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2011-01-25 15:38:00

Dr. Daniel Von Hoff will guide Innovative Clinical Trials Center, Precision Medicine DALLAS, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Daniel Von Hoff, MD, is working with Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas as it develops its Innovative Clinical Trials Center (ICTC). Dr. Von Hoff, who served on President George W. Bush's National Cancer Advisory Board, is an internationally renowned cancer researcher who has played a role in the development of more than 200 cancer drugs....

2010-12-17 12:57:18

Histiocytosis is considered a rare disease but doctors at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service would argue the accuracy of that label. They are seeing more and more patients with the disease and that has led to important research advances. "Our knowledge of this disease has skyrocketed over the last three years," said Dr. Kenneth McClain, professor of pediatrics "“ hematology/oncology at BCM and director of the Histiocytosis Program at...

2010-12-16 11:53:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- December marks the 10-year anniversary of the formation of the world-renowned Histiocytosis Program at Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service (TCCC&HS), a joint center of Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. Histiocytic Diseases, disorders of the immune system that are difficult to diagnose and define, include Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH), Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and other even...

2010-10-14 12:11:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Liver tumors affect more than 300 children in the United States each year and management of these children requires coordinated comprehensive care from experts in many disciplines. To answer this problem, Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine announced today the formation of a new Liver Tumor Center that brings together renowned specialists in all aspects of liver cancer who will utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to provide the most...

2010-09-28 06:10:30

While great strides have been made in treating and curing some childhood cancers, others still are associated with very low survival rates. Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) physician-researchers at the Texas Children's Cancer Center (www.txccc.org) are trying to determine the underlying reasons why some cancers do not respond to treatment while others do. Research also focuses on determining while some children are more susceptible to cancer and how to improve treatment. "We have seen...

2010-09-28 06:05:19

Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine are leading the way in treating and researching childhood cancer at the Texas Children's Cancer Center but the center has also become nationally known for its work in an increasingly important area of pediatric cancer "“ survivorship issues. "At the Texas Children's Cancer Center we recognize that health concerns for childhood cancer patients do not end when their cancer treatment is successfully completed," said Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer, associate...

2010-09-16 16:14:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Susan Blaney, M.D., deputy director of Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service, participated today in the Childhood Cancer Panel Discussion held on behalf of the Congressional Pediatric Cancer Caucus. The discussion was held at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington D.C. The event brought together the top minds in the field of pediatric oncology and was hosted by Congressman Joe Sestak and Congressman Michael McCaul....

2010-08-17 07:00:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Donald W. (Will) Parsons, M.D., a physician at Texas Children's Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine, has been honored with a 2010 Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award. Dr. Parsons, who works in collaboration with Dr. Richard Gibbs at Baylor College of Medicine's Human Genome Sequencing Center, specializes in the genomic analysis of brain tumors. With this award, Parsons will focus on advancing his research in the development...

2010-07-28 08:19:00

HOUSTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Neurological research at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and Texas Children's Hospital is getting a big boost in the form of a $14.85 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to complete two floors of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children's Hospital. "More than 300 million children suffer from a neurological deficit, but the percentage of funding for neurological research is small...

2010-06-05 09:30:00

CHICAGO, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC) presented today at the American Society of Clinical Oncology the findings of a pediatric brain tumor study using an experimental drug that targets the underlying genetic makeup of the tumor. The research focused on a new way to attack the tumors by blocking the Hedgehog pathway that is linked to approximately 20 percent of medulloblastomas. The study is the...


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