identify brain's building blocksOct 24, 2017
The National Institutes of Health has undertaken an ambitious program to establish a comprehensive reference cell atlas of the brain.