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Your Impact

When you support MD Anderson Cancer Center, you ensure that our mission is carried out in the following key areas:

Patient Care

Your support of MD Anderson Cancer Center makes a tremendous difference in the lives of our patients. It has allowed us to focus exclusively on cancer for eight decades, providing the latest treatments and technologies to ensure the best possible care for each patient with every type of cancer, whether rare or common.

Thanks to generous donors like you, we also offer support and educational programs that help patients deal with the emotional and physical effects of their disease and prepare for healthier lives after treatment. Your contributions drive development of patient-centric programs like integrative and complementary therapies, counseling and support, educational resources, lifestyle change support and much more.

See how MD Anderson helped Alexa when she was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer and how her experience inspired her to pursue a career in medicine. 


One 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. Your investments in MD Anderson have enabled our researchers to pioneer countless medical advances over the years. Our patients benefit by receiving not only the best treatments to minimize or eliminate their cancer, but also the best chance at a high quality of life afterwards.

With your support, we will continue to study how cancer begins and responds to various treatments to help patients overcome disease and prevent recurrence.

See how MD Anderson’s leadership in clinical trials is accelerating the discoveries that impact patients today.


Prevention is a cornerstone of MD Anderson’s approach to eliminating cancer. Because of the generosity of supporters like you, we can offer a range of services to help our community learn how to reduce cancer risk and detect cancer early — when it’s most treatable. Our objective is to keep people in a state of health and wellness, preventing them from crossing the threshold to disease and requiring treatment. To help us meet this goal, we have built one of the largest and most developed cancer prevention programs in the nation.

See how MD Anderson is advancing the fields of cancer prevention and population sciences and eliminating health disparities in cancer through multidisciplinary programs in research, patient care education and cancer control. 


Your investment in our mission to eliminate cancer not only supports research-driven cancer care, it also fuels comprehensive educational programs that enable the next generation to impact the mission to end cancer. Because of donors like you, MD Anderson academic programs are competitive and comprehensive, offering educational opportunities from undergraduate degrees to advanced nursing education. 

In addition, your support allows MD Anderson to offer support services for our students, faculty and health care professionals, including development opportunities, a research library and publishing services. 

See how one of our many donor-supported fellowship programs offers innovative learning opportunities that prepare tomorrow’s oncology professionals to tackle the toughest challenges in cancer care.

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The Importance of Research

“I’m not a physician, but I understand that some of the problems they encounter are problems that I can study as a basic scientist. We wouldn’t be the number one cancer hospital without the underlying research that drives patient care. That collaboration is what keeps me here.”

— Guillermina (Gigi) Lozano, Ph.D.

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