More than 350 Houstonians attended the 11th annual Santa's Elves party in Houston, a festive fete at the home of Paige and Tilman Fertitta. Carolers from the Houston Children's Chorus, directed by Stephen Roddy, along with Santa and live reindeer delighted guests, who raised $100,000 for leukemia and lymphoma research.
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Colon cancer survivor donates bell to GI Clinic
Colon cancer survivor donates bell to MD Anderson GI Clinic so that patients can signal end of cancer treatment
Moon Shots Program
Launched in 2012, MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program™ is a comprehensive effort to significantly reduce deaths and transform cancer care.
About the Multiple Myeloma Moon Shot
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.
My Multiple Myeloma Moon Shot
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.
Survivors Say: Glioblastoma expert Dr. Al Yung
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.
Among Friends: MD Anderson Advance Team member Barry Kessler
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.
iPromise: Jeff Lindley
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.
MD Anderson Cancer Center’s A Conversation With a Living Legend in San Antonio
Former Secretary of State discusses football, politics and more at Living Legend dinner benefiting MD Anderson
MD Anderson nurse receives Brown Foundation Award
MD Anderson nurse recognized for impact on cancer patients' lives
Brain tumor patient's family honors his memory
Family hosts golf tournament to raise money for glioblastoma research in honor of son
Raising money for ovarian cancer research at MD Anderson
Family assembles team to walk in annual Sprint For Life to support ovarian cancer research at MD Anderson
21st Century Cures Act
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.
New pediatrics chair
Visionary leader dedicated to helping young patients, families
School of Health Professions gets boost
Cardinal Health grants health professions school $25,000
IBC Bank raises $2 million for MD Anderson
Corporations align with MD Anderson to raise funds for cancer research and treatment
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