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Fall 2012: Learn about the Moon Shots Program, reconstructive plastic surgery, symptom research, healthy recipes, biomedical sciences education, end-of-life goals and much more.

Cover story:

MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program

To prolong and improve patients' lives, MD Anderson has launched several "moon shots," while charting a trajectory for curing cancer.







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Restoring the body, renewing the spirit

Using sophisticated equipment and skills, reconstructive plastic surgeons help prepare patients for life after cancer.

'The final marker is the patient'

An increasing number of people from academia, the pharmaceutical industry, policy groups and government agencies are coming together to promote the integration of patient-reported outcomes in all clinical trials.

Food for thought

Counseling patients on eating the right food during and after treatment has led to an online cookbook with healthy recipes for everyone.

Opportunities knock

At the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences commencement, 70 future scientists were encouraged "to change the very nature of human existence" as they move into their research careers.

A 'good' death

Team members on the Palliative Care Unit help patients talk about their end-of-life goals. They've even arranged wedding services on the unit.

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