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Mission and Vision

Mission

The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

Vision

We shall be the premier cancer center in the world, based on the excellence of our people, our research-driven patient care and our science. We are Making Cancer History.

Core Values

Caring

By our words and actions, we create a caring environment for everyone.
  • We are sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers
  • We are respectful and courteous to each other at all times
  • We promote and reward teamwork and inclusiveness

Integrity

We work together to merit the trust of our colleagues and those we serve.
  • We hold ourselves, and each other, accountable for practicing our values
  • We communicate frequently, honestly and openly
  • By our actions, we create an environment of trust

Discovery

We embrace creativity and seek new knowledge.
  • We help each other to identify and solve problems
  • We seek personal growth and enable others to do so
  • We encourage learning, creativity and new ideas

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