About Us


MD Anderson Cancer Network was created to advance The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s mission of eliminating cancer by collaborating with hospitals and health systems to provide the highest-quality and most advanced cancer care to patients in the communities where they live.


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world’s most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It is located in central Houston in the Texas Medical Center.  MD Anderson was created in 1941 as part of The University of Texas System. The institution is one of the nation’s original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Act of 1971 and is one of 45 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers today. U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Hospitals" survey has ranked MD Anderson as one of the nation’s top two hospitals for cancer care every year since the survey began in 1990.


The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


We shall be the premier cancer center in the world, based on the excellence of our people, our research-driven patient care and our science. We are Making Cancer History. 


MD Anderson: Quick Facts 

Created: 1941

Patients: More than 977,000 patients treated

Ranking: No. 1 in cancer care, America’s Best Hospitals, U.S. News and World Report (ranked in the top two every two years since 1990)

Faculty & employees: 21,000+

Volunteers: 1,000+

Trainees: 6,300+

Average number of operating beds: 654

Research grants: No. 1 in grant dollars from the National Cancer Institute

Active clinical research protocols: 1,100+ (8,000+ patient registrants)