Women in Medicine: Leading the way for women in clinical research

For Cara East, MD, what started as a childhood fascination with science has grown into a career spent shaping the future of cardiovascular medicine through clinical research. As the medical director of the Soltero Cardiovascular Research Center, which she helped start more than 30 years ago, she plays a part in advancing medicine by adding … Continue reading Women in Medicine: Leading the way for women in clinical research

Precision medicine collaboration a promising opportunity for advancing cancer research

The announcement of an agreement to accelerate cancer-treatment research between Baylor Research Institute (BRI) at Dallas and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is promising for cancer patients in North Texas and beyond. The hope is that aligning the best science of both institutions will lead to one-of-a-kind clinical trials and give patients greater access to liquid … Continue reading Precision medicine collaboration a promising opportunity for advancing cancer research

A Brighter Tomorrow for Children with Juvenile Arthritis

An exciting new treatment makes it’s way to young patients—and it’s all thanks to Baylor research. For parents of children with systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA), the normalcy of a worry-free childhood is often traded for years of extensive testing, difficult treatments and long hospitalizations. But a new treatment discovered by Baylor researchers is changing all … Continue reading A Brighter Tomorrow for Children with Juvenile Arthritis

New clinical trial seeks to combat pancreatic cancer

Patients with pancreatic cancer might consider joining a Phase II clinical trial underway at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, to evaluate a new chemotherapy protocol. The trial will study the effectiveness of a particular therapy in patients with non-metastatic disease. “Our primary objective with this trial is to try … Continue reading New clinical trial seeks to combat pancreatic cancer

3 reasons patients take part in clinical trials

Most large hospital networks have research arms and Baylor Health Care System is no exception. Offering the possibility of directing clinical research trials helps hospitals attract physicians who are leaders in their fields. Conducting research trials adds to a hospital’s prestige, and research is sometimes a requirement to attain certain rankings. Hospitals that wish to … Continue reading 3 reasons patients take part in clinical trials

Where Do Medical Research and Health Insurance Meet?

Insurance coverage questions often arise when someone considers taking part in a research study. They wonder what the costs will be and whether their insurance will cover it. Study consent forms can provide potential participants with valuable information, including the costs to the patient and/or the patient’s insurance company. Normally, there is a section in … Continue reading Where Do Medical Research and Health Insurance Meet?