MD Anderson, Community Health Network announce partnership to create fully integrated cancer program

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Indianapolis-based Community Health Network announced a partnership agreement to create Community Health Network MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

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Researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center have uncovered a functional role for KRAS mutations in pancreatic cancer and rapidly translated these findings into a novel therapeutic approach combining a KRAS G12D inhibitor with immune checkpoint inhibitors for early- and late-stage KRAS G12D-mutant pancreatic cancer. The combination therapy led to durable tumor elimination and significantly improved survival outcomes in preclinical models, leading to the launch of a phase I clinical trial.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center plans to expand its global oncology efforts in Mozambique and Brazil, including a new four-year agreement to broaden existing cancer prevention and treatment efforts with the Ministry of Health in Mozambique and a $5.1 million grant from NIH focused on cervical cancer prevention and treatment among women living with the human immunodeficiency virus.