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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.

MD Anderson New logo credit - F Carter SmithThere's no gray area when it comes to MD Anderson's mission. For almost 70 years, it's been all about eliminating cancer in Texas, the nation and the world.

It's a mission that's easily understood by the thousands of employees and volunteers who roll up their sleeves to work here each day, and by nearly 800,000 patients who have placed their trust in our hands since 1944.

Now, for only the fourth time in the institution's history, we're updating our logo.

The new logo integrates MD Anderson's distinctive tagline, Making Cancer History®, and the long-running cancer strike-through campaign, in which survivors tell their cancer stories and draw a red line through their cancer type to mark their triumph over the disease.

The intent of the mark? It's to make clear to all those who touch MD Anderson the commitment to the mission and the optimism of being on the cusp of major advances toward reaching it.

"Our dream is that five years from now when people anywhere see a red strike through cancer, they'll immediately associate it with MD Anderson and Making Cancer History," says John Mendelsohn, M.D., president of MD Anderson.

"We want to be the first choice for patients and their families, for talented faculty and staff, for donors and volunteers whose support is essential, and for students and trainees aspiring to be future leaders. With this new mark, we've told the world where we stand in the effort to end cancer, so that they can come and stand with us."

Learn more about the history of the MD Anderson Logo: Making Cancer History: The Evolution of a Powerful Idea

Read the News Release: New MD Anderson Logo Challenges Employees, Public to Aspire to a World Without Cancer


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