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Conquest is published quarterly by the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors on behalf of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. It highlights MD Anderson's new cancer research and treatments, innovative patient services, programs and facilities, strategies to prevent cancer, and human interest stories about patients, donors, faculty, staff and volunteers. The winter issue of Conquest is MD Anderson's Annual Report.

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  • Sarah Newson, associate vice president, Communications
  • Jim Newman, director, External Communications
  • Andy Olin, program director, External Communications
  • Michael Clarke, print design

The University of Texas System Board of Regents

  • Paul L. Foster, El Paso, chairman
  • Wm. Eugene Powell, San Antonio, vice chairman
  • R. Steven Hicks, Austin, vice chairman
  • Ernest Aliseda, McAllen
  • Alex M. Cranberg, Austin
  • Wallace L. Hall Jr., Dallas
  • Jeffery D. Hildebrand, Houston
  • Brenda Pejovich, Dallas
  • Robert L. Stillwell, Houston
  • Max Richards, Austin, student regent
  • Francie A. Frederick, general counsel to the Board of Regents

The University of Texas System Administration

  • William H. McRaven, chancellor
  • Raymond S. Greenberg, executive vice chancellor for health affairs

MD Anderson Cancer Center Executive Committee

  • Ronald DePinho, M.D., president
  • Ethan Dmitrovsky, M.D., provost and executive vice president
  • Thomas Buchholz, M.D., executive vice president and physician-in-chief
  • Thomas Burke, M.D., executive vice president, MD Anderson Cancer Network®
  • Leon Leach, Ph.D. executive vice president and chief business officer
  • Dan Fontaine, J.D., executive chief of staff
  • Weldon Gage, vice president and chief financial officer
  • Helen Piwnica-Worms, Ph.D., vice provost for science
  • Robert Brigham, senior vice president for hospitals and clinics
  • Maureen Cagley, vice president for academic operations
  • Margaret Row, M.D., vice president for operations, Cancer Network
  • Amy Hay, vice president for business development
  • Chris McKee, vice president for business operations
  • Wenonah Ecung, Ph.D., associate vice president for clinical programs

MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors Officers

  • Melvyn N. Klein, chair
  • James J. Mulva, chair-elect
  • Nancy B. Loeffler, vice chair
  • Harry J. Longwell, immediate past chair

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