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Why metastatic breast cancer matters

Why metastatic breast cancer matters

Monday Oct. 13, has been declared Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day by the City of Houston. I am so grateful to the city for supporting a cause that I am so passionate about. My life was forever changed in 2010 when my mother was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.  It was a real shock because … Continue reading

Strutting for a cure

Strutting for a cure

The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine is fortunate to have a dedicated group of advocates – many of whom are breast cancer patients, survivors or have been touched by the disease – who volunteer their time to aid in the ongoing battle to find a cure, helping to provide critical … Continue reading

Science as art

Science as art

Students come to Baylor College of Medicine to learn the art of medicine, but if they look closely they may get an art education as well. We’ve highlighted works of art that adorn the front of the College, sculptures that captivate and honor, as well as the artwork of our students. Today, we look at … Continue reading

Baylor wraps 10th year supporting Tour de Pink

Baylor wraps 10th year supporting Tour de Pink

Over the weekend, Baylor College of Medicine helped support the Pink Ribbons Project in celebrating its 10th anniversary of Tour de Pink – a cycling event that helps the organization raise critical funds to increase access to life-saving breast cancer prevention and treatment resources in the community. Led by Meggin Crawford, nurse practitioner, Baylor organized … Continue reading

Going gold in Africa: Treating pediatric cancer

Going gold in Africa: Treating pediatric cancer

Each September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month shines a light on pediatric cancer treatment and research. More than 10,000 children are diagnosed with cancer in the United States every year. However, most children who develop cancer are in parts of the world where there is no access to modern diagnostic tests and treatments. Forget MRI scans and … Continue reading

Going gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness

Going gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and it is being commemorated all month long at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, starting with a gold ribbon ceremony to honor patients that was held Sept. 3. Patients and their families along with Texas Children’s Cancer Center faculty and staff attended the inaugural event on the playground at Texas … Continue reading

Why I Ride Tour de Pink

Why I Ride Tour de Pink

About 11 years ago, while a Baylor College of Medicine employee, I started working in the Breast Oncology Clinic at Harris Health System’s Ben Taub Hospital, which serves a large uninsured and underinsured population in Harris County. I had previously been a Peace Corps volunteer in Tunisia, so my interest was that of helping others … Continue reading

Skip the tan to help prevent skin cancer

Skip the tan to help prevent skin cancer

Getting a healthy tan isn’t possible, according to Baylor College of Medicine professor of dermatology Dr. Ida Orengo. But staying healthy in the sun is possible with the right preparation. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in America – one in five will get it. It is also easily preventable, Orengo says. … Continue reading

Best of both worlds

Best of both worlds

This feature is part of an ongoing series that focuses on VIICTR.org, highlighting clinical and translational research at Baylor College of Medicine. Ever wonder what it takes to be both a physician and a scientist? Maria Monica Gramatges, M.D., a 2012 recipient of the CHAO Physician Scientists Award, discusses her unusual career path and how Baylor has … Continue reading

Summer round up: Our experts’ best advice

Summer round up: Our experts’ best advice

Whether your Independence Day plans include a trip to the lake, a backyard barbecue or just relaxing at home, experts at Baylor College of Medicine have tips to ensure your long weekend is safe, healthy and fun. Eating outdoors Plans for dining al fresco? Our expert has tips to avoid food-borne illnesses and serving foods … Continue reading

Celebrating the end of chemo

Celebrating the end of chemo

Claire Nguyen, a patient at Baylor’s Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, signed up for the 39-mile, two-day Houston Avon Walk because she wanted to help other breast cancer patients receive life-saving care and treatment. But the walk ended up being even more significant for Nguyen – it occurred the weekend before her last round of chemotherapy. Nguyen … Continue reading

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.