Promise is published four times a year by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and is dedicated to our friends who have joined us in Making Cancer History®.
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.
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.
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.
Two MD Anderson scientists have earned membership in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
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MD Anderson dollars go digital
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