UT MD Anderson announces accelerated plan to ultimately cure eight cancers

| September 19, 2012

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Moon Shots Program and cancers announced at press conference

Contact: DeDe DeStefano

Office: 713-792-06640664

Cell: 281-536-7967

ddestefano@mdanderson.org

Friday, Sept. 21

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

UT MD Anderson's South Campus

F. O'Neil "Neil" Griffin Conference and Education Center

7435 Fannin Street 

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will announce a major new initiative to significantly reduce cancer mortality in this decade, and ultimately achieve cure of several cancers in the years to follow. 

MD Anderson President Ron DePinho, M.D., will announce the first eight cancers chosen by a group of 25 external and internal reviewers. These initial cancers are part of a program dubbed the "Moon Shots Program," inspired by President John F. Kennedy's challenge 50 years ago this month that engaged the nation to put a man on the moon. With that same spirit, MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program brings together hundreds of cross-disciplinary teams of scientists, clinicians, nurses, educators and others – to lead a charge against the first selected cancers, or "moon shots," with more cancers to be selected in the future.  

*DePinho, moon shots leaders and patients will be available for interviews. (DePinho and patients will be available at 9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., as well as moon shots leaders at 11:00 a.m. Please contact DeDe by Thurs., Sept. 20 to arrange.)


Category: Pathology News

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