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Annual Report - Winter 2013


Every day, teams of cancer experts work together across specialties and around the world to help patients at each step in the journey — from assessing cancer risk to early detection, advanced technology for early treatment evaluation and side effects management.

Program addresses body image concerns

You can’t always see cancer’s side effects. Yet, changes in appearance or bodily functions sometimes lead to depression, anxiety and withdrawal. MD Anderson’s Body Image Therapy Program is here to help.

  • Patient adjusts to 'new normal'
  • Passionate interest leads to groundbreaking program

Photo: Wyatt McSpadden

Video games a bridge to normalcy

Power-up. FPS. RPG. MMO. This may sound like a foreign language for many, but for 18-year-old Steven Gonzalez, they’re words that helped get him through cancer as a sixth grader.

  • Program nurtures young patients
  • Video: Beating cancer via video game

Moon Shots Program to benefit all

With a pledge to accelerate advances ultimately aimed at ending all cancers, MD Anderson launched the Moon Shots Program on Sept. 21, 2012. The initiative forges a new, more effective approach to research with great potential for widespread application.

Center provides innovation in imaging

The six-story Center for Advanced Biomedical Imaging Research on the South Campus is a rarity — a basic science building with a clinic on the first floor.

Where in the world is MD Anderson?

Infographic: The institution has come a long way since its creation in 1941. From its first home on the James A. Baker estate near downtown Houston, its mission to eliminate cancer now influences the care of countless patients through a growing number of locations in 11 states and 21 countries.

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