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The MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors plays a significant role in advancing the institution as the world's premier cancer center.
Tom Rushing, of Houston, is a pancreatic cancer survivor of eight years. After his initial diagnosis, he sought a second opinion at MD Anderson and was placed in the care of Robert Wolff, M.D., chair ad interim, General Oncology; Sheikh Zayed Distinguished University Chair in Medical Oncology; and a co-leader of the Pancreatic Cancer Moon Shot. A senior consultant with Merrill Lynch, Rushing has been a member of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors since 2011, serving on the board's Development Committee.
Learn more about the Pancreatic Cancer Moon Shot
MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program is an unprecedented, comprehensive assault to significantly reduce cancer deaths and transform cancer care.
Businesswoman, educator, philanthropist and sports enthusiast Nita Ambani, of Mumbai, India, joined the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors in 2014. She is founder and chairperson of the Reliance Foundation, established in 2010 to provide impetus to various philanthropic initiatives of Reliance Industries Limited. The efforts of the group have touched the lives of more than 4 million people across India, in more than 5,500 villages and urban locations.
Judith Jennings, of Meridianville, Ala., is a mother, grandmother, retired teacher and ovarian cancer survivor.
Life Members of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors embody philanthropy, leadership and a community spirit. Through their dedication and devotion, this select group has furthered MD Anderson's mission and advanced the institution toward its goal to end cancer. Their belief in MD Anderson has motivated their personal generosity and inspired that of others. True ambassadors of Making Cancer History®, they've helped place MD Anderson at the forefront of cancer care, research, prevention and education. In 2015, the board welcomed two new Life Members: Lyda Hill of Dallas and James A. Baker, III, of Houston.
Neighbors band together in the face of wildfires to support cancer research
Katy league's Peyton Watson launches T-shirt sales to fight breast cancer
Annual Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament supports MD Anderson
Pappas Restaurants across Houston featured a unique opportunity on the menu this fall: the chance to help #endcancer.
Two events raise $137,000 for MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital
Stripes® Convenience Stores gets the seal of approval from 4-year-old Caleb Sanchez, a patient at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital.
Funding underscores institution's excellence, impact
Two MD Anderson scientists have earned membership in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Study sheds new light on monoclonal antibody therapy cetuximab
Head and neck cancer research points to depression
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Promise Fall 2021
Walmart's support of Boot Walk benefits medical students
Patient Mosaic: New pathway to precision medicine
Bridge funding supports researchers amid COVID-19
Companies support Blood Bank during COVID-19
12-year-old osteosarcoma patient supports cancer research, spreads hope
Saluting the heroes of COVID-19
Rogers Award honors MD Anderson nursing assistant
Fun for all at Camp H-Town
MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital holds Prom Party Palooza
Sarah Jessica Parker shoe sale benefits prostate cancer research
MD Anderson, Houston Dynamo team up to end cancer
Newsmakers: Jim Allison wins Nobel Prize
MD Anderson's happy campers
On course with the PGA TOUR
MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program turns 5
MD Anderson Cancer Center names 2017 Sabin Family Fellows
Cancer prevention efforts in full swing
e-Philanthropy program raises support for patients with just a few clicks
MD Anderson Cancer Center’s 75th Anniversary Celebration
A win-win-win situation
25 Years of Cheer
PUTTing an end to cancer
A good day in cancer land
Stripes aligns with MD Anderson
Fueled by philanthropy
The power of giving
Washington, D.C. event honors James A. Baker, III
Pedaling for a cure
Lyda Hill commits $50 million to Moon Shots Program
A bright future for philanthropy
The time is now
A leap into the future with telemedicine
An infinite desire to help
Taking a bite out of cancer: Crave Cupcakes partners with Arts in Medicine program
A Global Force Against Cancer: MD Anderson Once Again Ranked No. 1
Among Friends: Lanie Rose
Making Cancer History®:
Practicing the Art of the Possible
Polo on the Prairie Brings World-Class Polo to West Texas
The BATTLE Toward Personalized Lung Cancer Therapy