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$25 million to fund MD Anderson efforts to end melanoma and prostate cancer
Colon cancer survivor donates bell to MD Anderson GI Clinic so that patients can signal end of cancer treatment
Launched in 2012, MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program™ is a comprehensive effort to significantly reduce deaths and transform cancer care.
Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer, with 27,000 new diagnoses in the U.S. annually. For patients with high-risk multiple myeloma, median survival is as low as two to three years.
Karen Fore, of Houston, is a six-year cancer survivor. She works in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at MD Anderson and volunteers with myCancerConnection, MD Anderson’s one-on-one cancer support community that connects patients and caregivers with others who’ve been in the same situation. Here, Karen reflects on the hope she believes the Moon Shots Program™ will bring to future cancer survivors.
W.K. Alfred Yung, M.D., professor, Neuro-Oncology, and a member of the Moon Shots Program™ executive committee, is an expert in clinical research and treatment of glioblastoma multiforme, the most lethal form of brain cancer. He is a 17-year cancer survivor and was recently named to the Blue Ribbon panel of experts selected to advise the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot, inspired by MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program™ and led by former Vice President Joe Biden.
For years, Barry Kessler was under the misconception that MD Anderson is "a place you go when things are really bad." Several years and one melanoma diagnosis later, he praises the institution as "the only place to go. Period." Kessler is a principal at Simmons & Company International, Energy Specialists of Piper Jaffray and a member of MD Anderson's Advance Team, a volunteer board of "next generation" community and business leaders. A melanoma cancer survivor, he focuses his efforts outside of the office on helping #endcancer, once and for all.
Jeff and Marty Lindley met in 1968 at the University of Arizona. They married in 1970 and had a daughter, Jessica. They later moved to New Braunfels, Texas, and were active in the community. As a surprise, Jeff created the Marty Lindley Foundation by hosting an event at the Brauntex Theatre, inviting guests to wear purple in awareness of leiomyosarcoma, a soft tissue sarcoma. More than 500 people attended, including college friends, and raised $62,000 in Marty's honor.
Former Secretary of State discusses football, politics and more at Living Legend dinner benefiting MD Anderson
MD Anderson nurse recognized for impact on cancer patients' lives
Family hosts golf tournament to raise money for glioblastoma research in honor of son
Family assembles team to walk in annual Sprint For Life to support ovarian cancer research at MD Anderson
President Barack Obama signs the 21st Century Cures Act, which provides increased medical research funding, including $1.8 billion designated for cancer research, and aims to accelerate development and approval of experimental treatments and reform federal policy on mental health care.
Santa's Elves event raises $100,000 for MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital
Visionary leader dedicated to helping young patients, families
Cardinal Health grants health professions school $25,000
Corporations align with MD Anderson to raise funds for cancer research and treatment
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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
MD Anderson Cancer Center’s 75th Anniversary Celebration
A win-win-win situation
Global ambassadors with a collective goal
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