Why immunotherapy is the next frontier for treating disease

Normally, the immune system protects the body from diseases by recognizing foreign attackers and combatting them. But sometimes, the immune system doesn’t function properly, allowing conditions to worsen, and sometimes the immune system malfunctions and attack a person’s own body. In these cases, immunotherapy can help harness the power of your own immune system, acting as the armor, support and … Continue reading Why immunotherapy is the next frontier for treating disease




Dendritic cell vaccines could revolutionize care for pancreatic cancer

Cancer is a master of disguise. Normally, our immune systems can quickly destroy abnormal cells. But tumors are tricky — they are able to confuse the attacking immune cells, or hide altogether. “When the immune system recognizes a cancer cell, there is no doubt it will kill that cell,” said Carlos Becerra, MD, medical director … Continue reading Dendritic cell vaccines could revolutionize care for pancreatic cancer




Processed meat linked to cancer? Don’t panic, expert says

Processed meat has been linked to a higher risk for colon cancer, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report finds. The organization designated processed meats like hot dogs, bacon and sausage into the Group 1 category alongside other carcinogenic substances like cigarettes, arsenic, alcohol and asbestos. Although the WHO classifies processed meats in the highest risk category, alongside … Continue reading Processed meat linked to cancer? Don’t panic, expert says




Thanks to end-of-life care, Amy Culley isn’t dying — she’s living

Amy Culley has worked as a nurse here at Baylor Scott & White Health for more than 10 years. More than two years ago, she received the worst news of her life. At age 38, she was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Since that time, she has become a passionate advocate for supportive and palliative care … Continue reading Thanks to end-of-life care, Amy Culley isn’t dying — she’s living




Hope Mural painting comes to life at Baylor Sammons Cancer Center [video]

In September, we told you about the work of hundreds of volunteers to bring to life a mural dedicated to those touched by cancer. The work over two days at the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center was part of the Hope Murals Project, a national competition in its 10th year. The painters created a … Continue reading Hope Mural painting comes to life at Baylor Sammons Cancer Center [video]




Hope Mural painting underway at Baylor Sammons Cancer Center

More than 100 people today helped paint a mural at the Baylor Dallas campus in support of those touched by cancer. The work took place at the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center as part of the two-day Hope Murals Project, a national competition in its 10th year. Volunteers are painting a large version of … Continue reading Hope Mural painting underway at Baylor Sammons Cancer Center