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Unfortunately, screening tools don’t exists for all cancer types, but researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a set of screening guidelines which recommend that people be screened regularly for certain cancers, including liver cancer.

“There are no national guidelines for liver cancer screening, partly because no clinical trial has been conducted to assess its effectiveness,” says Therese Bevers, M.D., medical director of MD Anderson’s Lyda Hill Cancer Prevention Center. “But emerging evidence suggests there may be benefits to screening populations at high risk.”

Learn more about liver cancer screening: #livercancer #cancerscreening #cancerprevention #cancerdiagnosis #endcancer
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Baby boomers make up close to 30% of the U.S. population. They’re also five times as likely to have hepatitis C. Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a mathematical model using data from more than 30 clinical trials and surveys. Using this model, they were able to predict that a one-time screening of baby boomers could identify 487,000 cases of hepatitis C and lead to treatment that would make hepatitis C a rare disease in the next 22 years.

Learn more: #hepatitisC #endcancer
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It’s common for cancer patients to experience stress and anxiety during cancer treatment. One thing that can help ease those cancer treatment symptoms is sleep yoga. Also called yoga nidra, this type of yoga helps patients slow down their minds and relax, says Smitha Mallaiah, a mind/body intervention specialist in Integrative Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Listen to this podcast to learn more about sleep yoga: #yoga #sleepyoga #yoganidra #cancertreatment #cancer #cancersideeffects #stress #anxiety #endcancer
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Doctors and magazine articles talk about leading a healthy lifestyle. But what exactly does that mean? And how can it help prevent cancer? Our experts explain and share ways to live a healthy life and lower your cancer risk.
LEARN six healthy living habits that may help prevent cancer:
#health #cancerprevention #caprev #lifestyle #endcancer
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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is joining CATCH Global Foundation in an effort to promote healthy behavior that will lower children’s lifelong risks of developing cancer.

“Establishing healthy eating and physical activity habits early in life is a powerful way to reduce lifetime cancer risks. Recent estimates suggest that a third to half of all cancers are preventable if Americans adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle,” said Ernest Hawk, M.D., vice president of cancer prevention and population science at MD Anderson.

The agreement is a part of MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program, which aims to drastically reduce cancer deaths. Through this partnership, we will be working to promote the importance of sun safety to reduce melanoma risk, educate about the HPV vaccine, which can prevent cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV), including cervical cancer, oral cancer and head and neck cancers, and highlight tobacco use prevention to reduce risks of multiple cancer types.

LEARN more about this partnership: #cancerprevention #caprev #melanoma #melsm #HPV #tobacco #quitsmoking #cervicalcancer #gyncsm #oralcancer #hncsm #endcancer
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Lenvatinib, a new oral anti-angiogenic therapy investigated in a study led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, shows promise for advanced radioiodine-refractory thyroid cancer patients. Patients participating in this Phase III study have shown dramatic improvement in progression-free survival.

No new effective treatment had been available to these patients since the 1940s, but that is changing thanks to this global study led by Steven I. Sherman, M.D., MD Anderson associate vice-provost for Clinical Research, and professor and chair, Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders.
“For decades, in this patient population, the treatment was often to repeat ineffective doses of radio-active iodine, and possibly salvage therapy with chemotherapy,” says Sherman. “About 10 years ago, with the growing availability of novel targeted agents and multi-targeted kinase inhibitors, we began to recognize potential for treating this subgroup of patients with anti-angiogenic therapy and sought to enroll those with refractory disease in clinical trials.”
LEARN more about this new thyroid cancer therapy: #thyroidcancer #hncth #cancerresearch #cancertreatment #thyroidcancertreatment #endcancer
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As a melanoma survivor, Amanda Woodward has learned a thing or two about caring for her skin and keeping an eye out for melanoma symptoms -- even during pregnancy. Amanda is currently pregnant with her second child and has made a list of tips for caring for your skin when you’re a pregnant cancer survivor.

She recommends communicating with your oncologist, keeping calm while looking for signs and symptoms, scheduling a dermatologist appointment and practicing sun safety to protect your skin.

MOBILE: #pregnancy #skincare #skincancer #melanoma #melsm #endcancer
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Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered a protein that plays a key role in the spread of ovarian cancer. Our researched noticed that metatasizing tumor cells rely on the HER3 protein to hone in on the omentum, a sheath of fatty issues that covers and supports abdominal organs.
“This completely new way of thinking about ovarian cancer metastasis provides new potential avenues to predict and prevent recurrence or spread,” says Anil Sood, M.D., professor of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine and Cancer Biology at MD Anderson.

Learn more: #ovariancancer #gyncsm #cancertreatment #cancerresearch #endcancer
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Surena Matin, M.D., professor in Urology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has played an integral role in the institution’s robotics program, which uses robotics and computer imaging to perform minimally invasive or endoscopic surgery. These surgeries have less of an impact on patients, allowing them to recovery more quickly. MD Anderson is using this method to treat prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer and gynecologic cancers.

Listen to this podcast to learn more about treating cancer with minimally invasive surgery: #cancerresearch #cancertreatment #kidneycancer #prostatecancer #bladdercancer #gynecologiccancer #kcsm #pcsm #gyncsm #blcsm #endcancer
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Some studies link caffeine sources to major health benefits, including lower risks for oral cancer and endometrial cancer, Parkinson’s disease and diabetes. Benefits also include less weight gain over time. So, do you need a daily dose of caffeine for your health’s sake? Our experts say the jury is still out.
LEARN the health benefits and risks of caffeine: #caffeine #cancerprevention #health #endcancer
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In 2012, 10% of high school students said they smoke e-cigarettes, and those numbers are continuing to grow. But there’s a lot we don’t know about e-cigarettes, and early studies show concerns about high levels of formaldehyde and inflammation-causing nanoparticles that could cause asthma, stroke, heart disease, diabetes and bacterial infections.

“It's clearly time for the country to strongly consider initiation of regulatory and legislative steps to protect our children and the health of future generations,” says Ronald A. DePinho, M.D., President of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. “The health and safety of Americans young and old depends on it.”

READ more: #ecigarettes #smoking #quitsmoking #endcancer
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Bile duct cancer is commonly caught in the later stages because patients show no signs of the disease early on. While the cancer type is uncommon, the number of cases is increasing. Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are developing new bile duct cancer treatment methods, including immunotherapy and gene mutation profiling, says Milind Javle, M.D., associate professor in Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology.

LISTEN to this podcast to hear Javle discuss the latest bile duct cancer treatment options: #bileductcancer #hpbcsm #cancerresearch #cancertreatment #immunotherapy #endcancer
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Making Cancer History®

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.

Company Overview

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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