The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is one of the original 3 cancer treatment centers established after the 1971 National Cancer Act. It is a degree awarding institution and is connected to the University of Texas Medical Centers in Houston. Today the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is one of the finest cancer treatment and research hospitals rivaled only by the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. There are approximately 36 other cancer treatment centers designated by the National Cancer Institute as cancer centers. It is a 512 bed hospital with a Level 1 Trauma Center that employs over 17,000 professionals and support staff. The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center offers fellowships, internships and residency opportunities. The Center can trace its inception to 1941 by virtue of an act of the Texas Legislature.
Hippo 'crosstalk' may be vital to tumor suppression
Think of a waterfall, and you might see why cell-signaling pathways are important to cancer research. As water cascades, it impacts everything downstream. And everything upstream affects the waterfall.
YEATS protein potential therapeutic target for cancer
Federal Express and UPS are no match for the human body when it comes to distribution. There exists in cancer biology an impressive packaging and delivery system that influences whether your body will develop cancer or not.
Scientists uncover the nuclear life of actin
A key building block of life, actin is one of the most abundant and highly conserved proteins in eukaryotic cells.
Same protein that fires up cancer-promoting Erk also blocks its activation
A protein which is intimately involved in cancer-promoting cell signaling also keeps a key component of the signaling pathway tied down and inactive, a team led by scientists from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer ...
'Good cholesterol' nanoparticles seek and destroy cancer cells
High-density lipoprotein's hauls excess cholesterol to the liver for disposal, but new research suggests "good cholesterol" can also act as a special delivery vehicle of destruction for cancer.
Scientists show TAp63 suppresses cancer metastasis
Long overshadowed by p53, its famous tumor-suppressing sibling, the p63 gene does the tougher, important job of stifling the spread of cancer to other organs, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ...
Researchers identify key enzyme in DNA repair pathway
Researchers have discovered an enzyme crucial to a type of DNA repair that also causes resistance to a class of cancer drugs most commonly used against ovarian cancer.
Variations in 5 genes raise risk for most common brain tumors
Common genetic variations spread across five genes raise a person's risk of developing the most frequent type of brain tumor, an international research team reports online in Nature Genetics.
Researchers identify new, cancer-causing role for protein
The mainstay immune system protein TRAF6 plays an unexpected, key role activating a cell signaling molecule that in mutant form is associated with cancer growth, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer ...
Scientists discover secret life of chromatin
Chromatin - the intertwined histone proteins and DNA that make up chromosomes constantly receives messages that pour in from a cells intricate signaling networks: Turn that gene on. Stifle that one.