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Preferred MD Anderson Style

The institution’s full name is The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Use the full name in the initial reference to the institution in all print and online materials.

The preferred style for the institution on first reference for any external communication is:

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

On second reference and thereafter, MD Anderson is the preferred proper name.

In general, follow these points:

  • Capitalize the T in The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
  • Use MD Anderson, the institution or the cancer center in subsequent references.
  • Avoid abbreviations or incorrect styles often used but not preferred or endorsed by MD Anderson including: MDACC, UTMDACC, MDA, The Anderson.
    *An exception is made only for certain institutional forms that use UTMDACC due to space limitations.

About the MD Anderson Campus

The institution is a component of The University of Texas system.  It is one of 55 medical-based institutions on the Texas Medical Center campus located at 1515 Holcombe Blvd.in Houston, Texas.

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