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Spring 2013: Learn about more options for transplant patients, Moon Shots Program platforms, healing garden spaces, the latest in prevention research, how serving in the military has impacted several oncologists and much more.

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A fully integrated approach

The Institute for Applied Cancer Science speeds drug discovery by combining extensive academic knowledge of biology with clinical disease expertise and the biopharmaceutical industry's capabilities.



A most personal gift

Though the field began with bone marrow transplants, today most transplants use blood-forming stem cells as patients' choices become more diverse and personalized.

More than an ounce of prevention

Epidemiologists, behavioral scientists, cancer prevention experts and those researching health disparities add to the deeper understanding of cancer risk factors and the discovery of interventions to prevent disease or discover it at an earlier stage.

Calm in the midst of storm

MD Anderson's garden spaces are an integral part of campus design, acting as respites from the concrete, traffic and Houston heat, but playing their own surprising role in the healing process.

Military service provides 'an accidental gift'

A select group of MD Anderson oncologists who spent time in the armed forces have common traits and take-aways that influence much of what they do.