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The volunteer effect: Making an impact

The volunteer effect: Making an impact

Baylor College of Medicine teams up with many different local non-profit health organizations for events throughout the year, including the upcoming Houston Avon Walk April 12 – 13 – marking the seventh year in a row Baylor will serve as the official medical sponsor. As the medical sponsor, Baylor oversees all health care for the … Continue reading

‘Science Guys’ merge research and entrepreneurship

‘Science Guys’ merge research and entrepreneurship

David Ferguson and Ryan Fleischmann, two self-proclaimed “science guys” at Baylor College of Medicine, are expanding their horizons from the lab to the board room through the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge, an initiative of the Avon Foundation, the Center for Advancing Innovation and the National Institutes of Health. The challenge is designed to accelerate the … Continue reading

Control your weight, minimize cancer risk

Control your weight, minimize cancer risk

Controlling weight can help a person reduce the risk of cancer, said an oncologist from the National Cancer Institute-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine. “We do not know exactly how and why obesity affects cancer risk, but we know there is an increase, so it is important for everyone to … Continue reading

Looking back: 2013 in research, awards and more

Looking back: 2013 in research, awards and more

Our remarkable faculty received accolades over the past year for their professional achievements, research findings and contributions to medicine and science. Take a look back of the researchers, the awards and other events that happened during 2013. Dr. Kline receives Humanitarian Award Internationally recognized HIV/AIDS specialist, Dr. Mark Kline was honored in April by the … Continue reading

Research, awards and more: Looking back at 2013

Research, awards and more: Looking back at 2013

It’s hard to believe 2014 is just two short weeks away. But before we roll into a new year, Momentum continues to look back at some of our announcements, exciting events and important research, that happened at Baylor College of Medicine in 2013. O’Malley’s research honored, funded Dr. Bert O’Malley, chair of molecular and cellular … Continue reading

New options for hard-to-treat breast cancer highlight SABCS

Presentations on new breast cancer research concluded today at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. New studies on treatment options for triple negative breast cancer – an aggressive type of breast cancer with limited treatment options –were the highlight of studies released Friday. Learn more from the day’s headlines: 2 Pre-Surgery Drug Treatments Show Promise … Continue reading

Prevention, treatment side effects focus of SABCS Thursday

Prevention, treatment side effects focus of SABCS Thursday

Breast cancer prevention and management of unpleasant treatment side effects topped today’s presentations at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, co-hosted by Baylor College of Medicine. One of studies identified a new treatment for breast cancer reduction, while another showed exercise might help patients better cope with the unpleasant side effect of joint pain, which … Continue reading

New research, treatment in breast cancer presented at SABCS

New research, treatment in breast cancer presented at SABCS

While the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium officially kicked off yesterday, today was the first day that new scientific and clinical data was presented. Experts and research teams from around the world shared information on treatment options for screening, prevention and disease management. New treatment options for HER2-positive breast cancer patients were also presented today. … Continue reading

In case you missed it: treating pediatric AIDS in Papua New Guinea, Google Glass & surgery and more

In case you missed it: treating pediatric AIDS in Papua New Guinea, Google Glass & surgery and more

We hope you have recuperated after last week’s brief holiday break. Catch up on news from Baylor College of Medicine and other headlines related to medicine, science, research and health you may have missed this week. Pediatric AIDS initiative to expands to Papua New Guinea Monday jointly with Texas Children’s Hospital, the Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric … Continue reading

Making a Mark: Coping with cancer through creativity

Making a Mark: Coping with cancer through creativity

At the Texas Children’s Cancer Center, giving children with cancer – along with their siblings – the opportunity to express themselves is considered an important part of their treatment. Some of the inspiring artwork and creative writing created by children impacted by cancer and blood disorders is now on display at the 2013 Making A … Continue reading

Cancer prevention takes center stage in upcoming play

Cancer prevention takes center stage in upcoming play

The curtain rises to colorectal cancer prevention with Baylor College of Medicine’s NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center’s production of “The Marriage Test”. With laugh-out-loud comedy, deep emotion, relatable characters, and great music, this creative play mixes important educational information with uplifting entertainment.