Turmeric may help against lupus, cancer and diabetes

Turmeric may help against lupus, cancer and diabetes

HOUSTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Turmeric, a spice used in curry and to give mustard its yellow color, is effective in trials involving cancer, depression and diabetes, U.S. researchers say.
Beau Biden undergoes 'successful procedure' at Houston cancer hospital

Beau Biden undergoes 'successful procedure' at Houston cancer hospital

HOUSTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Beau Biden, eldest son of Vice President Joe Biden, underwent a "successful procedure" at a Houston cancer center, the vice president's office said Wednesday.
Drug doesn't lengthen survival in some brain cancer patients

Drug doesn't lengthen survival in some brain cancer patients

CHICAGO, June 2 (UPI) -- The drug Avastin combined with chemotherapy and radiation failed to prolong survival in patients with newly diagnosed brain cancer, U.S. researchers say.

Early obesity linked to pancreatic cancer

HOUSTON, June 24 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they have linked obesity in early adulthood to having pancreatic cancer at an earlier age.

Drug may become new breast cancer therapy

HOUSTON, May 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. study shows Gefitinib, a once-promising drug for treating lung cancer, can enhance hormonal therapy for treating some metastatic breast cancers.

Researchers try to define 'fatigue' better

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 19 (UPI) -- Fatigue is a recognized symptom of cancer treatment, but the measurement of fatigue has been based on many different definitions, a U.S. researcher says.
High fat diet linked to prostate cancer

High fat diet linked to prostate cancer

HOUSTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Men who ate diets low in saturated fat after having the prostate removed to treat cancer had better survival rates, a U.S. study said.

Study: EGFR protects cancer cells

HOUSTON, May 6 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists say they've discovered a growth factor receptor long known to fuel cancer cell growth, also protects tumor cells.

Genetic map of a cancerous bladder created

HOUSTON, May 6 (UPI) -- U.S.-led cancer researchers have created a physical-genetic map depicting a cancerous bladder's molecular journey from normal cells to malignancy.
Take precautions against sun exposure

Take precautions against sun exposure

HOUSTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Spending time outdoors requires taking precautions against sun damage, a U.S. dermatology expert says.

More calories up pancreatic cancer risk

SAN DIEGO, April 16 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say mice fed less calories had sharply reduced development of pancreatic cancer.

Study: Obesity might cause some cancers

HOUSTON, April 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests calorie restrictions inhibit some cancers, while obesity fuels development of epithelial cancers.

Drug might become new leukemia treatment

SAN DIEGO, April 15 (UPI) -- U.S. medical scientists have produced a drug to treat a rare class of blood diseases called myeloproliferative disorders, including leukemia.

Gene variant linked with cancer, smoking

BALTIMORE, April 3 (UPI) -- A U.S.-British study has linked a gene variant with an increased risk of lung cancer, as well as increasing the likelihood that one will smoke.

Need to avoid breast cancer weight gain

HOUSTON, March 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. doctor says physicians need to pay close attention to weight gain in breast cancer patients.
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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (colloquially MD Anderson Cancer Center) is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers established by the National Cancer Act of 1971. It is both a degree-granting academic institution and a cancer treatment and research center located at the Texas Medical Center in Houston. For eight of the past 10 years, including 2011, MD Anderson has ranked No. 1 in cancer care in the "America's Best Hospitals" survey published in U.S. News & World Report.

MD Anderson was created by an act of the Texas Legislature in 1941, making it a part of The University of Texas System. Today it is one of 40 Comprehensive Cancer Centers designated by the National Cancer Institute. The cancer center provided care for about 105,000 patients in 2010 and employs more than 17,000 people.

The cancer center is named after Monroe Dunaway Anderson, a banker and cotton trader from Jackson, Tennessee. He was a member of a business partnership with his brother-in-law Will Clayton. Their company became the largest cotton company in the world. Anderson feared that, in the event of one of the partners' deaths, the company would lose a large amount of money to estate tax and be forced to dissolve. To avoid this, Anderson created the MD Anderson Foundation with an initial sum of $300,000. In 1939 after Anderson's death, the foundation received $19 million.

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