Texas Medical center plans a massive war effort on fighting cancer

The University of Texas – MD Anderson Medical Cancer Center in Houston, which is popularly known as the Texas Medical center is launching a huge battle against eight specific forms of cancer. The efforts are similar to “moon shot” efforts carried out to push for space exploration some fifty years ago. The Texas Medical center is the nation’s largest medical center with one of the highest densities of clinical facilities for patient care, translational research and basic science.   The MD Anderson Medical center is expected to spend as much as $3 billion on the project over the next ten years.

The cancers that are being fought against are especially related to deadly forms of ovarian and breast cancer along with lung, melanoma, prostate, and two types of leukemia. The other type of cancer that has been targeted is the myelodysplastic syndrome which the “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Robert is afflicted with and he had a bone marrow transplant to treat it in this center on Thursday.

The main goal of the project is to find cures and lower deaths even though no overall standards have been set as individual projects for various cancers have particular objective. Dr. Ronald DePinho, President of the Cancer Center informed that the hospital is ready for the battle of the 21st century with many weapons needed like genetic information, more precise drugs that are already in place.

 

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