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BY Adrienne Lynch

Michelle Hildebrandt, Ph.D., left the Midwest 14 years ago for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at MD Anderson that focused on cancer prevention and research training. Today, she is an associate professor here in Lymphoma-Myeloma.

Hildebrandt did not expect her postdoctoral fellowship to bloom into the career it has at MD Anderson. But now she feels at home in Texas with a ranch replete with a menagerie of animals – and in 2021...

Michelle Hildebrandt, Ph.D., stands between two of her horses. She has long brown hair and is wearing jeans and a dark vest.

BY Alexandre Reuben, Ph.D.

I'm an immunologist and a T cell biologist. My work pushes our understanding of how the immune system recognizes and destroys tumors....

BY Meagan Raeke

“Every community is unique,” says Ruth Rechis, Ph.D., director of Be Well Communities™, MD Anderson’s place-based strategy...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Scientific discoveries are essential to driving advances in cancer care. From better screening and diagnostic techniques to innovative new therapies and survivorship programs — all rely on impactful research. 

That is why MD Anderson is focused on Breakthroughs as a central theme of our Strategy. Discovery research is the engine for progress in our mission to end cancer and to maximize our impact on humanity. 

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As a member of MD Anderson's Pre-Cancer Atlas team, Melinda Yates, Ph.D., and her colleagues have been able to move quickly to implement new technologies to identify molecular features of uterine cancer development and response to hormone treatment.

BY Ronda Wendler

People with a rare, inherited disorder called von Hippel-Lindau disease develop cancerous and noncancerous tumors in up to 10 different parts...

BY Jennifer Wargo, M.D.

As a cancer surgeon and researcher, I’ve poured my heart and soul into making a difference for patients over the past 20 years. Recently,...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

The route a cancer takes from its earliest stages to advanced disease is a long and winding road. Often, the first mutations or changes that...

BY Meagan Raeke

Nerves control everything from your heart rate to muscle movement to the fight-or-flight stress response.

“Nerves are critical to body...

BY Lany Kimmons

In the past, patients with a particular cancer type all received the same treatment, but research has shown that tumors have unique features...

BY Shanley Chien

Since the discovery of KRAS gene mutations in 1983, researchers have worked to develop new therapies that target this protein when treating...