University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

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.

Address
1515 Holcombe Blvd Unit 229, Houston, TX 77030
E-mail
externalcomm@mdanderson.org
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Combination overcomes breast cancer resistance to herceptin

Breast cancer tumors take numerous paths to resist the targeted drug Herceptin, but a single roadblock at a crucial crossroads may restore a tumor's vulnerability to treatment, scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson ...

Mar 13, 2011
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Overabundance of protein expands breast cancer stem cells

An essential protein for normal stem cell renewal also promotes the growth of breast cancer stem cells when it's overproduced in those cells, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in the ...

Feb 15, 2011
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Targeted particle fools brain's guardian to reach tumors

A targeted delivery combination selectively crosses the tight barrier that protects the brain from the bloodstream to home in on and bind to brain tumors, a research team led by scientists from The University of Texas MD ...

Feb 01, 2011
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