Event Date: October 15, 2011
CANCELLED - Ride for Life 2016:
June 4, 2016
Due to the current weather in Houston and with safe considerations, the 2016 Ride for Life is being cancelled.
Ride for Life, a police-escorted motorcycle ride, will take place on in June 4, 2016. The ride will start and end at Stubbs Harley-Davidson in Houston on Telephone Road. Please mark your calendar for this event. The start time (Kick Stands Up) is 10:00am with on-site registration starting at 9:00am.This event supports MyCancerConnection’s annual patient and caregiver conference held in September. The ride is one of many events commemorating National Cancer Survivor’s Day at MD Anderson. National Cancer Survivor’s Day is held annually on the first Sunday in June in hundreds of communities worldwide to celebrate survivors and their caregivers.
Understanding radiation sensitivity through genetic analysis in Glioblastoma and Central Nervous System Cancers:
When a cancer patient receives radiation as part of treatment, there can be significant effects upon their quality of life. This study is based on using genetic analysis to understand the relationship of radiation and possible genetic factors that could influence outcomes. Better understanding of the genetic factors that lead to patients being more or less sensitive to radiation will help improve treatment and thus the quality of life for the patients. The effects of radiation can lead to a decline in mental abilities and thus understanding possible genetic factors can help the medical team create a personalized cancer therapy to improve the quality of life, especially in brain tumor patients.
Principle Investigator: Erik P. Sulman, M.D., Ph.D., The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.