MD Anderson Cancer Center

Antiviral T Cells Safe And Effective For Treating Debilitating Complication Common After Stem Cell Transplants

Cell therapy may provide off-the-shelf treatment for cancer patients with BK virus-associated hemorrhagic cystitis  A Phase II trial led by researchers at found that BK virus (BKV)-specific T cells from healthy donors were safe and effective as an off-the-shelf therapy for BKV-associated hemorrhagic cystitis (BKV-HC), a painful complication common after allogeneic stem cell transplants for patients with leukemia or lymphoma. The study was published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Infusion of T cells targeting BKV resulted in rapid responses, […]

New Sequencing Approach Finds Triple-Negative Breast Cancers Continue Accumulating Genetic Changes During Tumor Growth

Nicholas Navin, Ph.D

Novel technique for single-cell single-molecule DNA sequencing enables faster, deeper study of chromosome evolution with possible clinical and research implications Overcoming previous technical challenges with single-cell DNA (scDNA) sequencing, a group led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has developed a novel method for scDNA sequencing at single-molecule resolution. This technique revealed for the first time that triple-negative breast cancers undergo continued genetic copy number changes after an initial burst of chromosome instability. The […]

MD Anderson Researchers Present Immunotherapy Advances At Society For Immunotherapy Of Cancer Annual Meeting

Highlights include positive clinical data from combination therapies in patients with melanoma and lung cancer Promising clinical results with combination treatments for patients with melanoma and lung cancer highlight immunotherapy advances being presented by researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center at The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) 35th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Pre-Conference Programs (SITC 2020). “The SITC Annual Meeting provides us the opportunity to learn about and share groundbreaking new discoveries in tumor immunology […]

MD Anderson’s Fifth Annual Boot Walk to End Cancer Goes Virtual Nov. 7

Supporters join mission to #EndCancer online and from the safety of their own neighborhoods The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will host the fifth annual Boot Walk to End Cancer® virtually on Saturday, Nov. 7. The virtual walk will take place online and in neighborhoods across the country in an effort to keep participants, their families and their communities safe and as part of MD Anderson’s commitment to prioritizing the health and safety of patients, workforce […]

Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Living Well Expo

Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Living Well Expo Saturday – May 20, 2017 1 pm – 5 pm The Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce Living Well Expo will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Parkway Fellowship Church located at 27043 FM 1093, Richmond, TX 77406. Title sponsors for this year’s event include MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Methodist West Hospital and Memorial Hermann. Come out and enjoy an […]