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Reducing Chemotherapy's Role in Breast Cancer Treatment

Sep 09, 2019

Ask just about anyone how doctors treat cancer, and their response will most likely include the word “chemotherapy.” But the team at the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Cancer Center at the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center is working to change that perception. Chemotherapy can be expensive and...

Oncology
Breast Cancer
Women's Health
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CAR-T Therapy: The Future of Lymphoma & Leukemia Treatment?

Jul 19, 2019

At the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, patients have the opportunity to participate in leading-edge research through clinical trials. These studies often focus on experimental treatments for specific cancers, and two types of cancer, lymphoma and leukemia, are some of the main focuses of...

Oncology
A doctor gently touches a woman's neck so she can feel the thyroid glands

The Scarless Approach to Thyroid Surgery

Jul 16, 2019

As research continues to lead to groundbreaking medical advancements, surgeries become less invasive and recovery times decrease. Such is true for thyroidectomies and parathyroidectomies, surgeries to remove part or all of the thyroid or parathyroid glands, respectively. The transoral vestibular...

Thyroid
A doctor uses an electroencephalogram to track electrical activity in a girl's brain

Is Medication the Only Treatment Option for Epilepsy?

Jun 27, 2019

When doctors consider treatment for epilepsy, they review the patient’s health history and needs to find the right medication. However, some prescriptions can result in undesirable side effects or be less effective than expected. In the past, traditional surgery was one of the only alternative...

Neurology
Neurons in the brain fire impulses

Brain Power: Deep Brain Stimulation

Apr 12, 2018

Parkinson’s disease can be a debilitating condition. The trembling associated with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders can turn daily activities into difficult tasks. Fortunately, there is a treatment option that can significantly reduce trembling and other symptoms of Parkinson’s disease....

Neurology

Epilepsy Treatment With the NeuroPace RNS System

Apr 12, 2018

In April 2014, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center raised the standard of care by treating patients with epilepsy and partial-onset seizures (POS) with the FDA-approved NeuroPace® RNS® System, the only device that monitors and responds to brain activity to prevent seizures before they start. How Does...

Neurology

What is Moyamoya?

Apr 12, 2018

In conjunction with the extensive research at Baylor College of Medicine, the physicians at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center are leading the way in diagnosis and treatment of rare, progressive cerebrovascular conditions like Moyamoya. Moyamoya Disease is a cerebrovascular...

Neurology
Cardiovascular Care

Building a Brain Computer

Apr 12, 2018

Dr. Daniel Yoshor, chief of neurosurgery service at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, is leading the team of investigators who are researching the neurophysiology of human visual perception with the help of an NIH grant. The goal of this project, which is taking place locally...

Neurology

Making Breakthroughs in Pituitary Tumor Treatment

Apr 12, 2018

With roughly 10,000 pituitary tumors diagnosed in the United States each year, Dr. Daniel Yoshor, MD, and his team at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center are revolutionizing the treatment of benign pituitary tumors to allow patients to get back to their everyday routine as...

Oncology
Neurology

Your Stem Cells Could Save Your Life

Apr 12, 2018

Researchers have for the first time highlighted the natural regenerative capacity of a group of stem cells that reside in the heart. Research shows that if the stem cells are eliminated, the heart is unable to repair after damage. If the cardiac stem cells are replaced the heart repairs itself,...

Cardiovascular Care