M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Texans Owner Bob McNair Given Clean Bill of Health After 10-Month Battle With Cancer

    As an NFL owner, Bob McNair's December of 2013 was about as tumultuous a football month as one could endure. With his team spiraling downward, losses piling up on a slide that would bottom out at a league-worst record of 2-14, McNair had no other choice but to fire longtime head coach Gary Kubiak a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    From Hair Balls to Rocks Off: Songs for Houston's White-Collar Criminals

    Houston has a strong job market. Many of those jobs are professional positions in a wide range of industries. Many of the people working in those jobs are creepy, sometimes even murderous criminals. Just because you've earned a PhD and a seven figure income doesn't mean you can't be wretched. All ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 23, 2013

    The Signature Sandwiches of Bocca Deli Are Fancier Than Usual

    Bocca Deli sits on the cusp of change while embracing the now of this north of downtown neighborhood.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    Dr. Richard Patt, Healer and Mainstay of Houston Blues Scene, Passes Away at 58

    Dr. Richard Patt, a former anaesthesiologist and longtime member of the Houston blues community, passed away early Sunday morning, according to a post by Houston Blues Society president Gail Singer on the HBS Facebook group. Rewind: Dr. Rick, Physician Turned Patient, Learns to Enjoy Every Sandwic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    The Draft Brings Philanthropy, Craft Beer and Fine Food to The East End

    Houston Beer Week buzz has been kind of a slow burn this year. With no balls-to-the-wall epic beer dinners like last year's Petrol Station vs. Hay Merchant battle planned for this year, one big event -- The Draft -- is promising to be Beer Week's heavy hitter. The Draft is this year's revamped and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Dr. Khaled Jabboury: Incredible Story of a Proven Cancer Doctor Getting Steamrolled by the Insurance Giants

    It's a Thursday afternoon and Dr. Khaled Jabboury greets a patient in the waiting room of his office at the West Houston Medical Center. The woman, though it's not immediately noticeable, is facing the toughest challenge of her life. As Dr. Jabboury has proven, she has come to the right place. For ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Eat Spaghetti, Help Houston Gay Leader Tim Brookover Fight Cancer

    Tim Brookover: Eat some spaghetti and help​Tim Brookover has been the editor of OutSmart magazine, a key staffer for city councilmember Sue Lovell, and is currently president of the Houston GLBT Community Center. He's also fighting cancer at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and racking up some di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    And Boom Goes the Prudential Building (Implosion VIDEO)

    It lasted almost 50 years, but that's too damn long for a Houston building. The Prudential Buidling, which a while back was imaginatively renamed the Houston Main Building, returned to dust Sunday through a planned implosion. It had been falling apart -- sinking one side at a time -- the M.D. Ande ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Iron Men: Five Rock 'n' Roll Cancer Survivors

    Sad news emerged today that heavy metal godfather Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma. It was a big shock for Black Sabbath fans, as the group's original lineup have a new album and a world tour planned for 2012. Though already counted among rock and roll's ultimate sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Surprise Beyonce Appearance Sends UH Into "Pandemonium"

    The University of Houston went into pandemonium this afternoon when a pregnant Beyoncé showed up to surprise her mother Tina Knowles during the latter's interview for the Living Archives of the school women's studies collection. Even U of H's administration had no idea Beyonce was going to show up ... More >>

  • News

    May 19, 2011
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    April 25, 2011

    Kata Robata Chefs Take Inaugural Kiss My Grits Throwdown Title

    Jason BargasLeft, Kata Robata. Right, Ouisie's.​Grits have been an integral part of my life since I could gum food. Naturally, I was eager to get my gums (and teef) on the grits concoctions at Thursday evening's Kiss My Grits Gulf Coast Throwdown. Young Texans Against Cancer cobbled together H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Imran Mynuddin: He's Not Stalking His Former Psychiatrist, He's Just Trying to Help

    Paris Hilton: Another overriding interest of this dude​It's only April, but thanks to KHOU, we became aware of a top contender for the Alleged Creep of the Year Award: Imran Mynuddin has been charged in Harris County on suspicion of stalking his former psychiatrist, who's now on the faculty of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Is All Hospital Food Bad?

    A meal from Vall Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, Spain: consomme, vol-au-vent of shellfish with prawns and a filet with mushrooms and potatoes.​That's the question posed by a Tumblr page called merely "Hospital Food," where patients are invited to submit photos of their hospital meals from acros ... More >>

  • Music

    December 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    M.D. Anderson Making Mice Babies WITHOUT MOTHERS. That's Gotta Be Gay, Right?

    Who needs Mommy?​Researchers at M.D. Anderson have created mice from two fathers, the Wall Street Journal reports. That has to be the gayest thing we've heard since sing-along Project Runway. Which we actually haven't heard of, but we can dream, right? The scientists "first engineered a fema ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Trevisio Touts a Texas-Sized Happy Hour

    Photo by bhamsandwichAll this and more can be yours...​A common complaint of Medical Center denizens -- whether they're in the area to work, to receive treatment or to visit someone in one of the maze-like hospitals -- is that there are very few decent places to eat and drink. (You thought we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    U.S. News & World Report Again Ranks Houston Hospitals Highly, But How Serious A Study Is It?

    Rankings based only on "reputation"?​Anyone familiar with U.S. News & World Report's annual hospital rankings knows that Houston facilities are repeat performers. The magazine's just-out 2010 list of the top 50 ranks M.D. Anderson as number one for cancer care; the Texas Heart Institute came i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Can Music Fight Cancer? MD Anderson's Celebration Singers Think So

    Earlier this year, we lost God himself Ronnie James Dio to cancer. Dio had been valiantly fighting the disease at Houston's own MD Anderson Cancer Center. Approximately 1,500 people in America die every day of cancer, but MD Anderson continues to find new avenues to help heal those afflicted, incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    ​The 6th annual Empty Bowls Houston event is tomorrow, Saturday, May 22. Wondering what this creative charity event is all about? It's simple: For a $25 donation, you'll get a straightforward lunch of soup, bread and water, but you'll also get to select a one-of-a-kind, handmade bowl donated b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Aftermath: The Black Eyed Peas Smell Like Entertainment At RodeoHouston

    Photos by Dave Rosales​ 7:56 p.m.: After puttering back and forth for 30 minutes, we're finally on a service elevator to get up to the press box. The elevator attendant says she just saw Fergie. She says she was "short and skinny." That's slightly different than how we would've described her. We p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Upcoming Events

    Jenny Wang and a bag of miracle berries ​The Berry Fairy is back in town! After taking her popular Miracle Berry Parties on the road, Jenny Wang is back in Houston for another series of the popular "flavor tripping" events. The term "flavor tripping" refers to the manner in which your tasteb ... More >>

  • News

    July 16, 2009

    Cover Me

    Kathern Cathey thought she had an insurance policy that would save her life. Not exactly.

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008
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    August 4, 2008

    All HISD Stuff Canceled Tomorrow

    The Houston school district has announced that nothing is happening tomorrow, thanks to Edouard. The bastard. The cancellation includes all athletic practices, band practices, 26 scheduled field trips, registration for fall classes and any other student activities at the Houston school district pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    Marvin Zindler, One Year Later

    Marvin Zindler died a year ago today. My wife and I happened to catch his final report under very weird circumstances. On a whim, we decided to take our daughter and check into the Hilton Americas downtown – do that tourist in your own hometown thing. (Hey, I Pricelined the room – it was about ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2008

    “Picture This!”

    Houston Center for Photography works with the Children’s Cancer Hospital at M.D. Anderson to produce an art exhibit that’s full of life

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2008

    “The Kid Collection: Selected Images from John Cleary’s Personal Collection”

    The Houston Center for Photography honors a friend with a look at some of his favorite photographs

  • News

    March 6, 2008
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    November 22, 2007

    No Highway in the Sky

    MFAH hosts the Movies Houstonians Love series with guest speaker Dr. John Lienhard

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    Prine Time

    A folk-country legend returns to the city that saved his life

  • Resolutions

    January 19, 2006
  • News

    May 19, 2005

    Westward Whoa!

    Stem cell restrictions could send Texas Medical Center researchers fleeing to California

  • News

    February 24, 2005

    Ill Will

    A parolee fights leukemia -- and the constraints of ankle monitors

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum

    Christmas is the weirdest time of the year. Who better to musically document the season than John Waters?

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2003

    Live Through This

    Where were you when Kennedy was shot? Nellie Connally was in the car with him

  • Music

    October 9, 2003

    Do You Know the Way to Balmorhea?

    Jesse Dayton and Lew Temple do. And now so does Hollywood.

  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Sexed Up

    Are women concocting harassment stories to avoid being fired for cause?

  • News

    April 3, 2003

    Critical Condition

    Expect the Iraq war to worsen the Medical Center's reduction in Arab patients

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    John Prine with Iris DeMent

    Friday, December 6

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Bayou City Body Snatchers

    How cold war fears fueled a hot market for Houston's human parts business.

  • News

    June 24, 1999

    Bye-bye, Baby, Bye-bye

    Another day care plans to close in the Texas Medical Center

  • Calendar

    September 17, 1998

    Night & Day

    September 17 - 23, 1998

  • News

    April 30, 1998

    Ill Treatment

    Dr. Carlos Fernandez is battling malpractice charges and his business associates at the Bellaire Cancer Treatment Center

  • Calendar

    July 10, 1997
  • News

    August 3, 1995
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    December 29, 1994
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    December 8, 1994
  • News

    December 1, 1994

    Hard Habit to Break

    M.D. Anderson just can't say no to research funding from the tobacco industry

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