Lupus study may unlock mystery of autoimmune diseases

I’ve been fascinated with unlocking the mysteries of lupus, a disease that causes the body’s immune system to attack its own tissues, since I started a fellowship in pediatric rheumatology more than 20 years ago. No two lupus patients are exactly alike: some might suffer from skin rashes and fatigue, others have joint stiffness and … Continue reading Lupus study may unlock mystery of autoimmune diseases

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 presidential boost for precision medicine

“Twenty-first century businesses will rely on American science, technology, research and development. I want the country that eliminated polio and mapped the human genome to lead a new era of medicine – one that delivers the right treatment at the right time. In some patients with cystic fibrosis, this approach has reversed a disease once thought … Continue reading A presidential boost for precision medicine