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New advances in genetics and precision medicine are allowing our doctors to more accurately prescribe treatments to cancer patients. 

“Precision medicine holds a lot of promise, but it’s still in its infancy,” says Funda Meric-Bernstam. M.D., medical director of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy.

Read more about how doctors are using genetics expertise to help make precision medicine a reality: #cancer #cancertreatment #cancerresearch #medicalresearch   #precisiomedicine #research   #mdanderson #endcancer
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Enumeral brings its antibody discovery and patient-centric immune profiling platform while MD Anderson offers its pre-clinical and development expertise. Together, the two organizations are hopeful that new antibody therapies will improve cancer treatment options. 

Read more: #cancer #cancertreatment #immunotherapy #cancerresearch #endcancer 
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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center applauds President Barak Obama’s commitment to support the fight to end cancer and is grateful for Vice President Joe Biden’s leadership in creating a national cancer moon shot to cure cancer.

“This is the golden era of cancer research. Our team of world-leading cancer experts, along with many others in the field, continue to confer with Vice President Biden about the scope and potential of a national cancer moon shot,” says MD Anderson President Ronald DePinho, M.D., who launched MD Anderson’s Cancer Moon Shots Program in the fall of 2012. “We are encouraged by his leadership and look forward to working together on this global humanitarian endeavor. Patients and families around the world are counting on us to end cancer.” 

Read more and learn about MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program to end cancer: #SOTU #cancer #cancerresearch #cancerawareness #endcancer  
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New results from the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening shows that a screening strategy that includes the CA-125 blood test may reduce the number of ovarian cancer deaths by 20%.

“This study shows that we may actually decrease deaths from a highly lethal cancer, but it’s a different question as to whether we’re ready to recommend that all women get screened for ovarian cancer,” says Dr. Karen Lu, chair of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. “I think that we’re close, but we need a few more years of results before we say that every woman should have it.”

Read more: #CA125 #ovariancancer #gyncsm #cancerscreening #UKCTOCS #endcancer
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If you’re a current smoker, a former smoker who has quit in the past 15 years or between the ages of 55 to 74, you should be receiving a spiral CT lung cancer screening on an annual basis. The scan is performed in under a minute, but can assist in early diagnosis, a key to the successful treatment of lung cancer.  

Read more about spiral CT lung cancer screening from Myrna Godoy, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Diagnostic Radiology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Jeremy Erasmus, M.D., professor of Diagnostic Radiology at MD Anderson: #smoking #cancer #lungcancer #caprev #lcsm #endcancer 
Lung cancer screening is helping MD Anderson catch more cases of lung cancer early. That’s when it’s easiest to treat.
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If cancer runs in your family, you may have considered genetic testing. By simply having your blood dawn, doctors are able to determine if you’re facing a higher risk for certain types of cancer like breast cancer, colorectal cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer and endometrial cancer -- all of while are associated with family history. 

Find out if genetic testing is right for you: #bcsm #crcsm #pcsm #cancer #genetictesting #family #health #endcaner
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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has joined with the 68 other National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designed cancer centers to endorse the HPV vaccine. Together, the centers hope to urge parents, young adults and health care providers to vaccinate adolescents against HPV and ultimately increase HPV vaccination rates. HPV has been linked to several types of cancer, including cervical cancer, anal cancer, throat cancer and other genital cancers, and the HPV vaccine can prevent the vast majority of these types of cancers.

“This initiative is directly aligned with the desire of the president, vice president and all Americans to work constructively together to eradicate cancer,” says Ernest Hawk, M.D., vice president and division head, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences. “This is one example of actions that can be taken today to make a very big difference in the future cancer burden.”

Read more here: #HPV #HPVvaccine #vaccines #moonshots #cancer #cancerprevention #caprev #gyncsm #hncsm #endcancer
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A new study led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has revealed potential therapy targets for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), an aggressive and hard-to-treat form of the disease.  

The team’s findings uncovered new information about how molecules called long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) interact with HIF-1, a signaling pathway that is overexpressed in many cancers. HIF-1 has been shown to regulate breast cancer progression.

Get more information here: #cancer #breastcancer #bcsm #tnbc #cancertreatment #cancerresearch #endcancer
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Glioblastoma is the most aggressive type of brain tumor, with few effective treatment options. To develop safer, more effective treatments and improve survival rates, we recently launched our Glioblastoma Moon Shot. 

Listen to Drs. Amy Heimberger and Frederick Lang discuss the treatments we’re working on, including immunotherapies and a cancer-killing virus. #glioblastoma #hncsm #cancer #endcancer
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Want to enjoy your favorite Thanksgiving foods without expanding your waistline – and your cancer risks? Choosing healthy portions can help.

Use our cheat sheet. #endcancer 
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Cooking methods like barbecuing and pan-frying, which result in smoke and charring on meat, have been shown to increase a person’s risk of developing kidney cancer, according to a new study from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

“This new study encourages us to look not only at what foods we're eating, but also how we're preparing those foods," says Stephanie Melkonian, Ph.D., epidemiology postdoctoral fellow and lead author of the study.

Read about the link between kidney cancer and meat is cooked, as well as alternate ways of cooking proteins: #cooking #meat #barbecuing #kidneycancer #caprev #kcsm #endcancer  
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The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that processed meats like bacon, ham, hot dogs, sausages and deli meats raise the risk of colorectal cancer. 

Like tobacco use or sun exposure, these types of meat are carcinogens, or something that causes cancer.

Read our experts’ insight and advice on avoiding processed meats: #crcsm #caprev #food #diet #nutrition #health #processedmeat #meat #bacon #healthyeating #cancer #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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