Novel treatment gives triple-negative breast cancer patients new hope

For people battling metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), one of the most aggressive forms of the disease, options are often limited. Joyce O’Shaughnessy, MD, an oncologist on the medical staff at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas and the holder of the Celebrating Women Chair in Breast Cancer Research, has worked tirelessly to … Continue reading Novel treatment gives triple-negative breast cancer patients new hope

Innovating treatment options for pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer

As cancer research continues to evolve, we continue to push the envelope to bring better, faster, more effective treatments to the forefront for our patients. One exciting recent advancement comes in the fight against pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer. Often diagnosed in late stages, people with this type of cancer traditionally have had limited options. But a … Continue reading Innovating treatment options for pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer

Pancreatic cancer survivor thankful for clinical trial that saved his life

Dec. 15, 2015, is a day Patrick Koennecke will never forget. Now, he simply refers to it as “the date.” The 60-year-old Waxahachie, Texas, resident and warehouse manager was recovering from major back surgery when he began to notice a pain in his upper stomach on the left side. He described it as a broken … Continue reading Pancreatic cancer survivor thankful for clinical trial that saved his life

CAR-T therapy: Genetically re-engineering your cells to target cancer

What if we could treat cancer with limited chemotherapy, radiation and surgery? Thanks to years of research in the field of immunotherapy, for some patients, that hypothetical may now be a reality. Immunotherapy uses a patient’s own immune system to fight off or prevent disease. This approach enhances or trains a patient’s white blood cells … Continue reading CAR-T therapy: Genetically re-engineering your cells to target cancer

Colon cancer research gets help from an unlikely source: Grape seeds

Contrary to popular belief, cancer research involves a lot more than studying drugs for chemotherapy. To have the greatest impact in cancer care, we have to target the disease from all angles. Exploring those alternative angles is precisely what you’ll find many of the researchers doing in the lab at Baylor Scott & White Research … Continue reading Colon cancer research gets help from an unlikely source: Grape seeds