Mission accomplished: NASA doctor receives personalized leukemia treatment
In this issue of Conquest, you’ll read about the Hospital School at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital, which helps pediatric patients keep up with their studies during treatment. In addition, you’ll find stories about the many ways the institution is helping young people battle and beat cancer today, as well as prevent the disease tomorrow.
Addison Marshall, 22, is on the fast track to success. He’s a student at Texas A&M University carrying a full course load while studying to become a physician assistant. He works at a physical therapy clinic in College Station and teaches a 6 a.m. fitness and conditioning class at a local gym.
The awards will fund research for treatment and prevention of many types of cancer.
Patrick Hwu, M.D., joined MD Anderson in 2003 as the first chair of Melanoma Medical Oncology.
The American Association for Cancer Research Academy recognizes those who’ve made significant contributions to cancer research.
The Little Yogis Program at the Children’s Cancer Hospital provides young patients tools to cope with the pain, anxiety and fear they may face as they undergo treatment.
MD Anderson will lend its cancer prevention expertise to the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) program, which is used in schools and after-school programs across the nation. Initial efforts will focus on preventing skin cancer and tobacco use.
While being treated at MD Anderson as a child, Meisha Brown was inspired to pursue a career in medical research. Today, she’s a cancer advocate and pursuing her Ph.D.
According to researchers at MD Anderson, 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 traditional screening age.
When caught early, lung cancer can be cured; however, it almost always goes undetected till it’s too late. Researchers are working on a blood test that will reveal the disease in the early stages.
In the modern world of biomedical research, collaboration between academic institutions and pharmaceutical companies is becoming more and more prevalent, necessary and productive.
Many patients who travel to MD Anderson from outside the Houston area for treatment face the difficult task of finding an affordable place to stay. Several nonprofit groups have been established to help.
Eighteen years after completing his surgical oncology fellowship at MD Anderson, Francis Spitz, M.D., is back with the institution — but not in Houston.
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The p53 pioneer
The hospital's heroes
A growing area of study
A dogged pursuit
Big data, big results
Building on success
The cold virus versus cancer
The cancer vaccine
The game changer
Plans to knock out tobacco
Looking beyond the cancer cell
A magnificent seven
Moon shots program update
MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program
Where change begins
The Pilots of the OR
Changing the Stories We Tell
Through Whirlwind and Calm
Lungs That Function Not Taken for Granted
Branching Out to Conquer Cancer