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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will collaborate with Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LLC, and its affiliate Janssen Biotech, Inc., to develop immunology-based cancer treatments...
Researchers who took a fresh look at muscle-invasive bladder cancer through the lens of gene expression discovered that it looks remarkably like breast cancer. This resemblance has important...
The angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab (Avastin) failed to increase overall survival (OS) or statistically significant progression-free survival (PFS) for glioblastoma patients in the frontline...
Recent breakthroughs in immunotherapy and targeted therapy have improved outcomes for patients with advanced melanoma. For decades, the median survival time for patients with advanced melanoma...
For some newly diagnosed cancer patients, whether they will be able to have children after treatment is the furthest question from their minds—until the risks of therapy bring it front-and-center. In...
Whole- or partial-breast radiation therapy can reduce a patient’s chance of breast cancer recurrence after lumpectomy, but this benefit must be weighed against the risk of damage to healthy tissue. A...
When you raise your glass at this year’s holiday toast, choose your beverage wisely. Research shows that drinking even a small amount of alcohol increases your chances of developing cancer, including...
A packed winter social calendar, endless temptations for fattening holiday foods and mounting holiday expenses may make you want to hide under the covers until spring. Could you be suffering from the...
Dallas-based businesswoman, philanthropist, volunteer and environmentalist Lyda Hill has pledged $50 million to MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program. Her transformational gift is the largest single...
A third generation of Blantons has taken over the leadership of the Scurlock Foundation, and they’re leaving a legacy that would make their parents and grandparents proud. The siblings, Elizabeth...
Houston entrepreneur and restaurateur Tony Masraff is sitting in his special events facility in the upscale Galleria area. He’s taken time out of his always busy day to share details of his...
Main Street at the newly renovated MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital is an active throughway connecting inpatient pods, a play park and family amenity rooms. It’s also where patients, family and...
It was Christmas Day 2011, when Maria Floyd received the call she’d been urgently awaiting. She’d placed a request to Ashish Kamat, M.D., associate professor of Urology at MD Anderson, asking to...
Who says a stationary cycle can’t take you places? For thousands of students at 89 universities across the United States who ride them during the Pi Kappa Alpha Taylor Trudeau Cycle for Life...
When newly diagnosed cancer patients are prescribed chemotherapy, they are understandably apprehensive. The word "chemotherapy" evokes images of very ill people suffering through their cancer...
Lipids are a large and diverse group of naturally occurring molecules known to most of us as cholesterol, fatty acids, triglycerides, etc. For decades, researchers have studied the complex process of...
Chalk it up to the circle of life. That’s what brought Matt Anthony, president of Head for the Cure Foundation and MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors member, and Mark Gilbert, M.D., deputy...
Have breast implants? Or thinking of getting implants? You may be worried they’ll make it hard for your doctor to detect and treat breast cancer. No need for concern, says Therese Bevers, M.D.,...
At MD Anderson, we're constantly looking for innovative new ways to provide the best possible cancer treatment options for our patients as we work toward our mission of Making Cancer History®. To...
Earlier this month, during Cancer Survivorship Week, we had our first exercise flash mobs here at MD Anderson. The music began, and doctors, nurses, research staff and survivors spontaneously began...
Karen Basen-Engquist, PhD, explains how exercise can help survivors thrive.