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Videos About the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

February 7, 2013

by Refel Rushing

I am a proud supporter of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, one of the premier cancer treatment and research facilities in the world. I contribute funds the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center on behalf of myself, my friends, and my family on an ongoing basis, and I wanted to take a few moments to share a little bit about the Center’s activities.

The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center treated over 96,000 individuals in 2009. Of those, over 11,000 took part in clinical trials or alternative therapies that have helped to develop new cancer treatments. The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has ranked number 1 in the nation for cancer care in 6 of the last 10 years, according to U.S. News and World Report. In addition, last year the institution provided over $260 million in charity care to Texans suffering from cancer.

The following video shows M.D. Anderson’s dedication to comprehensive patient care. The institution regularly brings in musical acts to perform for patients, and this video is a retrospective of a St. Patrick’s Day concert given in 2009:

Entertainment for Patients and Caregivers at M. D. Anderson Rotary House

As I mentioned above, a good number of the patients at M.D. Anderson participate in alternative or experimental treatments. The following video talks about the institution’s “laughter yoga” program, which has proven useful in helping patients cope with a cancer diagnosis:

Finally, here’s an interview with the President of M.D. Anderson, Dr. John Mendelsohn. Conducted in February 2009, this interview touches on the history of the institution, its research, and why patients come from around the world to receive treatment here: