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About Conquest

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
  • David Berkowitz, executive editor; associate director, External Communications
  • Sandi Stromberg, managing editor; program manager, External Communications
  • Michael Clarke, print design

The University of Texas System Board of Regents

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

The University of Texas System Administration

  • Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., chancellor
  • Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., executive vice chancellor for health affairs

MD Anderson Cancer Center Executive Committee

  • Ronald A. DePinho, M.D., president
  • Thomas W. Burke, M.D., executive vice president and physician-in-chief
  • Thomas A. Buchholz, M.D., provost and executive vice president ad interim
  • Leon J. Leach, Ph.D. executive vice president and chief business officer
  • Adrienne C. Lang, vice president for executive operations

MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors Officers

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

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