Oct 18, 2013, 4:45pm CDT A closer look at M.D. Anderson's new Moon Shots partner (Video)
During the past year, physicians and behavioral scientists served as resources for legislators as part of a coalition interest in a ban on tanning bed use by those under the age of 18. Texas became the fifth of six states to enact such a ban, with the legislation taking effect on Sept. 1.
Other highlights include:
The chronic lymphocytic leukemia Moon Shot will soon open a 200-patient clinical trial to test what officials call a "promising experimental drug," called ibrutinib.
The breast and ovarian cancer Moon Shot offers genetic testing to all women with triple-negative breast cancer or a certain type of ovarian cancer. A personalized surgical approach for certain patients has also been launched.
The acute myeloid/myelodysplastic syndrome Moon Shot is conducting research to understand how resistance to important drugs develops and how it might be overcome.
The lung cancer Moon Shot launched a therapy initiative that will identify new targets and drugs for a more effective therapy.
The prostate Moon Shot investigators have identified a subset of patients with treatable prostate cancers who are candidates for a study that aims to cure.