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BY MD Anderson staff

Early in his career, Sam Hanash, M.D., Ph.D., faced the difficult task of telling the families and loved ones of late-stage cancer patients that they had only a short time to live. Because cancers such as lung grow quietly and aren’t detected until they’ve become advanced and spread to other parts of the body, doctors don’t detect the disease until it’s too late.

Hanash, a professor of Clinical Cancer Prevention, resolved to find...

Sam Hanash, M.D., Ph.D.

BY Ron Gilmore

MD Anderson Cancer Center has been named a site for one of two new Genome Characterization Centers (GCC) funded through the National Cancer...

BY Julie Penne

MD Anderson has been ranked the No. 1 hospital for cancer care in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey.

BY Bryan Tutt

Although the cure rate for breast cancer has risen steadily in recent decades, recurrent or metastatic disease remains difficult to control. To fight metastatic breast cancer and forestall the recurrence of high-risk primary disease, researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center are using various techniques to boost the body’s immune system. Clinical trials of many of these therapies are already underway.

Recent research findings have...

BY Ron Gilmore

Every parent knows the maxim “feed a cold, starve a fever.” In cancer, however, exactly how to feed or starve a tumor has not been easy to...

BY Ron Gilmore

Breast tumors may have something in common with embryos … at least in mice, say researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

A study led...

BY Ronda Wendler

Women with BRCA1 mutations have a 39% risk of ovarian cancer compared to the general population’s risk of 1.3%, while women with BRCA2 mutations...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Hereditary colorectal cancers, caused by inherited gene mutations, are relatively rare for most patients. However, researchers at MD Anderson...