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New Book Chronicles the Journeys of Women Physicians and Scientists to the Front Lines of Fighting Cancer
Date:3/20/2009

y," says Travis. "I hope it serves as a source of inspiration for young women dreaming of careers in science and medicine - and as a reminder to those women and men who are mentoring the next generation."

Mendelsohn also credited the women's "innate tenacity to succeed," commending Travis and the faculty women for their efforts to make M. D. Anderson a top destination for women physicians and scientists. "We are proud to be the home of so many remarkable women physicians and scientists who continue to be leaders in cancer patient care, research, education and prevention."

Through its Women Faculty Programs, M. D. Anderson promotes workplace initiatives for women physicians and scientists, such as creating a better work-life environment; nominating women faculty for prizes and awards; increasing the number of women leaders; providing career development and mentoring programs; reviewing faculty salaries annually; hosting women physicians and scientists to give scientific and women-in-science talks; promoting institution-wide gender-balanced participation; and reviewing status of women faculty annually.

Offering the book's final note, Raymond N. Dubois, M.D., Ph.D., provost and executive vice president of M. D. Anderson, said, "We must discard past gender stereotypes and do everything possible to attract, train and support the best and brightest minds to meet the challenges of conquering such relentless and stubborn problems as cancer. Future generations are counting on all of us."

Legends and Legacies features personal photographs, capturing the women as children and teens, with their families, at work and at play alongside the essays. Legends and Legacies (ISBN: 978-0-9753878-1-8) is available in hardcover for $24.99 and can be purchased securely online at www.Amazon.com.

In Houston, the book can be purchased at: Half Price Books (Ri
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SOURCE The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
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