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BY Andrew Futreal, Ph.D.

 

While its name was inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ambitious goal to put a man on the moon, the Moon Shots Program™, which was first inspired by MD Anderson's fourth full-time president Ronald DePinho, M.D., has a different objective: to quickly and effectively turn scientific discoveries into advances in cancer care.

Here are five things that we’d like patients and caregivers to know about the Moon...

Cancerwise blog post: Moon Shots Program credited for key advancements in cancer treatment

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When Sandra Hurley was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) back in 1997, an Ohio-based oncologist gave her two to four more...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

George Miller is an athlete and a die-hard marathon runner, so he was shocked when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2008.

BY Devon Carter

A stem cell transplant is often the best option to treat blood cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, as well as bone marrow failure syndromes like myelodysplastic syndrome.

To understand the different types of stem cell transplants and how they work, we spoke with Borje S. Andersson, M.D., Ph.D. Here’s what he had to say.

What are stem cells?

Bone marrow, the spongy tissue inside our bones, is...

Cancerwise blog post: Borje S. Andersson, M.D., Ph.D., explains what stem cell transplants mean

BY Dan Rooker

In 2007, I noticed the lymph nodes under my jaw were swollen. But it took more than two years and a routine trip to the dermatologist to get...

BY Karen Fore

As a volunteer with CanCare and myCancerConnection, MD Anderson's one-on-one program that connects cancer patients and caregivers with others...

BY MD Anderson

Walking into the unknown is scary, especially when the unknown is cancer treatment. Fortunately, many of our brave and inspiring cancer survivors...

BY MD Anderson

Finding the right gift for your friends and family can be tough. It can be even tougher if they're undergoing cancer treatment or are caring...

BY Lori Baker

Bringing patients new and better cancer treatments through clinical trials is what sets MD Anderson apart. It's more than a goal or a point...

BY Harley Hudson

Eight weeks. That's how long my wife and I have been in Houston, where I entered a Phase 1 drug trial for ABT-199, a new experimental drug...