Research fuels our mission to end cancer
Many of the greatest minds in cancer research are at MD Anderson. They're here because MD Anderson offers a unique environment that accelerates their ability to end cancer. They collaborate with other cancer experts – in different research areas and with the world's leading cancer doctors. Bright students and trainees contribute further to our dynamic research environment. Discoveries are fueled by vast research support and resources. Tomorrow's medicine is available to our patients first since we have the most cancer clinical trials in the world. These research efforts work in parallel to fight cancer through prevention, early diagnosis, effective therapies and scientific breakthroughs.
Research Productivity by the Numbers
in NIH funding secured
peer-review articles published
active clinical trials
In Fiscal Year 2017, our researchers' productivity was impressive. By securing federal funding, publishing in peer-review journals and bringing research into the clinic, our researchers uphold our status as one of the nation’s top comprehensive cancer centers.
Departments, Labs and Institutes
MD Anderson has many parts, including departments, labs and institutes, but the sum of those parts is ending cancer. MD Anderson's reach is comprehensive when it comes to eliminating cancer.
Our laboratories cover the full breadth of cancer research. They’re led by some of the leading scientists and physicians in the world.
Scientists from different disciplines come together to focus on a common area in our research institutes.
Advanced breast cancer
Phase Ib AML trial
Brain tumor research
CAR-T cell therapy
HR+ breast cancer
Moon Shots Program
Inspired by an unprecedented era of scientific discovery a generation ago, the Moon Shots Program™ was launched by MD Anderson as an ambitious plan to make a giant leap in cancer research to benefit patients.Learn more about the Moon Shots Program
New hope for melanoma patients with brain metastases
Early results from two ongoing clinical trials indicate that both an immunotherapy combination and targeted therapy combination may elicit significant tumor shrinkage in more than 50% of melanoma patients with brain metastases.
Jim Allison's Research
Immunotherapy pioneer named among TIME's 100 most influential people