MD Anderson Cancer Center, US - video
- 26 January
- Diagnosis & Treatment
At MD Anderson, we understand how hard it can be to choose a hospital for cancer treatment.
You’ve just received life-changing news, and now you have to decide how to handle it. Here are some of the reasons why MD Anderson is your best hope for cancer care.
ExpertiseWe focus exclusively on cancer and have seen cases of every kind. Our doctors treat more rare cancers in a single day than most physicians see in a lifetime. That means you receive expert care no matter your diagnosis. We're one of the largest cancer centers in the world. We've been working to eliminate cancer for more than seven decades. Our depth of experience contributes to every aspect of your care.
We have ranked as one of the top two hospitals in cancer care every year since U.S. News & World Report began its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey in 1990. Our physicians are frequently recognized as among the best in the nation by services including Best Doctors in America. We have more nurses per patient than many hospitals in the country, so you receive the utmost attention and quality care.
We're world-renowned for using and developing front-line diagnostic technology. That lets physicians pinpoint each patient’s unique cancer and tailor treatment for the best possible outcome.
Cutting-edge researchOne of our greatest strengths is our ability to translate today's most promising laboratory findings into tomorrow's new, more effective and less traumatic treatments.
We've pioneered countless medical advances over the years. Our patients benefit from that quest by receiving not only the best treatments to minimize or eliminate their cancer, but those treatments that will also give them the best chance at a high quality of life afterwards. New and innovative therapies generally are available at MD Anderson several years before they become standard in the community. Our clinical trials incorporate state-of-the-art patient care, while evaluating the most recent developments in cancer medicine. They also offer treatment opportunities for difficult or aggressive tumors.
MD Anderson ranks first in the number and amount of research grants awarded by the National Cancer Institute. By studying how cancer begins and responds to various treatments, we can help patients overcome disease and prevent recurrence.
Patient support and educationAt MD Anderson, there's more to cancer care than medications and therapies. As a comprehensive cancer center, we offer support and educational programs that help you deal with emotional and physical effects of your disease and prepare for a healthier life after treatment.
These include: Integrative and complementary therapies: We provide therapies that help relieve pain and stress while promoting a sense of calm and well-being. Among these are yoga classes, meditation sessions, oncology massage, acupuncture and music therapy. Read more about our integrative and complementary therapies.
Counseling and support: From social workers to support groups to setting up one-on-one connections between cancer patients and survivors, our support programs help patients and caregivers through diagnosis, treatment and beyond you through your diagnosis and treatment. Learn more about our counseling and support programs.
Educational resources: From our onsite patient education libraries to our online Knowledge Center, we help patients and caregivers understand and deal with their diagnosis and treatment.
Lifestyle change support: Living a healthier life can make treatment more effective and prevent recurrence once treatment has ended. Our services include nutrition counseling, exercise and physical activity consultations and tobacco cessation programs.
Our ModelThe Moon Shots Program™ tackles cancer in three ways: innovation, scale and collaboration. These are methods which work stronger together. MD Anderson has one of the largest patient bases and uses 10 research platforms to find patterns, evaluate treatments and predict outcomes.
We work for results — preventive education, first-of-a-kind clinical trials and personalized surgeries are just a few. Finally, the Moon Shots Program brings experts together in exciting and effective ways.
When we invite participation and apply interdisciplinary learnings and tools, we get even closer to ending cancer.
Moon Shots Program innovation, collaboration and scale pyramid
InnovationWe've changed the game with our fresh approach to organizing our resources to end cancer. Through this novel organizational paradigm, we are going beyond discovery, leading to new drugs, new ways to prevent cancer and new ways of sharing knowledge.
ScaleWe have more than 21,000 employees focused on one mission: to end cancer. Each year we treat more than 100,000 people, and we have more than 1,200 clinical trials open that yield significant results and extend our ability to execute. With our critical mass and global reach, we are poised to make an enormous impact on the lives of cancer patients and their families.
CollaborationWe believe in the power of collective, interdisciplinary thinking. That’s why we’ve pooled our resources to attack cancer as a unified force. This team-science mentality accelerates research efforts by taking a more agile approach to leveraging the right resources and infrastructure. Our strategic business alliances, Cancer Network and Sister Institution Network help us make a global impact.
MD Anderson offers diagnostic services in our Texas Medical Center and other community-based locations. Diagnostic imaging clinics offer blood draws and preventative screening. A sub-specialized radiologist with expertise on advanced imaging techniques is available at each location.
Texas Medical Center locationsMain Building
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday (CT and MRI patients' only): 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
Houston area locationsBellaire
6602 Mapleridge St.
Houston, TX 77081
Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
15021 Katy Fwy, #100
Houston, TX 77094
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
You're also welcome to call 1-844-507-2567.
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