BY Jacqueline Mason

A cadre of elite surgeons is making a mark as pioneering researchers at MD Anderson. In the operating room, they’re not just excising tumors, they’re testing innovative therapies to stop cancer in its tracks.

The surgeons you’re about to meet have dedicated their careers to curing and preventing cancer, often through less-invasive procedures. Curiosity spurs their motivation: Can doing less to patients — or something dramatically...