Amid global pandemic, research reminds us that hope comes in all shapes and sizes

As COVID-19 affects populations worldwide, researchers around the globe have mobilized their forces to fight the virus in real time. Baylor Scott & White Research Institute is among those leading the charge in Texas. We brought together a brain trust of infectious disease specialists, cardiologists, immunologists, molecular biologists and other specialists to form a COVID-19 … Continue reading Amid global pandemic, research reminds us that hope comes in all shapes and sizes

TAVR: The research that changed open heart surgery

For every lifesaving medication, therapy, procedure and device available today, we have research to thank. Baylor Scott & White has a deep and rich history conducting medical research across a number of areas. Our researchers have been involved in conducting the research and gathering the data that helps bring promising new options to life. One … Continue reading TAVR: The research that changed open heart surgery

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

What I’ve learned watching my husband fight pancreatic cancer

Our cancer story is like millions of others. We certainly aren’t special. But we certainly are scared, broken, traumatized, frustrated, angry and sad. We are also hopeful, grateful, strong, supported and full of life. My husband, Thomas, was diagnosed with stage IVB pancreatic cancer in June 2018. He was 56 years old. There is no … Continue reading What I’ve learned watching my husband fight pancreatic cancer

Outlive Yourself Award: Inspiring surgeon recognized for impact in landmark uterus transplant clinical trials

In Women in Medicine, read stories of Baylor Scott & White physicians, leaders, employees and patients who are paving the way for women in the field of medicine. When Liza Johannesson, MD, set out to become a doctor, she had no idea her path would one day bring her here — to Dallas, Texas, transplanting uteruses … Continue reading Outlive Yourself Award: Inspiring surgeon recognized for impact in landmark uterus transplant clinical trials

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

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

In Women in Medicine, read stories of Baylor Scott & White physicians, leaders, employees and patients who are inspiring and empowering other women. 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 … Continue reading Women in Medicine: Leading the way for women in clinical research