Prostate Cancer Moon Shot Annual Report 2013

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in September 2012 launched its Moon Shots Program, an ambitious and comprehensive action plan to dramatically accelerate the pace of converting scientific discoveries into clinical advances that reduce cancer deaths. Initial moon shot cancers are breast and ovarian; acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes; chronic lymphocytic leukemia; lung; melanoma and prostate cancer. Christopher Logothetis, M.D., chair and professor,...

When cancer spreads to the brain

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Several cancer types can spread to the brain including lung, breast, melanoma, renal cell carcinoma and gastrointestinal tract cancers such as colon and rectal. Secondary brain cancer (cancer that has metastasized to the brain) is more prevalent than cancer beginning in the brain (primary cancer). Ivo Tremont, M.D., assistant professor in Neuro-Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses how cancer migrates to the brain, how it differs from primary brain cancer, as well as secondary...

Firing up innate immunity to stop asthma attacks

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The National Institutes of Health will provide $2.4 million to an MD Anderson researcher to advance a completely new approach to stifling asthma attacks. Scott Evans, M.D., of MD Anderson's Department of Pulmonary Medicine, was named an NIH New Innovator for his proposal to jump-start a rapid immune response to stymie viral infections before they can provoke asthma attacks. "Asthma affects 8 percent of Americans -- 26 million adults and children -- and its incidence continues to grow for...

Use it or lose it: Eating and swallowing exercises show benefit in throat cancer patients

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Kate Hutcheson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery, discusses a new study examining the benefits of swallowing and eating exercises for patients undergoing radiation and chemotherapy for head and neck cancers.

Why are HPV-related oral cancers on the rise?

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The number of oral cancer cases is increasing significantly due largely to the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease that's most commonly spread through oral sex.

By 2020, HPV may cause more cases of throat cancer than cervical cancer.

Watch Erich Sturgis, M.D., professor of Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson, talk about why HPV-related oral cancers, including throat cancer, are becoming more common.

Diffuse large b-cell lymphoma

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma/id431... Diffuse large b-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). DLBCL is fast growing and can develop in lymph nodes, gastrointestinal tract, testicles, thyroid, skin, brain, bone or breast. Jason Westin, M.D., assistant professor in Lymphoma/Myeloma at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of diffuse large b-cell lymphoma.