Medical and financial clearance at MD Anderson Cancer Center

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At MD Anderson Cancer Center, we understand that finding out you have cancer is a stressful time. We want to make it easy to set appointments with our experts. To help with this process, a Patient Access Specialist will speak with you to learn more about your medical condition and insurance coverage. In this video, we will explain our financial and medical clearance process, including options for those who don’t have insurance. Thank you for trusting us with your care. We are here for you....

Becoming a patient at MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Thank you for considering MD Anderson Cancer Center for your cancer care. We see and treat a variety of patients, including the newly diagnosed, those who have received previous cancer treatment, those who simply suspect they have cancer, and those who may be interested in our cancer prevention services. This video will give you an overview of what to expect when becoming a new patient. Together with our patients, our care teams, employees and volunteers are united in one goal of Making...

Best therapies for relapsed diffuse large b-cell lymphoma

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/best-therapies-for-relapsed/id431848... . When diffuse large b-cell lymphoma returns after the cancer patient is initially treated, it is called relapsed diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). If this happens, other therapies besides the standard R-CHOP (chemotherapy drugs cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone) may be successful in fighting the disease. Jason Westin, M.D., assistant professor in Lymphoma/Myeloma...

Exercises for the cancer patient - full video

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Carol Harrison, senior exercise physiology technologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, guides the cancer patient through exercises that will strengthen the abdominal & back, chest and legs. For more information, please visit: http://www.mdanderson.org/newsroom/cancer-newsline/cancer-newsline-topic... .

Immunotherapy: unleashing immune system to attack cancer

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Cancer immunotherapy treats the immune system rather than the tumor. Jim Allison, Ph.D., professor in Immunology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, has developed an innovative approach that will open doors for treating all types of cancer. Padmanee Sharma, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in Genitourinary Medical Oncology and Immunology, is lead scientist on immunotherapy clinical trials. Listen to Allison and Sharma discuss their collaboration on MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program to develop...

Leukemia (AML/MDS) Moon Shots update

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/leukemia-aml-mds-moon-shots/id431848... . Acute Myeloid leukemia (AML) involves an overgrowth of immature blood cells, while myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) happen when the bone marrow does not produce enough blood cells. MD Anderson Cancer Center is the world’s largest practice for treating AML and MDS. Guillermo Garcia-Manero, M.D., professor in Leukemia at MD Anderson, discusses milestones made with this MD Anderson moon shots,...