|The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center|
|Place||Houston Texas, (US)|
|Affiliated University||Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston|
|See also||Hospitals in the United States|
The University of Texas M. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the This article describes policy-related systems For the article on hospital networks which are sometimes referred to as health care systems see Hospital network. A hospital is an institution for Health care providing treatment by specialised staff and equipment and often but not always providing for A hospital is an institution for Health care providing treatment by specialised staff and equipment and often but not always providing for A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects Baylor College of Medicine, located in Houston, Texas, USA, is one of the world's leading centers for Biomedical research and clinical care The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston was created by the UT System Board of Regents and supported by the Texas Legislature in 1972 Cancer (medical term Malignant Neoplasm) is a class of Diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled Lists of Hospitals for each US state: D. Anderson Cancer Center is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers established by the National Cancer Act of 1971. Cancer (medical term Malignant Neoplasm) is a class of Diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled The National Cancer Act of 1971, dubbed the " War on Cancer " is a United States federal law enacted in 1971. It is both a degree granting academic institution and a system of hospitals located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. The Texas Medical Center, with one of the highest densities of clinical facilities for patient care basic science and Translational research of any location is the largest
M. D. Anderson was created by an act of the Texas Legislature in 1941, making it a component of The University of Texas System. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The University of Texas System comprises fifteen Educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are for academy universities and six are Health Today, it is one of 39 Comprehensive Cancer Centers designated by the National Cancer Institute. NCI-designated Cancer Centers are a group of approximately 60 Cancer research institutions in the United States supported by the National Cancer Institute The National Cancer Institute (NCI is part of the United States Federal government's National Institutes of Health. The cancer center currently sees more than 79,000 patients per year and employs more than 16,000 people.
For four of the past six years, M. D. Anderson has ranked number one in cancer care in "America's Best Hospitals" survey published in U.S. News & World Report. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D A healthy rivalry exists between Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and M. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC is a Cancer treatment and research institution founded in 1884 as the New York Cancer Hospital. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous D. Anderson.
The cancer center is named after Monroe Dunaway Anderson, a banker and cotton trader from Jackson, Tennessee. A banker or bank is a Financial institution whose primary activity is to act as a payment agent for customers and to borrow and lend money Cotton is a soft staple Fibre that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant ( Gossypium sp Jackson is a city in Madison County, Tennessee, United States. He was a member of a business partnership with Will Clayton that, in the event of one of their deaths, would require a large amount of money lost to estate tax. Estate tax and Death duty redirect here Inheritance tax, estate tax and death duty are the names given to various taxes which In order to avoid this Anderson created the M. D. Anderson Foundation with an initial sum of $300,000. In 1939 after Anderson's death the foundation received $19 million. Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
In 1941 the Texas Legislature had appropriated $500,000 to build a cancer hospital and research center. Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Texas Legislature is the state legislature of the US state of Texas. The Anderson Foundation agreed to match funds with the state if the hospital were located in Houston in the Texas Medical Center (another project of the Anderson Foundation), and named after Anderson.
Using surplus World War II Army barracks, the hospital operated for 10 years from a converted residence and 46 beds leased in a Houston hospital before moving to its current location in 1954. Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar)
M. D. Anderson is focused on research on causes, treatments, and prevention of cancer, with the stated mission of "Making Cancer History. " In 2006 more than 11,000 patients were part of clinical research projects, making it the largest program of its kind in the United States. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
A component of The University of Texas System, M. The University of Texas System comprises fifteen Educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are for academy universities and six are Health D. Anderson Cancer Center advertises itself as a nonprofit structure, however recent for-profit agreements have caused some to question the motives of the center and its physicians    (see the award winning article "M. D. Anderson private venture raises questions"). 
The cancer center enjoys university status by providing fellowship, internship and residency opportunities to Ph. A postdoctoral fellow (colloquially " post-doc " is a temporary research position held by a person who has completed his or her doctoral studies An intern or stagiaire is one who works in a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training rather than merely employment making it similar to an Apprenticeship Residency is a stage of graduate medical training. A resident physician or resident is a person who has received a Medical degree ( MD D. s and medical professionals. Through its School of Health Sciences, the cancer center also offers undergraduate degrees in several allied health fields, including clinical laboratory science, cytogenetic technology, cytotechnology, diagnostic imaging, medical dosimetry, molecular genetic technology and radiation therapy. Radiation dosimetry is the calculation of the Absorbed dose in matter and tissue resulting from the exposure to Ionizing radiation. Radiation therapy (or radiotherapy) is the medical use of Ionizing radiation as part of Cancer treatment to control Malignant
M. D. Anderson is currently ranked as the #1 cancer hospital in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D  Additionally, the cancer center ranks first in the number of National Cancer Institute grants, and spent $410 million on research in 2006. The National Cancer Institute (NCI is part of the United States Federal government's National Institutes of Health. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The cancer center also received Magnet Nursing recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center even though some medical professionals feel this honor is undeserved. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC is the largest Nursing credentialing organization in the United States. 
Caring: By our words and actions, we create a caring environment for everyone.
We are sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers.
We are respectful and courteous to each other at all times.
We promote and reward teamwork and inclusiveness.
Integrity: We work together to merit the trust of our colleagues and those we serve.
We hold ourselves, and each other, accountable for practicing our values.
We communicate frequently, honestly and openly.
By our actions, we create an environment of trust.
Discovery: We embrace creativity and seek new knowledge.
We help each other to identify and solve problems.
We seek personal growth and enable others to do so.
We encourage learning, creativity and new ideas.
M. D. Anderson has had only three full-time presidents in its history:
The Executive Vice-president for Academic Affairs (Provost) is Dr. Raymond N. DuBois. 
The Executive Vice-president for Clinical Affairs is Dr. Thomas W. Burke. 
The Executive Vice-president for Finance is Mr. Leon J. Leach. 
The Vice-President for Clinical Research is Dr. Maurie Markman. 
The cancer center continues to grow, increasing in size by 50% in the last 10 years. The complex now includes a 512-bed inpatient hospital, clinical research building, outpatient clinic buildings, a faculty office building and a patient-family hotel in addition to many off-site labs for clinical and research use, with many other buildings under construction.
In 2000 M. D. Anderson officials inaugurated M. D. Anderson International-España , its first international affiliation and Spain's first multidisciplinary full-service cancer center. Located in Madrid, patients will have access to many of the clinical trials offered at M. D. Anderson.
M. D. Anderson International - España is a venture between MDA Holding Company, a Spanish investment consortium, and the M. D. Anderson Outreach Corporation, a health care organization created in 1989 to open and expand access to M. D. Anderson's internationally recognized standard of cancer care. Funding was provided by participants in Madrid. 
In return for assisting with the development and operation of the Madrid facility, M. D. Anderson Outreach Corporation has a small equity and share in profits. Neither M. D. Anderson Cancer Center nor M. D. Anderson Outreach Corporation has invested any actual dollars in the project.
M. D. Anderson also has two seats on the 10-member board of directors of MDA Holding Company. The two board seats have significant "reserve powers," which mandate that both representatives approve certain decisions such as those related to quality assurance.
In addition to funding M. D. Anderson International - España, MDA Holding Spain, S. A. will develop and market an insurance product that will guarantee treatment at M. D. Anderson International - España and in Houston. The product will target approximately 6 million people in Spain who have private insurance through their employers.
M. D. Anderson Services Corporation (formerly M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Outreach Corporation) was established in 1989 as a not-for-profit corporation to enhance revenues of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center by establishing joint ventures in selected markets, providing additional referrals to the institution, contracting for delivery of inpatient and out-patient management, utilizing existing U. T. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center reference laboratory services, and fostering additional philanthropy in distant areas. M. D. Anderson Services Corporation is managed by a Board of Directors. Three of the Directors, one of whom shall be a Regent and two of whom shall be administrative officers of The University of Texas System, may be appointed by the Board of Regents.
MDACC physicians also provide services at Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, part of the Harris County Hospital District. The Harris County Hospital District is a governmental entity with taxing authority that owns and operates three hospitals and numerous clinics throughout Harris County,