UT MD Anderson No. 1 in Cancer Care
PMD Anderson is the leading hospital in the nation for cancer care for the fourth year straight, according to the annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey published in U.S. News & World Report’s August issue. Six subspecialties at MD Anderson also ranked highly: ear, nose and throat (6); urology (10); gynecology (11); pediatrics (12); gastroenterology (19); and diabetes and endocrinology (21). The 2010 results mark the seventh time in the past nine years that MD Anderson has ranked No. 1. Since 1990, the institution has ranked as one of the top two cancer hospitals in the United States.
“This achievement is due to the dedication and hard work of everyone who is part of the MD Anderson team, including the members of our Board of Visitors and Advance Team,” says John Mendelsohn, M.D., president of MD Anderson.
The institution received funds from two new government sources this year: $53.8 million over two years through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and $29 million from the state of Texas’ Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
MD Anderson’s $1 billion Making Cancer History®: The Campaign to Transform Cancer Care, publicly launched in February 2010, has raised $834.6 million to date (see page 5) for cancer prevention and risk assessment; basic science; translational research; personalized therapy; and care quality, safety and effectiveness.
Promise - Summer 2010:
- Beauty and the Beast
- Halliburton offers a Helping Hand
- A Message from John Mendelsohn
- Lacrosse Provides Unique Way to beat Cancer: With a Stick
- Atlanta Legends Event Featuring Sam Nunn Exceeds Fundraising Goals
- iPromise: Kim Johnson
- Avon Walk in Houston Sets New Standard
- Run for the Rose Rooted in Mom's Can-Do Attitude
- Survivor's Say: Mike Shad
- Research Highlights:
- Second-line CML Drug Evokes Faster Response, Fewew Side Effects
- CA-125 Blood Test Shows Promise in Detecting Ovarian Cancer
- Selenium Shows No Benefit in Preventing Lung Cancer
- Heated Chemotherapy: New Option for Rare Pediatric Abdominal Cancer
- Donors Make a Difference:
- Cancer Suvivor and Wife Say 'Thanks a Million' to Oncology Team
- Teak Tree Farm Bears Fruit in Planned Gift
- On Cancer Journey Together, Couple Makes Path Easier for Others
- Cancer Proves No Competition for Polo Player
- Advanced Practice Nurse Peg Fields Receives Prestigious Arceneaux Award
- UT MD Anderson No. 1 in Cancer Care
- Osteoporosis Group Honors Couple for Strengthening Bone Health Awareness
- Cancer Genetics Pioneer Wins Margaret L. Kripke Legend Award
- Texas Business Women Honors Professor's Outstanding Achievements
- Upcoming Events