Cancer prevention: what is energy balance?

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What is energy balance? It may sound like a strange term, but it basically means equalizing the amount of calories you take in with how much you burn through exercise, metabolism and body processes. Since obesity is one of the leading causes of cancer, Carrie Daniel-MacDougall, Ph.D., M.P.H. and Susan Schembre, Ph.D., R.D., both assistant professors in Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at MD Anderson Cancer Center, study behaviors and biological processes associated with linking...

Desmoid tumors – dangerous when not treated as cancer

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/desmoid-tumors-dangerous-when/id4318... . Desmoid tumors, also known as "aggressive fibromatosis," develop from fibroblasts which are found throughout the body. Desmoid tumors may become life threatening when they constrict vital organs such as kidneys, lungs or intestines. Some physicians consider desmoid tumors non-cancerous since they do not metastasize, but there is a danger of undertreating. Raphael Pollock, M.D., Ph.D.,...

Three new drugs increase options for CML patients

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Jorge Cortes, M.D., discusses how ponatinib, bosutinib and omacetaxine, approved by the FDA recently, can help chronic myeloid leukemia patients.

Opera singer Pablo Romero sings with the MD Anderson employee choir

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Opera singer Pablo Romero sang with the MD Anderson employee choir on December 19th, 2012. In this video, he performs favorite Christmas songs.

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.

Expanded umbilical cord blood shortens perilous wait for transplant recovery

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A team led by MD Anderson researchers finds that growing cord blood stem cells on a bed of supportive cells in the lab results in faster establishment of a new blood supply in patients who receive blood stem cell transplants, reducing the time when patients lack white blood cells, platelets.

Tanning beds increase risk of skin cancer for teens

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The World Health Organization lists indoor tanning beds and lamps as carcinogens, yet many teenagers continue to believe that indoor tanning helps them look their best. Dennis Hughes, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in Pediatrics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains how tanning beds increase your risk of developing skin cancers such as squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and melanoma, the most deadly form.

Triple-negative/inflammatory breast cancer patient reacts to Moon Shots Program

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Terry Arnold, inflammatory breast cancer and triple-negative breast cancer patient at MD Anderson, shares her thoughts on MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program. For more information visit http://cancermoonshots.org.

Triple-negative breast cancer patient reacts to Moon Shots Program

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http://cancermoonshots.org Bree Sandlin, 37-year-old mother of young twins, was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in August 2012. Sandlin shares her reaction to the news that triple-negative breast cancer is among the initial cancers that will be addressed as part of MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program to dramatically accelerate the pace of converting scientific discoveries into clinical advances that reduce cancer deaths.

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center launches unprecedented Moon Shots Program to increase patient survival during the next decade

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Inspired by America’s drive a generation ago to put a man on the moon, MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program is a highly-concentrated effort to rapidly and dramatically decrease suffering and death in several major cancers, including acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS); chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL); lung; melanoma; prostate and two cancers linked at the molecular level: triple-negative breast and ovarian. Focused teams are building on new technology and...