https://www.childrensart.org Young cancer survivors whose art was selected for a 2015 Children's Art Project greeting card, calendar or other gift were recognized by their families, friends and MD Anderson employees at an event to celebrate their work.
MD Anderson Cancer Center's Children's Art Project began in 1973 with a volunteer's idea to create a holiday card from a child's artwork. Through the sale of merchandise featuring designs created by young cancer patients, the project has funded more than $31 million for important programs that touch pediatric patients and families -- giving hope, normalcy and a a promising future for young lives interrupted by cancer.
The Moon Shots Program is an unprecedented effort to dramatically accelerate the pace of converting scientific discoveries into clinical advances that reduce cancer deaths.
Speaking at a Sept. 21 news conference, President Ronald DePinho, M.D., said that a decade from now, the success of the new Moon Shots Program will be measured by patient mortality and nothing more.
The Moon Shots Program is bringing together sizable multidisciplinary groups of researchers and clinicians to mount comprehensive attacks on eight cancers initially. They are: Acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, melanoma, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and women's cancers - triple-negative breast and high-grade serous ovarian, which are linked at the molecular level.
"Hold on. Be strong. Can you feel it getting better?"
These words are the chorus of the original song "Hold On, " written and performed by Greg Lizee, Ph.D., associate professor in MD Anderson's Melanoma Medical Oncology department. The song's message is simple: Hope. It's about positivity, patience and faith -- faith that things will get better. You have to hold on through the bad times to reach the good.