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2013-04-09 11:44:13

Is the era of targeted therapy for breast cancer at hand? It could be, said experts at the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine — at least for a certain population of women. In a report that appears online today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the researchers have shown that a subset of breast cancer patients who have tumors overexpressing a protein called the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2 positive) may benefit from a combination of...

2012-09-27 10:26:17

HOUSTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of one local couple's unparalleled dedication and the extraordinary initiatives they have spearheaded to help find cures for pediatric cancers, Texas Children's Hospital announced the naming of its Cancer Center outpatient clinic as the Lester and Sue Smith Clinic at Texas Children's Cancer Center. The clinic is the largest pediatric cancer clinic in the nation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120927/DC82657) "We are...

2012-06-11 06:24:32

HOUSTON, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Successful Texas oilman, philanthropist and two-time cancer survivor Lester Smith announced that a total of $9 million was raised to fight breast cancer by his recent Pink Well Challenge matching campaign, with over $8 million raised by the 30 participating breast cancer organizations and nearly $1 million awarded in matching funds from the Lester and Sue Smith Foundation. The Pink Well Challenge, a national campaign created by Smith to help...

2012-02-06 07:00:00

Philanthropists Lester and Sue Smith stage star-studded event, match every donation HOUSTON, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --A Texas-sized disco dance party was the backdrop Saturday night for a benefit that raised $32.26 million for pediatric cancer research at Texas Children's Cancer Center, the #1 pediatric cancer center in Texas as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. A record-breaking fundraiser for the hospital, Dr. David Poplack, director of Texas Children's Cancer...

2011-12-12 16:09:54

Baylor College of Medicine researchers presented new data regarding breast cancer stem cells, the unique subset of breast cancer cells that are capable of initiating tumor growth and are relatively resistant to chemo and radiotherapies, today at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The conference is co-sponsored by BCM, the American Association of Cancer Research and the Cancer Therapy and Research Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio....

2011-12-08 10:31:30

Obesity may contribute to worse survival outcomes in early stage breast cancer patients who have received adjuvant therapy to treat their disease, said researchers from the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine. The researchers presented the data today at the 34th annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, jointly sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine, the American Association of Cancer Research, and the Cancer Therapy and Research Center at the University of...

2011-10-17 12:26:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lester and Sue Smith Foundation announced 30 finalists in the Pink Well Challenge, a fundraising effort offering $1 million in matching grants to organizations engaged in breast cancer research, prevention, treatment and patient support throughout the U.S. The foundation also announced the winner of the Ellen DeGeneres Pink Well Award, a one-time $25,000 award to the breast cancer charity that recently captured the most online votes at...