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A study led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reveals that in the next 15 years, more than one in 10 colon cancers and nearly one quarter of rectal cancers will be diagnosed in patients ages 20-34.
Learn what’s being done to help reverse these statistics: #cancerprevention #caprev #coloncancer #rectalcancer #crcsm #endcancer
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Jameisha “Meisha” Brown was just 8 years old when she was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma, an aggressive, fast-growing type of b-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that occurs in children. Today, Meisha is pursuing a Ph.D. in health education, with a focus on chronic disease and health disparities. She hopes to one day be a researcher at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she was once a childhood cancer patient.

Read her story: #cancerprevention #caprev #cancerresearch #lymphoma #childhoodcancer #endcancer
Jameisha “Meisha” brown was just 8 years old in june 1998 when she heard her mother talking to the doctor in hushed tones.
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Women with the BRCA genetic mutations have a higher risk for breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Some women with these mutations are having preventive surgery to have their fallopian tubes and ovaries removed. This lowers their risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. But the surgery has pros and cons. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is conducting a clinical trial to study risk-reducing outpatient surgery options and their effectiveness at preventing ovarian cancer. Listen to this podcast to learn more: #ovariancancer #brca #cancerresearch #endcancer
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Has your workout routine gotten boring , or too easy? High intensity interval training, which involves short bouts of hard work, followed by short recovery intervals, may offer you a more challenging regimen and improved results. Introducing interval training to your exercise regimen can boost your metabolism and endurance.
LEARN how to kick your workout into high gear: #health #cancerprevention #endcancer #lifestyle #intervaltraining #endcancer
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Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will be contributing to two new Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) Dream Teams. Through these collaborative projects, MD Anderson researchers will test combinations of targeted therapy and immunotherapy against lung cancer driven by KRAS genetic mutations and look at ways to prevent high-grade serous ovarian cancer.

Stand Up to Cancer announced the teams at the 2015 meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). “We’re honored MD Anderson experts have been invited to collaborate with the exceptional team assembled by Stand Up to Cancer, and we look forward to nationally expanding our ongoing research efforts focused on these deadly cancers,” said MD Anderson President Ron DePinho, M.D.

“Both the need and challenges are great, but so are the opportunities. Through these collaborations and vital support from SU2C, we have the potential to make a profound impact for the benefit of patients throughout the world,” DePinho said. Both projects are part of MD Anderson’s Moon Shot Program, which seeks to accelerate scientific discoveries and dramatically reduce cancer deaths. Learn more about how MD Anderson’s researchers will contribute to these new Dream Teams:
Mobile: #ovariancancer #lungcancer #cancerreserach #endcancer
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As a single parent, Constance Charles was afraid to tell her 15-year-ol daughter about her breast cancer diagnosis. Today, Constance is a proud survivor and grandmother, an employee at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the face of a @Jason’s Deli’s fundraising campaign to raise money for cancer research.
Read her advice for single parents facing cancer:
Mobile: #breastcancer #bcsm #cancersurvivor #cancerpatient #endcancer
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Smoking causes a real physical addiction that can be tough to shake. And nicotine is the addictive ingredient in tobacco. The good news: nicotine replacement therapy may help you curb cravings and wean you off tobacco. Medications also are available for heavy smokers.

To quit smoking once and for all, find out which product is right for you: #quitsmoking #tobacco #smoking #endcancer
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The University of Texas MD Anderson is bringing cancer prevention to the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) program, which is used in 10,000 schools, preschools and after-school programs throughout the nation. With MD Anderson’s support, the healthy lifestyle program will expand to include lessons aimed at lowering children’s lifelong cancer risk, including preventing skin cancer and tobacco use.
“MD Anderson’s affiliation with CATCH greatly accelerates our ability to nationally promote healthy lifestyles in childhood and adolescence,” says Ernest Hawk, M.D., vice president of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at MD Anderson.
Learn more: #healthyliving #kids #cancer #skincancer #endcancer
MD Anderson will add a dose of cancer prevention to a research-based program that helps children around the nation exercise more, eat better and learn skills to make healthier decisions in life.
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If you are trying to stay healthy, don't neglect the simple things you can do around your home to minimize your cancer risk. Our experts identify some of the toxins that may be around you, from the cigarette smoke in the air to the household products in your kitchen, all the way down to your basement. They also share how you can detect and eliminate them to stay healthy.
LEARN how to spot possible household toxins: #health #cancerprevention #endcancer #lifestyle #endcancer
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Many popular diets target sugar as a villain with unique metabolic properties that cause weight gain. Our experts say sugar is just a simple carbohydrate that breaks down into the glucose your cells need to function. However, the added sugar in processed foods are a source of empty calories that can lead to obesity, which increases your risk for several types of cancer.

LEARN the link between added sugar and your health: #sugar #cancerprevention #endcancer #health #endcancer
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Immunotherapy has the potential to cure cancer for some patients when used alone or in combination with other drugs. But immunotherapy needs more support to see its full potential for cancer treatment, according to two reviews published in the journals Cell and Science.
The reviews were co-written by Padmanee Sharma, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Genitourinary Medical Oncology and Immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and James Allison Ph.D., chair of Immunology at MD Anderson. In the reviews, Sharma and Allison also discuss what needs to be done to advance the immunotherapy.
Learn more about the reviews: #immunotherapy #cancerresearch #endcancer
MD Anderson experts say greater understanding of the immune response to tumors is necessary to spread the success of the cancer treatment beyond those patients currently enjoying powerful, long-term responses.
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The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can prevent up to 90% of cervical cancer cases. It also can prevent vulvar cancer and vaginal cancer, and may reduce a person’s chances of developing several types of head and neck cancer. In addition, it can prevent a pre-cancer of the cervix caused by HPV. This pre-cancer results in repeated doctor’s appointments and surgeries, creating stress for patients and a drain on our medical resources. Lois Ramondetta, M.D., professor of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, calls it “one of the biggest health problems that we have in the United States today.”
Listen to this podcast to hear Ramondetta and Erich Sturgis, M.D., professor of Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson, discuss the benefits of the HPV vaccine: #cervicalcancer #HPV #HPVvaccine #vulvarcancer #vaginalcancer #headandneckcancer #cancerprevention #caprev #gyncsm #hnclh #endcancer
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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is a global leader in cancer care, cancer research and the fight to #endcancer. Appointments available: 1-877-632-6789.

The mission of MD Anderson is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

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MD Anderson ranks as one of the world's most respected centers focused exclusively on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. 

MD Anderson provides cancer care at several locations in the greater Houston area, and in Arizona and New Jersey. Though the services provided at locations outside the Texas Medical Center vary, each offers radiation treatment, medical oncology and surgical oncology, as well as a range of support services.

Our Houston area locations include:

  • Texas Medical Center: 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030
  • Bay Area: 18100 St. John Drive, Nassau Bay, TX 77058 (on the campus of CHRISTUS St. John Hospital)
  • Katy: 19770 Kingsland Blvd., Houston, TX 77094 (on the campus of CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital)
  • Sugar Land: 1327 Lake Pointe Parkway, Sugar Land, TX 77478 (on the campus of St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital)
  • Memorial City (surgery only): 925 N Gessner Rd., Houston, TX 77024 (on the campus of Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center)

We also offer diagnostic imaging at two additional Houston locations:

  •  6602 Mapleridge St., Houston, TX 77081
  • 15021 Katy Fwy. #100, Houston, TX 77094
To find an MD Anderson location near you or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-632-6789 or request an appointment online



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