The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ranks as one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education, and prevention. It is one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute. Since U.S. News & World Report began its annual Best Hospitals survey 25 years ago, MD Anderson has ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in cancer care every year.
Since 1944, about 800,000 patients have turned to MD Anderson for research-driven care provided through a multidisciplinary approach pioneered at the institution. MD Anderson invests more than $500 million a year in research and ranks first in the number of grants awarded and total amount of grant dollars from the National Cancer Institute.
More than 6,300 trainees take part in educational programs at MD Anderson each year. The institution awards bachelor’s degrees in seven allied health disciplines and, in collaboration with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, awards M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at The UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
MD Anderson was created by the Texas Legislature in 1941 as a component of The University of Texas System. From then through today, MD Anderson continues to set the standard in cancer prevention research and the translation of new knowledge into innovative, multidisciplinary care for patients, survivors, and people at average or elevated risk of developing cancer.
Name: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Location: Houston, TX