MD An­der­son's "Gi­ant leap for mankind"

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A year ago, when DePinho was named MD An­der­son's fourth pres­i­dent, he pro­posed the no­tion of a moon shot moment. "How can we en­vi­sion what's pos­si­ble to re­duce can­cer mor­tal­ity if we think boldly, adopt a more goal-ori­ented men­tal­ity, ig­nore the usual stric­tures on re­sources that en­cum­ber aca­demic re­search and use the break­through tech­nol­ogy avail­able to­day?" he asked. Re­sponse from the fac­ulty and staff took the form of ini­tial moon shot pro­pos­als that tar­geted sev­eral ma­jor can­cer types and in­volved large, in­te­grated MD An­der­son teams, some­times num­ber­ing in the hun­dreds. Frank McCormick, Ph.D., di­rec­tor of the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Fran­cisco Can­cer Cen­ter and pres­i­dent of the Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion for Can­cer Re­search, led

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