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BY Julie Penne

MD Anderson Cancer Center and UnitedHealthcare have launched a pilot program to explore a new cancer care payment model for head and neck cancers that focuses on quality patient care and outcomes. The collaboration is among the first using bundled payments in a large, comprehensive cancer center.

The bundled payment method reimburses a care provider or hospital for a defined episode of care under a single fee or payment. This is...

BY Ron Gilmore

Study results of CD19-directed chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapy using the Sleeping Beauty non-viral transduction system to modify T...

BY Laura Sussman

In what’s believed to be one of the largest population-based studies of Oncotype DX ever conducted, researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center...

BY MD Anderson staff

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of a new vaccine that targets five additional strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) fortifies a proven cancer-prevention weapon, according to Ronald DePinho, M.D., president of MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The FDA greenlighted use of Gardasil 9 for the prevention of certain cancers caused by nine HPV strains – five more than its predecessor, Gardasil. The FDA said Gardasil 9 has the...

HPV vaccine cancer prevention

BY Ron Gilmore

It’s hard to believe, but there are similarities between bean sprouts and human cancer.

In bean sprouts, a collection of amino acids...

BY Ron Gilmore

Molecules known as long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been implicated in breast cancer but exactly why they cause metastasis and tumor growth...

BY Laura Sussman

In the next 15 years, more than one in 10 colon cancers and nearly one in four rectal cancers will be diagnosed in patients younger than the...

BY Ron Gilmore

Scientists have found that altering members of the p53 gene family, known as tumor suppressor genes, causes rapid regression of tumors that...

BY Sarah Bronson

A new class of drugs has redefined treatment for patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms by easing their symptom burden while extending...

BY Ron Gilmore

A protein kinase or enzyme known as PKM2 has proven to control cell division, potentially providing a molecular basis for tumor diagnosis...

BY MD Anderson staff

A story published last week in the Wall Street Journal reveals how immune checkpoint blockade is overcoming metastatic disease for a significant...

BY MD Anderson staff

Why haven't we cured cancer?

Hope for the possibility of a cure has existed as long as the disease. But when will it occur and what...

BY Ron Gilmore

Their responsibilities may range from exploring the intricacies of biostatistics to bringing new drugs more rapidly to the patient, but eight...