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Cancer Cluster: Life at M. D. Anderson
A snapshot of life at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, the world's largest cancer hospital, was the focus of a poignant, in-depth look on the front page of The New York Times this weekend as part of their "Forty Years' War" series on the struggle to defeat cancer. M. D. Anderson, with 90,000 patients seen every year, is a front line in this war. Aside from brief mentions of architecture—the soaring lobby, the endless maze-like color coded hallways, the lounge set aside for patients between age 15 and 30—the article is a study of the people of M. D. Anderson, both doctors and patients (and in two profiled cases, a doctor and nurse who became patients) in their fight against, and life with, cancer. The stories are both familiar and new; and a reminder of the importance of M. D. Anderson in both our community and the world.