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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rankings.
MD Anderson was created by the Texas Legislature in 1941 as part of The University of Texas System. From then through today, MD Anderson continues to set the standard in cancer prevention research and the translation of new knowledge into innovative, multidisciplinary care for patients, survivors and people at average or elevated risk of developing cancer. Since 1944, more than 1.2 million patients have sought out MD Anderson’s expertise.
Cancer is the singular focus for MD Anderson’s workforce of more than 20,350 employees with over 1,700 full-time faculty scholars who lead the largest number of NCI-funded grant programs and clinical trials of any institution in the nation. A volunteer workforce composed of 1,099 onsite, trained volunteers and 2,034 off site myCancerConnection trained survivor volunteers contributed 117,993 hours of service in FY18.
Nearly 7,100 trainees take part in educational programs at MD Anderson each year. The institution’s School of Health Professions awards degrees in 10 bachelor’s programs and two master’s programs in allied health disciplines. In collaboration with the UT Health Science Center at Houston, MD Anderson awards M.S., Ph.D. and M.D. /Ph.D. degrees at the MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
At MD Anderson, crucial scientific knowledge gained in the laboratory is rapidly translated into clinical care. In FY18, MD Anderson invested almost $863 million in research, a 17% increase in the past five years. The multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer pioneered at MD Anderson brings together teams of experts across disciplines to collaborate on the best treatment plan for patients.
MD Anderson Cancer Center is spread over approximately 16MM square feet and 1,453 acres of land in Houston, Texas, Smithville, Texas and Bastrop County.
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