6 ways the Texas A&M Health Science Center is fighting cancer

#WorldCancerDay is February 4. Find out how we're doing our part.
January 31, 2018

From groundbreaking cancer prevention programs that educate low-income patients at risk for breast and colon cancer, to working with architects to design state-of-the-art cancer care facilities, the Texas A&M Health Science Center is leading the way in creative approaches to treat and prevent cancer.

This World Cancer Day, explore six highlights in our fight against cancer:

  • Brain cancer – Researchers at Texas A&M College of Medicine, in collaboration with the College of Science, recently found that the biological clock can affect brain cancer treatment. Read more.
  • Breast cancer – Researchers at Texas A&M College of Medicine found that breast cancer cells evade treatment by ‘eating’ healthy cells. Read more.
  • Colorectal cancer – Researchers at Texas A&M Institute of Biosciences and Technology have discovered that a type of bacteria can promote the development of colorectal cancer. Read more.
  • Liver cancer – A compound in foods like aged cheese and mushrooms may help prevent the most common type of liver cancer, according to research from the Texas A&M Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Houston. Read more.
  • Prostate cancer – A study from Texas A&M School of Public Health found that declining testosterone levels are associated with higher risk of prostate cancer. Read more.
  • Skin cancer – Researchers at Texas A&M College of Medicine are studying the instability of mitochondrial DNA and how it may enhance the growth of melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. Read more.

To view additional stories on our work against cancer, visit Vital Record

— Christina Sumners

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