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Ellis Island Medal of Honor Presented to Ronald DePinho, M.D.

Ronald DePinho, M.D., professor of biology and former president, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is among the recipients of the 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO). The medal recognizes those who have made it their mission to share their wealth of knowledge, indomitable courage, …

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Joining Clinical Trials

To the Editor: Re “Minorities Face Extra Hurdles in Cancer Trials” (“Cell Wars” series, front page, Dec. 24): Here at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where about half of all patients participate in clinical trials, minority inclusion is a priority. And data from our diverse catchment area show that minority patients, in fact, have the highest …

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Marks 75 Years of Research to End Cancer

In November, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center celebrated its 75th anniversary with a week-long series of events that raised nearly $15 million to support its efforts in patient care and in the investigation and treatment of cancer. Housed on 16 million square feet in the city of Houston, the cancer center has …

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Reducing Drug Costs by Increasing Science-Driven Drug Discovery

For several years now, the American health-care system has been undergoing a transformation. Innovative ideas are being explored, new systems continue to be created, and millions of lives have been impacted. As health-care providers and research engines, academic institutions have an opportunity not only to push the frontiers of knowledge but also to test new …

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Missed Opportunity: What if we Raised the Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco Products

If you know a certain product has the ability to stunt your growth, cause cancer or even kill you, would you use it? The likely answer is no, yet 40 million Americans continue to smoke today. For the last 50 years, tobacco control efforts have saved an estimated eight million livesin the United States alone. …

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TMC Interview

Ronald A. DePinho, M.D., president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, sat down with Texas Medical Center Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Operating Officer William F. McKeon to look back on the influences that led him to medicine, and how passion and dedication drive the MD Anderson team in their …

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