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DePinho Intent on Changing the Stories We Tell

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DePinho.jpgRonald DePinho, M.D., has a mission -- to impact the human condition.

"All my science, all my efforts drive toward changing the stories we tell about our lives," he says. "That parents don't have to lose children, that grandmothers get to see their families grow up."

The fall issue of Conquest magazine features a package of stories about MD Anderson's new president. In addition to learning how he intends to bring science in line with the daily practice of medicine in the clinic, you can read about his research, his mentors, his wife, Lynda Chin, M.D., and his appearance on "The Colbert Report."

Other feature articles in this issue include:

Journey Into Reality
Texas Community Bus Rounds helps health care professionals learn how to identify complex issues faced by patients near the end of life.

A Quiet Crisis
Cancer is a disease of the aging, and our society is aging. Geriatricians are playing an increasingly critical role in the care of elders.

A Firm Foundation
Education forms the foundation for MD Anderson, where the latest teaching tool is generating excitement for instructors and students.

Largest-Ever Donation
A $150 million grant from the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation supports the pursuit of personalized cancer care.

Picture This: Blood Bank
Most people go through life never having to receive a blood transfusion. But the same can't be said for cancer patients.

Signs of Hope: Children's Art Project
For children diagnosed with cancer, powerful healing therapies don't always come in the form of surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. At MD Anderson, there's a program that relies on something entirely different -- art.

Moving Forward: Karissa Ma
October holds special meaning for Karissa Ma. She's celebrating her seventh wedding anniversary, the birth of her first child -- and that she is a six-year breast cancer survivor.

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