Latest David Poplack Stories

2011-10-19 19:15:59

Two Baylor College of Medicine physicians have received support from the nonprofit group Cookies for Kids' Cancer for their research on neuroblastoma — a common type of solid tumor in children. Dr. Leonid Metelitsa, associate professor of pediatrics at BCM and a pediatric oncologist at Texas Children's Cancer Center, and Dr. Jed Nuchtern, professor of pediatrics and of surgery at BCM, who is a surgical oncologist at the center, each received $100,000 from the organization. The...

2011-07-13 13:02:01

The new Pediatric Center for Personal Cancer Genomics and Therapeutics has been launched at Baylor College of Medicine through a partnership between the Texas Children's Cancer Center and the Human Genome Sequencing Center at BCM. The goal is to improve the treatment of children with cancer through identification of the specific genetic mutations responsible for their tumors. The center will use state-of-the-art genomic sequencing technologies to comprehensively analyze tumor samples from...

2011-04-18 19:55:48

Passport for Care, an innovative, web-based system that guides health care for pediatric cancer survivors, is poised to have an even wider impact as it is now being made available to the more than 220 institutions of the Children's Oncology Group. The system was developed at the Texas Children's Cancer Center and the Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies at Baylor College of Medicine. System generates individualized recommendations The Passport for Care website allows...

2011-03-31 01:18:27

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children's Cancer and Hematology Clinic in McAllen. The clinic has made a difference in the lives of thousands of children and their families over the last decade and has brought cancer treatment in the Rio Grande Valley into the 21st century. The clinic was created through a joint effort of the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation Inc., Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Children's Cancer Center. Its goal is...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.