The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is a free-standing comprehensive cancer center within the University of Texas system. In 2011, the institution marked its 70th anniversary and it welcomed Ronald DePinho, M.D., as its fourth full-time president and PI of the CCSG. The mission of MD Anderson is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through outstanding integrated programs of patient care, research, education and prevention. MD Anderson is dedicated wholly to the study of cancer involving a continuum of basic, clinical and population-based investigation, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary translational research. During the last 5 years, the number of cancer center members has increased 14%, facilities including those under construction have increased 56% and new patients have increased to 34,000 annually. Annual citations in Web of Science have increased to 2507 in 2011 (16.5%), including 283 articles in journals with an impact factor >10, reflecting substantial contributions to cancer research. The total research budget increased 40% from $445 million to $624 million. NCI grant support has increased from $115M to $120M (3%) with the largest number of NCI grants for any center (>220), including 11 SPOREs and 13 P01s. Research Programs remain at 19 and support is requested for 16 shared resources. Since the last CCSG renewal, basic science has been strengthened substantially with recruitment of world class leaders in immunology, genomics, proteomics, drug discovery and cancer biology. Translational research has been enhanced and strategic planning implemented to accelerate reductions in cancer deaths in this decade, through MD Anderson's 'moon shot'efforts across the cancer care continuum focused on several major cancers. These planning efforts were made possible by the CCSG disease programs and their well-established multi-disciplinary interactions. Since the last renewal 21 new agents developed at MD Anderson have entered clinical trials, 8 additional agents are expected to enter clinical trials in the next year and 12 INDs were prepared by the cancer center. Clinical research has been strengthened with new leadership, further development of infrastructure and data bases, and emphasis on hypothesis driven, investigator initiated trials. Cancer is a global problem, and MD Anderson has built a network of 26 Sister Institutions in 19 countries to facilitate research and educational activities. Cancer prevention and survivorship is a priority for MD Anderson with an emphasis on molecular epidemiology, behavioral science, clinical cancer prevention and early detection research to reduce the burden of cancer within Texas and worldwide.
Support is requested for 16 shared resources that have facilitated and enhanced research productivity. Funds are also requested for Planning and Evaluation, Senior Leaders, Program Leaders and for Development to enhance faculty recruitment, to provide seed support for multi-investigator grants and to develop a limited number of new shared resources. This support will be critical for MD Anderson's efforts to Make Cancer History.
|Yedururi, Sireesha; Terpenning, Silanath; Gupta, Sanjay et al. (2017) Radiofrequency Ablation of Hepatic Tumor: Subjective Assessment of the Perilesional Vascular Network on Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography Before and After Ablation Can Reliably Predict the Risk of Local Recurrence. J Comput Assist Tomogr 41:607-613|
|Montalban-Bravo, G; Huang, X; Jabbour, E et al. (2017) A clinical trial for patients with acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndromes not eligible for standard clinical trials. Leukemia 31:318-324|
|Tadros, Audree B; Smith, Benjamin D; Shen, Yu et al. (2017) Ductal Carcinoma In Situ and Margins <2?mm: Contemporary Outcomes With Breast Conservation. Ann Surg :|
|Ikoma, Naruhiko; Raghav, Kanwal; Chang, George (2017) An Update on Randomized Clinical Trials in Metastatic Colorectal Carcinoma. Surg Oncol Clin N Am 26:667-687|
|Alhuraiji, Ahmad; Jain, Nitin (2017) Immunofluorescence staining with an antipromyelocytic leukemia antibody for a rapid diagnosis of acute promyelocytic leukemia. Hematol Oncol Stem Cell Ther 10:33-34|
|Lin, Heather Y; Bedrosian, Isabelle; Babiera, Gildy V et al. (2017) Using the National Cancer Data Base for quality evaluation to assess adherence to treatment guidelines for nonmetastatic inflammatory breast cancer. Cancer 123:2618-2625|
|Rozovski, Uri; Harris, David M; Li, Ping et al. (2017) Constitutive Phosphorylation of STAT3 by the CK2-BLNK-CD5 Complex. Mol Cancer Res 15:610-618|
|Masarova, Lucia; Kantarjian, Hagop; Garcia-Mannero, Guillermo et al. (2017) Harnessing the Immune System Against Leukemia: Monoclonal Antibodies and Checkpoint Strategies for AML. Adv Exp Med Biol 995:73-95|
|Palacios, Cristina; Daniel, Carrie R; Tirado-Gómez, Maribel et al. (2017) Dietary Patterns in Puerto Rican and Mexican-American Breast Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Study. J Immigr Minor Health 19:341-348|
|Gunther, Jillian R; Chadha, Awalpreet S; Shin, Ui Sup et al. (2017) Preoperative radiation dose escalation for rectal cancer using a concomitant boost strategy improves tumor downstaging without increasing toxicity: A matched-pair analysis. Adv Radiat Oncol 2:455-464|
Showing the most recent 10 out of 10289 publications