United to End Cancer

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There are those who stand together to make a difference in the fight against cancer — The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s community of donors. From across the world and all walks of life, these diverse supporters are united in their generosity toward the Moon Shots Program, the most ambitious assault on cancer ever undertaken by a single institution.

For more information and to make a donation, visit: mdanderson.org/gifts

Lung Cancer Moon Shot update

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Lung cancer is being fought on three fronts at MD Anderson Cancer Center: prevention, early detection and treatment of advanced disease. John Heymach, M.D., Ph.D., professor in Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology at MD Anderson, talks about new developments in lung cancer research including advances in genetic mapping, molecular profiling, diagnostic imaging and lung cancer screening. With lung cancer being a part of the MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program, we have a chance to make lung...

Breast cancer – most common cancer in women

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Download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/breast-cancer-most-common/id4318482... Breast cancer has two main types: ductal carcinoma and lobular carcinoma. These two types of breast cancer present and behave differently but they are treated the same way. Sharon Giordano, M.D., professor in Breast Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and chair of Health Services Research, discusses the differences between ductal and lobular carcinomas including in situ...

New Lung Cancer Screening Offered At MD Anderson

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Results from national clinical trial mobilizes a team of experts to develop Lung Cancer Screening Program. For appointment contact AskMDAnderson 877-MDA-6789 https://www2.mdanderson.org/sapp/contact/selfreferral/index.cfm

Theme: Geographic Information Systems and Childhood Obesity

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There is no single solution to the childhood obesity epidemic, but there is a need for transdisciplinary collaboration and approaches that consider the potential mechanisms that promote or reduce obesity at all levels of enquiry, from cells to society. In this theme issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, we focus on place (obesogenic and leptogenic environments), specifically the use of GIS, related technologies, and spatial analytical methods in the study of childhood...
Authors: Stephen A. Matthews, Celeste Marie Torio

The Hygienic Efficacy of Different Hand-Drying Methods: A Review of the Evidence

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Susan Stack from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, discusses her article appearing in the August 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings which discloses the ramifications of different hand-drying methods and their effect on infection control. Available at:

Learn the facts about melanoma

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Melanoma is on the rise in the United States. In the United States 2011, one person died of melanoma every hour. Learn to protect yourself from melanoma and know skin cancer warning signs. Ana Mercedes Ciurea, M.D., assistant professor in Dermatology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses these topics as well as shares what population is most susceptible to developing melanoma.

Health care reform and the effect on cancer prevention services

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Lewis Foxhall, M.D., vice president for Health Policy at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains ways health care reform supports cancer prevention. This includes health insurance affordability and lower or no-cost cancer prevention services and screenings.

The connection between genes and colon cancer

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About 20% of colon cancer cases are related to a strong family history of colon cancer. Eduardo Vilar-Sanchez, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, focuses his discussion on the main types of genetic colon cancers including hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer syndrome or HNPCC (also called Lynch syndrome) and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP).

How Decision Aids benefit our patients

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Dr. Therese Bevers talks about her work with Dr. Robert Volk and the MD Anderson Decision Support Lab to develop decision aids --educational tools that help prepare patients to work with their health care providers to make choices about difficult treatment questions.