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“With the staggering amount of lives claimed by tobacco use each year, we must make every effort to limit youth exposure to products that may lead to lifelong tobacco dependencies,” says MD Anderson President Ronald DePinho, M.D.

“The Surgeon General’s Report provides much-needed clarification of short and long-term health risks of e-cigarette use by young people and offers sound...
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MD Anderson affirms Surgeon General’s conclusions on e-cigarette use among youth and young adults

Today we announced an affiliation with UT Health Northeast to provide greater access to the most advanced cancer care for adult patients in Northeast Texas, northwest Louisiana, and southern portions of Oklahoma and Arkansas. UT Health Northeast’s cancer program will be clinically and operationally integrated with MD Anderson and be a partner in our Cancer Network.

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MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Health Northeast Announce Affiliation

NOW LIVE: MD Anderson and UT Health Northeast announce a significant advancement for cancer care in Northeast Texas. #endcancer
The U.S. Congress today passed the 21st Century Cures Act. It will fund advances in cancer care and research, as well as continue to fund the White House Cancer Moonshot initiative.

“The 21st Century Cures Act provides rocket fuel to propel us all to greater advances and sustain our nation’s leadership in medicine and science,” says our president, Ronald DePinho, M.D.

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Statement by MD Anderson President Ronald A. DePinho, M.D., on passage of the 21st Century Cures Act

By using large amounts of data, the APOLLO platform of our Moon Shots Program is helping us understand how cancers are responding to or resisting treatments. “This effort is critical to guiding patient care in this area of precision medicine,” says Dr. Jennifer Wargo, associate professor of Genomic Medicine and Surgical Oncology and co-leader of our Melanoma Moon Shot.

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The plan to make cancer predictable

After undergoing surgery to remove part of his jaw and six weeks of daily radiation therapy, Ronnie Queenan learned to live with hearing loss, dry mouth, difficulty swallowing, loss of feeling in his lips, altered taste buds and a slightly asymmetrical jaw.

But he’s learned to embrace his new normal. “Just have an attitude of gratitude,” says Ronnie, who now shares his advice with other...
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Oral cancer survivor adjusts after facial reconstruction

Thanks to Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson for stopping by MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital today to visit our pediatric patients. Your visit brightened our patients’ day. #endcancer
NOW LIVE: Diana Bearden, Clinical Nutrition supervisor, discusses nutrition during cancer at this week's PIKNIC hosted by MD Anderson Volunteer Services and Merchandising. #endcancer
Good nutrition is important during cancer treatment. But what can and should you eat? And what should you do if you have trouble eating or experience side effects like nausea and loss of appetite?

Clinical Nutrition supervisor Diana Bearden will address these issues and more at a PIKNIC presentation that you can watch on Facebook Live tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 12:30 p.m. CST. #endcancer
Every 20 minutes, someone is diagnosed with a cancer caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Yet, these cancers are preventable.

Watch this video to learn more about HPV by the numbers. #CancerMoonshot #endcancer
Joe Levingston knows firsthand how scary it can be for men to receive a prostate cancer diagnosis. That’s why he now shares his advice and experience with other men as a volunteer with myCancerConnection, MD Anderson’s one-on-one support program for patients and caregivers.

“Don’t panic. You just need to take proactive action,” he tells the men he speaks with, adding “I always encourage them...
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Prostate cancer survivor finds hope in surgery

Up to half of all cancer deaths could be prevented with healthy lifestyle changes. Read our Q&A with Dr. Ernest Hawk to learn how our Moon Shots Program is leading the way to end cancer not just through research and treatment innovations, but also through cancer prevention. #CancerMoonshot #endcancer

How MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program is working to end cancer through prevention

"I'm really not interested in orchestrating a perfect holiday moment where everybody feels like they can't be themselves," says Brandie Sellers, a breast cancer survivor. "I have done a lot of pretending, and thanks to cancer, I'm done with that."

Read how Brandie and her family now celebrate the holidays. #endcancer

Celebrating the holidays with no evidence of disease

“Becoming a volunteer at MD Anderson is one of the best experiences anyone can ever have,” says Bovey Liu, a 14-year-old high school who played the piano for our patients and visitors last summer when he participated in our Teen Volunteer Leadership Program in Cancer Care.

“Volunteering and helping others are one of the best ways to leave everyone smiling.”

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Teen volunteers get the most out of summer by giving of themselves

“Don’t give up hope. Much of the ordeal is scary, even terrifying, but strictly following my medical team’s advice offered me the best chance of overcoming my diagnosis,” says Christopher Larkins, a glioblastoma patient who's had no sign for recurrence for two years.

Read his story. #endcancer

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Glioblastoma survivor: A second opinion gave me hope

If you walk on the skybridge between Mays Clinic and the Main Building, you'll see 175 colorful wreaths decorated by our employees.

Here are just a few of the wreaths, which are currently up for auction to benefit MD Anderson’s Adopt-A-Patient/Family Program.

See all of the wreaths: [ Bit.ly Link ] #endcancer
“One thing I’ve learned is that everybody has tragedy in their lives,” says Susan Pratt, a rhabdomyosarcoma survivor whose husband was killed right after she started cancer treatment. “My life was completely changed by cancer and my husband’s death. So you learn to appreciate every day you’ve got.”

Read Susan’s story. #endcancer

Adult rhabdomyosarcoma survivor learns to appreciate every day

“If I had the choice of going anywhere else in the world, I would stay right here,” says Georgia Dominick, a stage IV lung cancer survivor who benefited from a clinical trial.

Hear her story. #endcancer
If you experience pain as a result of your cancer or cancer treatment, you’re not alone. But it’s important to discuss this pain with your loved ones and care team so you can get help, says Dr. Salahadin Abdi, chair or Pain Medicine at MD Anderson.

Read Dr. Abdi’s advice for discussing your cancer pain so you can get relief. #endcancer

Discussing your cancer pain and finding relief

Understanding your family’s cancer history can help you learn about your own cancer risks. So, when you’re with your family this holiday season, take time to learn about family members' health history, says our Dr. Karen Lu.

Find out what questions to ask about your family’s cancer history, and download our family health tree. #endcancer

Cancer genetics: Know your family cancer history