For almost 50 years the ALA Department of Texas has partnered with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UT Health Graduate School of BioMedical Sciences to present more than 135 Fellowship grants valued at almost $1.6 million to high-achieving doctoral students. This Texas unique program began even before that with an idea and vision after WWII to build a state-of-the-art cancer research hospital in Houston. With the help of amazing women like Myra Hester and Frances Goff, the idea of furnishing a nursing care unit has grown into an extremely successful fellowship program at MD Anderson the top ranked cancer care and research hospital. Members of the American Legion Family raise thousands of dollars each year to support this amazing partnership to fight against one of the most challenging medical conditions of our time.
Cancer Research Program Action Plan