Explore what The Learning Center has to offer
The Learning Center patient library in Mays Clinic, Floor 2, is now open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other Learning Center locations remain closed.
For the most current information about coronavirus precaustions, including visitor restrictions, please visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions.
There are a number of ways to contact us with your cancer and health information questions. During business hours, our staff are available via live chat. You can also text your questions to 281-501-7872. If you prefer email, send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Learning Center staff member will respond to your message within one business day.
If you have questions or need information about the issues and concerns faced by cancer patients during the coronavirus pandemic, we've put together a Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Cancer Recommended Resources guide to help.
The Learning Center is a patient education library. We provide current and reliable information on cancer prevention, treatment, coping and general health. Whether you’re looking to research a specific cancer topic or you have questions about services available at MD Anderson, we can help you find answers.
Resources available at our Texas Medical Center locations include:
- Books, CDs and DVDs
- Brochures and pamphlets
- Online medical journals and databases
- Health magazines, journals and newsletters
- Computer and internet access, printing, faxing and scanning
Patient Education Videos
Theodore N. Law Learning Center
Main Building, Floor 4, Elevator A, R4.1100
Levit Family Learning Center
Mays Clinic, Floor 2, near Elevator T, ACB2.1120
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Holden Foundation Learning Center
Jesse H. Jones Rotary House, Floor 1, RH1.103
Patient Education offers a range of classes aimed at supporting patients. Classes are free, and most do not require registration. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend.
Below is a listing of currently available classes along with class descriptions.
Learn how the bowel works and what you can do to feel more comfortable. Topics include constipation, diarrhea and tips on how to manage bowel function.
Tired of being tired? Receive information and support to help you fight fatigue. This class is co-sponsored by Internal Medicine.
Central Venous Catheter (CVC) Care
This class focuses on home care of the central venous catheter. Learn how to clean and care for the CVC properly. To learn more about the class, please call 713-792-2316.
Implanted Venous Port
Learn about the implanted port and how to care for it. Individual appointments are required. Please call 713-563-7678 or 713-563-0777 to schedule a session with the nurse.
New Patient/Family Orientation
This class provides a helpful overview of MD Anderson’s campus and services, including topics such as parking, lodging and wayfinding. Watch a video of the class here: New Patient/Family Orientation. (Video en español)
Lunch & Learn Online
Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Hear from MD Anderson experts on the latest news and information related to cancer. Sessions will be held online using Zoom.
Tuesday, October 19
"Diagnosed with a Rare Cancer: Now What?"
Daniel Halperin, M.D.
Tuesday, November 9
"Diabetes as a side effect of cancer treatment: What to know"
Natalia Hauck, M.P.H., R.D., L.D., C.D.C.E.S., Denise Palma, R.D., C.D.C.E.S., Tina Wynn, R.D., L.D., C.D.C.E.S.
Tuesday, November 16
"Working during treatment, COBRA, and Social Security Disability Insurance"
Michael Anderson, J.D., MSW.
Due to our response to COVID-19, all blood donations at MD Anderson
Blood Donor Center locations are being held by appointment only.