The doctors of the Skull Base Tumor Program are going where no surgeons would go before. Bringing together neurosurgeons, head and neck surgeons, radiation oncologists and other health care professionals, the program treats patients who develop tumors at the base or “floor” of the skull, where the brain sits. This region includes the area behind the eyes and nose.
Seasoned volunteer Ervin Grice is so good at giving that they asked him to teach others the right way to do it. For the past seven years, he has volunteered as a patient advocate in MD Anderson’s Emergency Center, where patients receive after-hours critical care. His main role, he says, is to provide a calming and caring presence.
- Big plans for MD Anderson’s breast cancer program
- Expanding access to MD Anderson care
- Making imaging more accessible to West Houston
- Reaping the benefits of gardening
Conquest iPad appMD Anderson’s award-winning Conquest magazine is available on the iPad. If you want to combine the design of the print version with the convenience of your tablet, then the iPad version is for you. It’s filled with multimedia extras and features sleek, user-friendly navigation.
Since being announced in 2012, the Moon Shots Program has launched new approaches in surgery, targeted therapies, drug combinations and more. Get up to speed on the progress in accelerating the end of cancer.
The World Health Organization predicts Africa will have more cancer cases than any other country in the world by 2020. MD Anderson and the African Cancer Institute are teaming up to advance the prevention, diagnosis and management of cancer across the continent.
The annual Camp AOK prom, which is held each August as part of a weeklong summer camp for “Anderson’s Older Kids,” gives cancer patients and their siblings a chance to dress up and get down. Check out some photos of the prom night fun.
Dan Minton was blindsided by his lymphoma diagnosis, which grounded the part-time aviator. “I was devastated, to say the least, because I’ve always been very healthy and active,” he says. But a clinical trial helped him tackle the disease without chemo. Nearly 80,000 in the U.S. will be diagnosed with the disease this year, according to the American Cancer Society.
Scientific “treasure hunters” dig deep into mountains of data to better understand how and why cancers form.
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