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2012-01-31 06:22:17

The new Cancer Genetics Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine provides state-of-the-art clinical genetic testing in the area of cancer — both identifying cancer genes and biological markers of disease classification, prognosis and drug response. The new laboratory is a joint project of the College's Departments of Molecular and Human Genetics, Medicine — Division of Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics — Division of Hematology/Oncology, Pathology and Immunology, the...

2012-01-02 11:45:50

The Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children's Cancer and Hematology Clinic in South Texas has received a grant from the nonprofit St. Baldrick's Foundation to boost research efforts and enable more children to enroll in ongoing clinical trials. The clinic is a joint effort of the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation Inc., Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Children's Cancer Center. The $43,595 infrastructure grant was part of more than $21 million awarded by the foundation in 2011. St....

2011-12-12 16:08:46

Recruitment is ongoing at Texas Children's Cancer Center for a Phase 1 clinical trial in children with cancer using a novel immunotherapy approach called oncolytic virus therapy. The trial, launched last spring and led by Dr. Chrystal Louis, assistant professor of pediatric hematology/oncology at Baylor College of Medicine, is also being conducted at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Immune cells destroy cancer cells “This approach uses a modified smallpox virus that kills tumor...

2011-11-14 23:46:36

Results of a study by Baylor College of Medicine physicians underscore the important role that clinical genetic evaluation can have in the management plan of patients with retinoblastoma, a childhood cancer of the eye. The report documents the success of using a multi-disciplinary team approach to achieving the goal of providing genetic evaluation and testing of all retinoblastoma patients at Texas Children's Cancer Center over an eight-year period. Results were published in the Archives...

2011-07-29 08:00:00

Physicians to bring high-quality care and training to medically underserved populations HOUSTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the first class of Texas Children's Global Health Corps will depart Houston for assignment in Africa. This talented team of pediatricians and family doctors will provide medical care and treatment to thousands of children and families affected by serious or life-threatening medical conditions, including sickle cell disease, malaria, tuberculosis,...

2011-07-18 12:30:00

CALIFON, N.J., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cookies for Kids' Cancer and The Glad Products Company announce today that May 2011 was the biggest month on record in the organization's nearly 3-year history with the most bake sales held and the most money raised in a month. Cookies for Kids' Cancer is a national non-profit organization committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer, the leading cause of death by disease for children under...

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...

2011-06-21 12:39:41

Two Baylor College of Medicine doctors have received support for their research from Alex's Lemonade Stand, a nonprofit group dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer. Dr. Jason Shohet, assistant professor of pediatrics "“ hematology/oncology and co-chair of Texas Children's Cancer Center's Neuroblastoma Program, received a two-year, $200,000 Innovation Award from the organization for his research on reprogramming neuroblastoma cancer stem cells. Innovation Awards are given by Alex's...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.