The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world’s most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It is located in central Houston in the Texas Medical Center.
MD Anderson was created in 1941 as part of The University of Texas System. The institution is one of the nation’s original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Act of 1971 and is one of 45 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers today.
U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey has ranked MD Anderson the nation’s top hospital for cancer care. MD Anderson has been ranked the leading cancer hospital for 11 of the past 14 years. The institution has been named one of the nation's top two hospitals for cancer care every year since the survey began in 1990.
Since 1944, 1 million patients have turned to MD Anderson for cancer care.
2015 Patient Care Facts
- MD Anderson cared for more than 135,000 patients
- More than 9,400 registrants participated in clinical trials
- MD Anderson provided uninsured or underinsured Texans more than $186 million in uncompensated care
MD Anderson boasts one of the nation's most esteemed faculties.
Among the institution's educators are:
9 Institute of Medicine members
3 National Academy of Sciences members
4 Academy of Arts and Sciences fellows
34 American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows
Roughly 21,000 employees
1,714 faculty members
Roughly 3,100 onsite and offsite volunteers
Research at MD Anderson
At MD Anderson, important scientific knowledge gained in the laboratory is rapidly translated to clinical care. In FY15, MD Anderson invested more than $780.5 million in research.
As of Dec. 31, 2015, the Moon Shots Program has received more than $342 million in private philanthropic commitments.
MD Anderson receives millions of dollars in grant funding from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) for research, prevention, recruitment and training. In total, the institution has received more than $281 million from CPRIT since its formation in 2007.
FY 2015 by the numbers:
6,621 trainees, including scientists, nurses and allied health professionals
1,507 clinical residents and fellows
303 undergraduate and graduate students at the School of Health Professions
350 graduate students at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Almost 1,900 research trainees at MD Anderson's GSBS.