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Conquest magazine 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.

Summer 2009
On the cover:

Specialized diagnostic and assessment clinics now provide additional gateways to expert and prompt care at MD Anderson.

Summer 2009 Conquest part one

Summer 2009 Conquest part two


Joint Efforts Critical for New Therapies
Important findings were presented at the first symposium involving the nation's two premier cancer research organizations. More

Finding the Missing Link
Researchers have discovered how the gene Rak can stabilize the PTEN protein to prevent breast cancer development. More

Cancer Briefings

Video Games Go to War Against Smoking, Stress
A $3.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense supports development of a video game geared to smoking cessation and stress management. More

Focusing on Cancer's Most Lethal Aspect
Cancer Metastasis Research: Bench to Bedside is a one-of-a-kind program that begins this fall at The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston. More

Addressing the Pre-Surgery Jitters
MD Anderson researchers initiated the first study to examine the benefits of psychosocial intervention for prostate cancer patients prior to surgery. More


Gateways to Care
In addition to the many disease-specific centers as entry points to M. D. Anderson, there is an expanding range of specialized diagnostic and assessment clinics and services that open the doors to cancer care or surveillance. More

Patient Advises, 'Run, Don't Walk'
Lymphedema affects the quality of life of many women who have breast surgery with lymph node involvement, but a new surgical procedure alleviates this debilitating side effect. More

Presidential Magnitude
The George and Barbara Bush Endowment for Innovative Cancer Research celebrates its 10th anniversary with discoveries that are moving to the clinic. One such therapy is extending the life of a melanoma patient. More

Where Are They Now?
Five survivors, whose early cancer journeys were described in previous Conquest stories, share where they are now and their positive philosophies about life as they celebrate more than 75 cumulative years since they were diagnosed with different types of cancer. More