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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has been ranked the nation’s top hospital for cancer care, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual “Best Hospitals” survey. MD Anderson has ranked as one of the nation’s top two hospitals for cancer care every year since the survey’s inception in 1990, and ranked first 13 times in the last 16 years.

“To consistently be recognized for the quality and compassionate cancer care we provide patients who come to MD Anderson seeking our innovative approaches, world-renowned expertise and decades of experience is a true honor,” said Marshall Hicks, M.D., president ad interim of MD Anderson. “This ranking recognizes the passion of our 20,000 extraordinary employees and 1,000 volunteers for serving our patients and realizing our mission to end cancer. We are grateful, honored and proud to be the top-ranked cancer center in this national survey.” http://bit.ly/2vIaCLl #cancer #hospital #mdanderson #cancertreatment #cancercare #usnews #endcancer
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“Nobody wants to hear the word ’cancer,’ so, if there’s a way to prevent it, why wouldn’t you?” #endcancer
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MD Anderson nursing administrator Uniqua Smith dealt with fatigue, appetite loss, hair loss, body aches, constipation and neuropathy while undergoing chemotherapy. “What motivated me to push through to the end was counting down to the day I’d get to ring the bell to mark the end of my chemotherapy treatment,” she says. #endcancer
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"Going through cancer treatment is not an easy journey. If we can do something to help patients' quality of life, I'm hoping we can have a pretty big impact,” says Dr. Edward Chang of MD Anderson's surgical approaches to treating lymphedema -- a common side effect -- in patients like Zelma Reid, a breast cancer survivor. #endcancer
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“Regardless of how parenthood happens for us, we know it’ll be great. Both of us want children, and we'll do whatever it takes to get there.” #endcancer
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Steady improvements in imaging, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and other specialties are leading to better outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients.

“I think there's no question that, compared to 10 or even five years ago, we've come a long way, and I do see long-term survivors all the time now — I mean, five years, seven years, even 10 years,” says Dr. Anirban Maitra, co-leader of our Pancreatic Cancer Moon Shot. “We're making progress.” #CancerMoonshot #endcancer
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“Is it a little scary to participate in a clinical trial? Of course. But I looked at it as an opportunity, because I wanted to live.” #endcancer
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Is it safe to get the flu vaccine during cancer treatment? Should you take Tamiflu?

Get answers to these questions and more from our Dr. Roy Chemaly. #endcancer
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Why do current therapies used to treat myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) fail in most patients? And, why are some people at greater risk for developing acute myeloid leukemia (AML) after treatment for other cancers?

Questions like these drive the work of our Dr. Simona Colla and Dr. Koichi Takahashi as they try to understand and address challenges associated with pre-leukemia and MDS.

“It's an unbelievably unique environment we are in here,” Takahashi says of our Moon Shots Program. “I think it will have a huge impact, not only on MDS and AML, but in other solid tumors as well. This is a very, very unique program.” #CancerMoonshot #endcancer
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Sam Markota isn’t letting a stage IV rectal cancer diagnosis get in the way of his life or happiness.

“This is a good time to take advantage of living,” he says. #endcancer
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