7 hrs ago
Trial on for doc accused of poisoning lover's coffee
It's a storyline fit for a Lifetime movie: Two oncologists at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center were involved in an intimate relationship that soured in January 2013 when police say Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo poisoned her lover's coffee. Trial began Monday morning for Gonzalez-Angulo, who is accused of lacing Dr. George Blumenschein's black coffee with ethylene glycol, a chemical found in antifreeze.
11 hrs ago
Noted Radiation Oncology Expert to Join MD Anderson
Stephen Hahn, M.D., an international leader in the field of radiation oncology has been named as the division head of radiation oncology and chair of the department of radiation oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center . He joins MD Anderson on Jan. 1. Hahn comes to MD Anderson from the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, where he has served as the Henry K. Pancoast Professor and Chair, department of radiation oncology, since 2005.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
St. Augustine Record
Jazz-funk pioneer Joe Sample dies
File- This July 2, 2006, file photo shows jazz pianist Joe Sample performing during the special event "Hommage to Nesuhi Ertegun" of the 40th Montreux Jazz Festival at the Stravinski hall in Montreux, Switzerland. Sample, a founding member of the genre-crossing Jazz Crusaders who helped pioneer the electronic jazz-funk fusion style, has died at age 75. His manager, Patrick Rains, said Saturday, Sept.
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The Mississippi Press
U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee looks more than capable of continuing his service
One bright spot during the visitation and funeral of Mississippi State University radio broadcaster Jack Cristil was the opportunity to see and talk with my old college classmate and friend, U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo. Nunnelee, the Republican former state legislator who is seeking his third term in Congress, has traveled a hard road since our last visit back in March, when my wife and I met Alan and his wife, Torie, for a hamburger after work on a Friday night.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Houston jazz musician Joe Sample passes away
Houston jazz musician Joe Sample died Friday night at the MD Anderson Cancer Center after a bout with lung cancer. He was 75 Sample studied piano at Texas Southern University before starting his group The Jazz Crusaders in the early '70s.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Health Data Management
Early-Stage Breast Cancer Treatment Disparities Still Exist
Here are the 10 states with the highest uninsured rates in the aftermath of health care reform implementation, according to WalletHub. 10 States With The Highest Uninsured Rates Post-ACA : While the uninsured rate has dropped to a record low of 13.4% nationwide, according to Gallup figures, rates differ dramatically across states.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Jury selected for Texas doctor charged with poisoning lover's coffee
A jury was selected on Thursday in the trial of a breast cancer physician accused of spiking two cups coffee for her lover, a cancer researcher, with a compound commonly found in antifreeze. The trial of Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, a 43-year-old oncologist with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is expected to begin on Monday.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
MD Anderson Department Chair Richard E. Champlin, M.D. Joins...
Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative targeted payload immunotherapeutics for the treatment of advanced cancers, today announced the addition of Richard E. Champlin, M.D. of MD Anderson Cancer Center to its Scientific Advisory Board for Iomab-B, the Company's lead radioimmunotherapy asset which is preparing to enter a Phase III pivotal trial. MD Anderson is one of the world's most respected centers devoted exclusively to patient care, research, education and prevention.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Medical News Today
Study finds that disparities persist in early-stage breast cancer treatment
Despite its acceptance as standard of care for early stage breast cancer almost 25 years ago, barriers still exist that preclude patients from receiving breast conserving therapy , with some still opting for a mastectomy, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study, presented at the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium, finds that those barriers that still exist are socio-economic, rather than medically-influenced.
Medical News Today
Survival benefit of breast conserving therapy compared to mastectomy...
When factoring in what is now known about breast cancer biology and heterogeneity, breast conserving therapy may offer a greater survival benefit over mastectomy to women with early stage, hormone-receptor positive disease, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study findings defy the conventional belief that the two treatment interventions offer equal survival, and show the need to revisit some standards of breast cancer practice in the modern era.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
The Family Badge
Doctor Accused of Poisoning Colleague Claims She's Killed Before [WATCH]
Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, a breast cancer oncologist at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is accused of poisoning Dr. George Blumenschein, a cancer specialist also at M.D. Anderson. She allegedly used ethylene glycol, a substance used in antifreeze-to lace his coffee last year.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
On the Move: Newcomers enjoy quality of life in The Woodlands
A little more than three years ago, ExxonMobil announced that it would be consolidating its Houston offices to a new campus just north of The Woodlands. Since that time, The Woodlands has experienced substantial growth and continues to linger in the spotlight as a top destination for newcomers moving to the Houston area.
My cancer worse than your cancer?
Editor's note: Geraldine Moriba is a CNN executive producer of program development and vice president of diversity and inclusion. She is also a filmmaker and co-directing the documentary "Until 20," which is raising funds for the film's final production stages on Kickstarter .
Breast-Conserving Therapy Shows Survival Benefit Compared With Mastectomy in Early-Stage Patients
When factoring in what is now known about breast cancer biology and heterogeneity, breast-conserving therapy may offer a greater survival benefit over mastectomy to women with early-stage, hormone receptor -positive disease, according to researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study findings defy the conventional belief that the two treatment interventions offer equal survival, and show the need to revisit some standards of breast cancer practice in the modern era.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Disparities persist in early-stage breast cancer treatment, MD Anderson study finds
Despite its acceptance as standard of care for early stage breast cancer almost 25 years ago, barriers still exist that preclude patients from receiving breast conserving therapy , with some still opting for a mastectomy, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study, to be presented at the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium, finds that those barriers that still exist are socio-economic, rather than medically-influenced.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Fort Bend Star
Sugar Land breast cancer support group "Breast Friends" to meet Sept. 9
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Sugar Land sponsors the Breast Friends Focus and Support Group for Fort Bend and surrounding communities.
Genetic 'hotspot' linked to endometrial cancer aggressiveness
Parents of twins often tell them apart through subtle differences such as facial expression, moles, voice tone and gait.
Seizures and sudden death: When SUMO 'wrestles' potassium channels
A gene crucial for brain and heart development may also be associated with sudden unexplained death in epilepsy , the most common cause of early mortality in epilepsy patients.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Teen Diagnosed With Cancer Looks for Cure
Lauren Bendesky was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at 14, and now the aspiring pediatric oncologist is researching treatment options for the same type of cancer during her internship at Texas Medical Center.