Making Cancer History® Seminar heads to Austin

MD Anderson hosts free event to share latest initiatives in cancer care, research, prevention, survivorship


MD Anderson News Release 03/31/14

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will take its Making Cancer History® Seminar to Austin, 11:30 a.m. –1 p.m. April 16 at the AT&T Conference Center. The free educational event is open to the public. Lunch will be provided. See registration information below.

The seminar focuses on the theme “It All Matters: From Prevention to Survivorship,” with tips on lowering cancer risk and living more fully. Attendees will learn about the latest in cancer care and research, prevention and survivorship initiatives from these MD Anderson experts:

• Ron DePinho, M.D., president of MD Anderson
• Steven Frank, M.D., associate professor, Radiation Oncology
• Ernest Hawk, M.D., vice president, Cancer Prevention

Bradfield Heiser, of Austin, will offer reflections as a survivor of acute lymphocytic leukemia. Heiser was diagnosed in 1997 during his junior year at Westlake High School — three months after his football team won the state championship. Following treatment at MD Anderson in Houston, he received a clean bill of health and went on to graduate in 1998. Heiser later endured a recurrence during his freshman year at The University of Texas at Austin, recovery from a serious hunting accident and an eventual bone marrow transplant. Today he is cancer-free and vice president of a development company. Heiser and his wife, Lindsey, have two daughters.

Doors open at 11 a.m. Seating is limited. For more information, call 866-262-9029 or contact