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.
2018 Research Publication Stats
The productivity of our researchers is impressive. With over 3,800 research articles, editorials and reviews published in 2018, our research efforts solidify MD Anderson's 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.
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
Drug discovery engine
2018 Sabin Fellows
Practice-changing cervical cancer studies
Two MD Anderson studies have revealed that cervical cancer is more likely to recur after minimally invasive hysterectomies than after traditional abdominal hysterectomies, which are also known as open hysterectomies. The results signify a practice-change in the way surgeons perform hysterectomies for cervical cancer patients.
We're designing colorectal cancer vaccines specific for each patient