Mays Cancer Center Annual Report

What does the cancer journey look like? One depiction is a mosaic — a composite of the thousands of patients, family members and friends, caregivers, physicians, providers and researchers who have joined the battle to end cancer so that every cancer journey can become a survivor story. At the Mays Cancer Center, we strive every day to find new therapies, to increase the diversity of participants in our clinical trials and to expand rehabilitation opportunities to more patients, because we know that every cancer journey gives us all a reason to fight.

Story Highlights

Sukeshi Patel Arora, MD, Associate Professor; Leader of Gastrointestinal Oncology Program

The science of cancer

The Mays Cancer Center is advancing cancer care and awareness among diverse populations, increasing their participation in cancer research, leading the conversation about the need for health equity and pursuing partnerships and alliances to increase diversity in clinical trials.

Marcela Mazo Canola, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Breast Oncology

The intersection of research and practice

The Mays Cancer Center is testing new treatments to enhance and extend the life of patients with cancer and translating leading-edge research into new drugs and technology-assisted procedures that are improving patient health and recovery.

The provision of patient-centered care

The Mays Cancer Center is exploring holistic therapies and approaches in comprehensive evidence-based prevention, treatment and patient recovery, and expanding services and programs to address the specific needs of patients and family members at each stage of cancer care.

Leonel Rodriguez, Stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivor

Cancer Warrior: Leonel Rodriguez defies odds with clinical trial

Throughout his cancer journey, Leonel Rodriguez appreciated the Mays Cancer Center’s experts and the care teams who helped him along the way.

Yvonne Martinez, Triple-negative breast cancer survivor

Cancer Warrior: Yvonne Martinez beat breast cancer with self-determination

With the love of family and the care of her providers, Yvonne Martinez kept her faith throughout her struggle against triple-negative breast cancer.

Debra Hedgepeth, a senior registered nurse at the Mays Cancer Center, helps patients beat cancer.

Cancer Warrior: Debra Hedgepeth is fighting cancer every step of the way

For Debra Hedgepeth, a senior registered nurse at the Mays Cancer Center, helping patients beat cancer is a personal mission.

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