Quick Facts 2011
In Fiscal Year 2010, more than 105,000 people — about one-third of them new patients — sought the high-quality care that has made MD Anderson so widely respected. There were nearly 10,000 registrants on clinical trials exploring novel treatments, the largest such program in the nation.
|Clinical Activity||FY06||FY10||% Change|
|Hospital patient days||155,551||178,651||15%|
|Average number of hospital beds||508||546||8%|
|Outpatient clinic visits, treatments, procedures||884,817||1,132,338||28%|
|Pathology/laboratory medicine procedures||7,884,053||10,754,560||36%|
|Diagnostic imaging procedures||412,924||538,514||30%|
|Total active clinical research protocols||1,081||1,009||-7%|
- MD Anderson is accredited by the Joint Commission, the organization that ensures that patients receive the best and safest health care possible
- Our nursing program holds Magnet Nursing Services Recognition status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center
- For seven of the past nine years, including 2010, MD Anderson has ranked No. 1 in cancer care in the “America’s Best Hospitals” survey published by U.S. News & World Report
- MD Anderson provided $326 million in unsponsored charity care to Texans with cancer in FY10. This figure includes charges for care provided to patients who participate in MD Anderson-sponsored charity care programs or whose treatment was not fully covered by Medicaid.
At MD Anderson, important scientific knowledge gained in the laboratory is rapidly translated into clinical care. The research program is considered one of the most productive in the world aimed solely at cancer.
|Research Funding||FY06||FY10||% Change|
|Federal grants and contracts||$182,028,411||$206,664,447||14%|
|Private industry grants and contracts||$28,020,431||$50,712,121||81%|
|Philanthropy and foundations||$49,678,964||$81,656,207||64%|
|Institutional and local funds||$126,318,053||$184,797,234||46%|
|State-appropriated general revenue and tobacco settlement||$23,633,851||$23,204,735||-2%|
|Total research funding||$409,679,710||$547,034,744||34%|
- MD Anderson ranks first in number of grants awarded, including 12 Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grants, and total amount of grant dollars from the National Cancer Institute
- Making Cancer History®: The Campaign to Transform Cancer Care is helping MD Anderson establish a group of virtual institutes focusing on the continuum of cancer care, from prevention to survivorship.
Sources of Revenue
Of MD Anderson’s total revenue of $3.30 billion in FY10, only 5% was general revenue appropriated by the State of Texas. Note: dollar figures presented here are in millions.
Almost 7,000 trainees, including physicians, scientists, nurses and allied health professionals, took part in educational programs at MD Anderson in FY10. The institution awards bachelor’s degrees in eight allied health disciplines and, in collaboration with the UT Health Science Center at Houston, awards M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
In addition, thousands of health professionals participate in continuing education and distance-learning opportunities. MD Anderson also provides education programs for healthy individuals, those at risk of cancer, patients, survivors and caregivers.
|Education Profile||FY06||FY10||% Change|
|Clinical residents, fellows||958||1,109||16%|
|Observers, visitors, special programs||607||334||-45%|
|School of Health Professions programs||86||214||149%|
- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4501 for questions about The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
- MD Anderson is ranked among the Top 40 Best Places to Work for postdoctoral fellows, according to a 2010 survey conducted by The Scientist magazine
- Of FY10 trainees, 26% were full time and the others came to the institution for varying periods of time
The Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at MD Anderson continues to set the standard in cancer prevention research and the translation of new knowledge into innovative, multidisciplinary care for patients, survivors and people at average or elevated risk of developing cancer.
MD Anderson is dedicated to eradicating cancer through pioneering research in the roles that biologic, genetic, environmental, behavioral and social factors play in cancer development and investigations of behavioral, surgical, medical and social interventions to prevent or reduce cancer risk.
Through the Duncan Family Institute for Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment, the division is investing in promising new research directions and integrating basic research and clinical studies to accelerate their translation from the clinic to the community.
The Cancer Prevention Center provides cancer risk assessments, screening exams based on genetics, age and gender, and personalized risk-reduction strategies, including chemoprevention.
|Prevention Research Funding||FY06||FY10||% Change|
|Donor and designated funds||$2,533,153||$5,634,102||122%|
|Federal grants and contracts||$21,033,524||$28,237,361||34%|
- MD Anderson launched an integrative health initiative to develop and expand evidence-based, patient-centered and research-driven clinical services in exercise, nutrition, psychosocial, complementary therapies and tobacco cessation for individuals at elevated risk, patients in treatment and cancer survivors.
- The division’s research training program for pre- and postdoctoral students has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1992
MD Anderson employs about 18,000 people, including 1,500 faculty. A volunteer work force of 1,200 contributes more than 195,000 hours of service annually, equal to 94 full-time employees. Together they work toward fulfilling MD Anderson’s mission of eliminating cancer as a major health threat.
- MD Anderson has been recognized as a top employer for workers 50 and over (American Association of Retired Persons), and for programs supporting alternative work arrangements (City of Houston, Houston-Galveston Area Council) and alternative commuting programs (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
In addition to MD Anderson’s main campus in the Texas Medical Center in Houston and two research campuses in Bastrop County, Texas, the institution has developed a number of local, national and international affiliations.
Regional care centers
- Greater Houston area: Bay Area (Nassau Bay), Bellaire, Fort Bend (Richmond), Katy, Sugar Land, The Woodlands
- Albuquerque, N.M.
- MD Anderson Cancer Center-Orlando (Fla.)
- Centro Oncológico MD Anderson International España (Madrid, Spain)
- MD Anderson Radiation Treatment Center in Istanbul at American Hospital (Turkey)
- Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center (Gilbert, Ariz.) opening in 2011