The Baylor College of Medicine Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Program is committed to promoting research and scholarly production. The Mentorship Program aligns each fellow with a career mentor at the start of fellowship training. During the fall of each year, a research symposium is held to discuss the different career pathways in hematology and oncology.
Basic research in oncology is focused on the molecular biology of breast cancer, stem cell and gene therapy, and the biology of cancer metastases. In hematology, there are ongoing projects in red cell membrane biology, sickle cell anemia, erythropoietin action, von Willebrand factor and thrombotic microangiopathies.
We review different educational and research opportunities available locally, in our section and the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, and at Baylor, as well as other opportunities through national organizations, such as American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology and American Association for Cancer Research.
Through numerous T32 training grants and funding supported through the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, our fellows who show sincere interest in an academic career receive protected time during the third year to pursue research that will further advance his/her career.
The Baylor Breast Center has one of the most active programs in breast cancer biology in the country. Our bone marrow transplant faculty have interests in gene therapy and transplantation in immunologic disorders. Outside of the section, many other opportunities exist to collaborate with basic and clinical faculty in areas such as molecular biology, genetics and pharmacology.
Fellows may also do research in other basic science laboratories at Baylor College of Medicine and are encouraged to participate in clinical protocols that are being conducted in the section. Fellows have the opportunity to design and write their own protocol, as well as to follow it to completion during their fellowship years.