MD Anderson's employee choir spreads holiday cheer

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MD Anderson's employee choir celebrates the holidays in song. A recent performance included traditional favorites and choral arrangements that capture the spirit of the season.

The choir comprises a diverse group of MD Anderson employees, whose goal is to have fun and share the joy of music with patients, visitors and colleagues.

Texas Legislature Introduces Resolution Honoring MD Anderson's 70th Anniversary

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It was a big day for MD Anderson at yesterday's legislative session in Austin. To mark the institution's 70th anniversary, two members of the Texas legislature presented a resolution recognizing MD Anderson for its remarkable achievements in cancer care that span seven decades.

Texas Rep. Sarah Davis shares her thoughts on the resolution.

Study Shows Importance of Proton Therapy for Childhood Cancer

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Dr. David Grosshans discusses a recent study that shows how proton therapy spares healthy tissue in children with cancer. The study illustrates how proton therapy radiation is able to avoid excess radiation dose to a variety of normal structures while maintaining equal target coverage. This is important for childhood cancers because excess radiation can cause damage to the hippocampus, an area involved in learning and memory.

Is Proton Therapy Treatment Optimal for Childhood Cancer?

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MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center physician Dr. David Grosshans talks about the importance of proton therapy radiation for childhood cancer. After sharing the difference in traditional IMRT radiation and proton therapy, he discusses why proton therapy is optimal for children, how children tolerate proton therapy, preliminary outcomes for children treated with proton therapy, and the importance of having a comprehensive and dedicated team devoted to treating children with this form of...