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.
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., professor and director of M. D. Anderson's Integrative Medicine Program, describes mind-body practices and how they can help cancer patients. M. D. Anderson offers cancer patients and caregivers classes in mind-body practices such as Tai Chi, Qigong and several different forms of yoga.
Radiation treatment plays a critical role in managing cancer, and advances in radiation oncology have been significant and steady since its first clinical application more that 65 years ago. Those of us who specialize in harnessing x-ray and proton energy for the benefit of patients understand the paramount responsibility of safety.
Patients who have received or are currently undergoing radiation treatment know it is not a picnic. It can be a daunting experience with the large equipment, the rigorous daily routines of coming into the clinic for four or six weeks and the lingering side effects that often occur. Patients' clinical teams of radiation oncologists, therapists, nurses and so many others can go a long way in dispelling fears and easing those side effects.
It would be a tragedy for patients, who stand to benefit from radiation therapy, do not take it because of fear stemming from the recent articles in The New York Times.
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