United to End Cancer


MD Anderson and the Moon Shots Program

Making Cancer History®

MD Anderson has launched a comprehensive and ambitious effort called the Moon Shots Program. The goal is to dramatically reduce the incidence and mortality of cancer, so that the disease in all its forms is preventable, detectable, treatable and forgettable.

To reach our goal of ending cancer, we ask for your support. Your gift will enable us to move quickly in the fight against cancer, to pursue new ideas, develop new tests and treatments, and offer new hope to patients and their families. Please join us in Making Cancer History®.

The Moon Shots Program expands to cover 12 types of cancer.

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Research engines:
driving progress

Supporting the moon shots are 10 platforms designed to act on established knowledge and new disruptive technologies to dramatically reduce cancer deaths. The platforms, or research engines, provide an empowering infrastructure of expertise and technology to support the Moon Shots Program. From customized cellular therapies to the collection and analysis of massive data sets, these platforms are primed to deliver on the cutting edge of science and medicine.

Our research draws on the collective knowledge of hundreds of experts across MD Anderson, the nation and the world. Through our MD Anderson Cancer Network and the largest global network of centers united against cancer, we share what we learn to help patients everywhere.

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About Cancer

By 2030, annual cancer deaths are projected to rise to 13 million worldwide. That’s up from 8.2 million in 2012. And we all have an alarming personal risk of developing a malignancy in our lifetime. Now is the time to make rapid and substantial progress against this terrible disease. We need your help.

AML, Stories of Hope

Kenneth Woo is a three-time cancer survivor. He’s grateful to MD Anderson and the Moon Shots Program for giving him another chance at life with his wife and two daughters. Read and watch his story.

Research Update

Leslie Russell is back to doing what she loves — teaching reading to children and running triathlons — thanks to a new surgical protocol that improves survival for women with ovarian cancer. Read about Leslie and the Anderson Algorithm.