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BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has joined with the 68 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a statement calling for increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer. These institutions collectively recognize insufficient vaccination as a public health threat and call upon the nation’s health care...

BY Ron Gilmore

An international study has revealed new information about diffuse glioma, the most common type of tumor found in some 80% of adult brain cancer...

BY Laura Sussman

Is the best way to treat an early precursor to breast cancer no treatment at all? That’s what MD Anderson researchers and allied institutions...

BY Laura Sussman

A new procedure developed by MD Anderson surgeons is helping doctors determine which lymph nodes in breast cancer patients are cancerous and which are cancer free, resulting in the need to remove fewer lymph nodes.

Until recently, the standard of care for patients whose breast cancer had spread was to undergo a complete axillary lymph node dissection, in which 10 or more lymph nodes are removed from the armpit area. This sometimes...

BY Scott Merville

After extensive internal and external peer review, MD Anderson expanded its Moon Shots Program by adding six new moon shots to its focused...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Loretta Preston kicked her cigarette addiction two years ago.

“Quitting wasn’t easy,” she says. “I’d smoked for 40 years.” Then, the...

BY MD Anderson staff

Feb. 4 is World Cancer Day, which was organized by the Union for International Cancer Control to raise awareness of the actions needed to...