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BY Clayton R. Boldt, Ph.D.

Many are aware of the importance of cancer research for the discovery of new therapies and treatment options, but perhaps less well-known is the impact of this research on the field of cancer prevention.

Significant cancer prevention, control and screening efforts, together with treatment advances, have resulted in a 25 percent drop in the U.S. cancer death rate since 1991, according to the American Cancer Society. However, there...

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BY Scott Merville

A study led by MD Anderson found the investigational drug quizartinib prolongs overall survival for patients with a deadly form of acute myeloid...

BY Scott Merville

When Elizabeth White started a new job as executive director of the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance in 2017, she decided it was time to have her own risk assessed for developing that cancer.

Inspired to work against ovarian cancer following her mother's death from the disease in 2006, White knew that experts’ knowledge about genetic risk had deepened since then.

“Here I was working...

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BY Ron Gilmore

A drug discovered and advanced by MD Anderson’s Institute for Applied Cancer Science (IACS) and the Center for Co-Clinical Trials (CCCT) inhibits...

BY Clayton R. Boldt, Ph.D.

Excluding skin cancers, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men in the United States. According to the American Cancer...

BY Michael Hardy

Most people think of hypnosis as a kind of party trick — a mischievous way to make somebody unconsciously do your bidding.

But...

BY Clayton R. Boldt, Ph.D.

Immunotherapy, which stimulates the patient’s own immune system to attack cancer, has shown promise in treating a variety of cancer types...

BY Lany Kimmons

For their role in transforming cancer care, three MD Anderson faculty received the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Special Awards...

BY Laura Sussman

Matching targeted therapies to tumor-specific gene mutations across tumor types improved survival in patients with advanced cancer, compared...