First-year progress in MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in September 2012 announced its Moon Shots Program, an unprecedented effort to dramatically accelerate the pace of converting scientific discoveries into clinical advances that reduce cancer deaths. The program initially targets acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS); chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL); lung cancer; melanoma; prostate cancer; and triple-negative breast and high-grade serious ovarian cancers....

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,...

Combined urology-radiation oncology treatment for prostate cancer patients

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/combined-urology-radiation/id431848... Deborah Kuban, M.D., professor, and Benjamin Smith, M.D., assistant professor, both in Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson, discuss a study examining the emergence of integrated urology-radiation oncology practices in Texas. They discovered prostate cancer patients generally travel further for treatment at the radiation oncology facility owned by their urologist, as opposed to traveling to the...

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...

Tips to Help Kids Avoid Adult Cancers

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Beverly Gor, Ed.D., postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Health Equity and Evaluation Research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses healthy lifestyle choices you can make for your children to help prevent the development of certain adult cancers; such as prostate, breast and colon. Gor stresses the importance of healthy nutrition and exercise to reduce the risk of developing cancer later in life.

Renewed Sexual Pleasure for Couples Post-Prostate Cancer Treatment

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Download from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/renewed-sexual-pleasure-for/id431848... Erectile dysfunction is an adverse side effect for many prostate cancer patients that often causes unhappiness for the man's partner as well. Leslie Schover, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Behavioral Science at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has recently completed a clinical trial studying the effectiveness of counseling through face-to-face interaction versus...

Sexual Counseling for Couples after Prostate Cancer Treatment

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Leslie Schover, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Behavioral Science at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, explains her findings from the clinical trial, Counseling About Regaining Erections and Sexual Satisfaction (CAREss). The results examine which group, face-to-face or Internet, had a better sex counseling experience, and also assesses if the partner received improved sexual function as well as the male prostate cancer patient.

Hope for Restored Sexual Function for Prostate Cancer Patients and their Partners

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Reliability of firm erections after prostate cancer surgery generally is not a common occurrence. Also, some cancer patient partners are not very sexually motivated anymore for a number of reasons including frustration from erectile dysfunction. Leslie Schover, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Behavioral Science at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses her clinical trial called Counseling About Regaining Erections and Sexual Satisfaction (CAREss).

Dr Manish Kohli of Mayo Clinic discusses January 2010 Mayo Clinic Proceedings article on prostate cancer

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Dr. Manish Kohli of Mayo Clinic discusses his January 2010 Mayo Clinic Proceedings article (http://tinyurl.com/yk2avz4) on new developments in the medical management of prostate cancer.

Advances in Proton Therapy, Pencil Beam Technology Reach Patient Care

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In treating cancer, the pencil beam technology for proton therapy delivers a single, narrow proton beam (about a centimeter in diameter) that is magnetically swept across the tumor, depositing the radiation dose like a painter