Every day, cancer patients from around the world walk through the doors of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, with one word on their mind: Hope. Hope that no matter the cancer diagnosis, they will receive the best cancer treatment available from a group of caring and compassionate staff. Hope that they will one day walk back out those doors as a cancer survivor. Statistics and rankings may tell one side of the story of a great hospital, but the real story is told by the patients that experience it firsthand. Listen as some of our patients express their feelings about MD Anderson, the treatment they received and how the employees made a difficult experience as easy and comforting as possible. Read more stories from MD Anderson patients: http://www2.mdanderson.org/cancerwise Request an appointment at MD Anderson: https://www4.mdanderson.org/contact/selfreferral/index.cfm
Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/penile-cancer-basics/id431848216?i=.... Penile cancer is rare with less than 2,000 men being diagnosed in the US each year and around 26,000 worldwide. If caught early, penile cancer is curable but men tend to ignore symptoms until the disease has advanced. Lance Pagliaro, M.D., professor in Genitourinary Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the basics, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of penile cancer.
In an effort to help in the fight to end cancer, Kendra Scott is aligning with The University to Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for a national Kendra Gives Back event on Sept. 7, 2016 at its nearly 50 stores across the country and online at www.kendrascott.com. Throughout the day, Kendra Scott will donate 20% of sales to benefit cancer research and programs at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital.
More than 40,000 children are treated for cancer each year, but less than 5% of federal funding goes to childhood cancer research. Together with MD Anderson, Kendra Scott raises funds for childhood cancer research. Customers can support this cause by purchasing a special Kendra Scott MD Anderson charm at stores and online throughout the year.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announces the launch of the Moon Shots Program, an unprecedented effort to dramatically accelerate the pace of converting scientific discoveries into clinical advances that reduce cancer deaths. The program, initially targeting eight cancers, will bring together sizable multidisciplinary groups of MD Anderson researchers and clinicians to mount comprehensive attacks on acute myeloid leukemia/myelodysplastic syndrome, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, melanoma, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and triple-negative breast and ovarian cancers -- two cancers linked at the molecular level. The Moon Shots Program takes its inspiration from President John Kennedy's famous 1962 speech, made 50 years ago this month at Rice University, just a mile from the main MD Anderson campus. "We choose to go to the moon in this decade ... because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win," Kennedy said. "Generations later, the Moon Shots Program signals our confidence
Mothers who have children diagnosed with cancer now have a better approach to address and cope with stresses associated with their child's disease. A new certified intervention, called Problem-Solving Skills Training (PSST), has proven to be more effective long term compared to other psychological methods, such as reflective listening.
The Learning Center at MD Anderson is a consumer health library that offers free access to pamphlets, books, databases and medical journals featuring current and reliable medical information to help answer your questions.
The staff will guide you through the research process and help you find information you need to make informed decisions. Common research topics include treatment options, drug information, clinical trials and treatment side effects.
The Learning Center also offers an email reference service and is happy to answer questions and comments at email@example.com.
Download from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/health-care-reform-effect/id43184821.... Lewis Foxhall, M.D., vice president for Health Policy at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains ways health care reform supports cancer prevention. This includes health insurance affordability and lower or no-cost cancer prevention services and screenings.
Karen Cocker, an MD Anderson patient, discusses how she found the Houston Ground Angels and what their services mean to her.
The Houston Ground Angels is a network of volunteers who donate their time to help provide free healthcare access to patients in need of transportation to and from their required healthcare facilities.