MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital during his treatment. There, Marshall could continue his studies and keep pace with his classmates. He’s now 22 and a student at Texas A&M University.
Eighteen years after completing his surgical oncology fellowship at
MD Anderson, Francis Spitz, M.D., is back with the institution — but not in Houston.
After being diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in 2012, Jennifer Glover drew strength from many sources: a positive community of friends and family, a deep faith, an active lifestyle and the 15 years she spent as a teacher.
- Mental health clinics go tobacco free
- MD Anderson receives $22.3 million in CPRIT research funding
- Hwu named head of Cancer Medicine
- Depinho elected to top cancer research academy
- Study: Lenvatinib improves survival for thyroid cancer patients
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The Little Yogis Program at the Children’s Cancer Hospital provides young patients tools to cope with the pain, anxiety and fear they may face as they undergo treatment.
MD Anderson will lend its cancer prevention expertise to the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) program, which is used in schools and after-school programs across the nation. Initial efforts will focus on preventing skin cancer and tobacco use.
While being treated at
MD Anderson as a child, Meisha Brown was inspired to pursue a career in medical research. Today, she’s a cancer advocate and pursuing her Ph.D.
According to researchers at
MD Anderson, in the next 15 years, more than one in 10 colon cancers and nearly one in four rectal cancers will be diagnosed in patients younger than the traditional screening age.
When caught early, lung cancer can be cured; however, it almost always goes undetected till it’s too late. Researchers are working on a blood test that will reveal the disease in the early stages.
In the modern world of biomedical research, collaboration between academic institutions and pharmaceutical companies is becoming more and more prevalent, necessary and productive.
MD Anderson from outside the Houston area for treatment face the difficult task of finding an affordable place to stay. Several nonprofit groups have been established to help.
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