December 2011 Archives

Help MD Anderson Land Charity Miles

The frequent flier programs for Continental and United are giving away 10 million charity miles, and you can help MD Anderson get a bigger share.

The merging airlines have chosen 45 charities to split the miles, and how many miles each charity gets depends on how many votes it receives online. MD Anderson has been in the top 10 for much of the voting period, which ends at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31.

To help increase the percentage of miles that MD Anderson receives, visit the 10 Million Charity Miles Giveaway site and cast your vote. You don't have to be a member of Continental's OnePass or United's MileagePlus programs.

Sir Richard Branson Interview to benefit MD Anderson

HOUSTON ― The 22nd annual A Conversation With a Living Legend® , in Dallas, benefiting The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, showcases Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, in an interview with broadcast journalist Miles O'Brien. Supported by Dallas-Fort Worth area business and community leaders, the luncheon, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Hilton Anatole, benefits research and patient care initiatives at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Andrews Distributing Company and AT&T are this year's event underwriters. Co-chairs are Stephanie and Hunter Hunt. Ana and Don Carty are honorary chairs.

Branson and O'Brien available for media questions at 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. press conference immediately following program. Contact MD Anderson staff below for details:

Sarah Watson |
Office: 713-745-6109
Victor Scott |

MD Anderson Alumnus receive discount on Cancer Care Series monographs

Members of the MD Anderson Alumni & Faculty Association receive a discount off of the list price on all monographs in the MD Anderson Cancer Care Series.

In each volume of the MD Anderson Cancer Care Series, the experts at MD Anderson Cancer Center describe their current standard approach to the treatment of patients with cancer.

Designed for the busy practitioner, this series offers an in-depth view of the current standard of care at MD Anderson, without extensive literature review or discussion of approaches not yet incorporated into routine clinical practice.

Each chapter ends with an up-to-date list of suggested readings and a list of "key practice points" highlighting the most important principles presented. These books offer a clear picture of how MD Anderson is successfully treating patients today.