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.
Gateway to Care is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that each resident of Houston/Harris County and the Texas Gulf Coast Region has access to affordable and accessible healthcare. Operating as a \"Collaborative” of nearly 190 member and affiliate organizations who work together to coordinate resources and streamline healthcare services in the local community, the Gateway to Care Collaborative is responsible for bringing in over $150 million in health care resources and improving the health lives of more than 150,000 individuals and families over the past decade.
2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs. We accomplish this through the work of our 25 Area Information Centers (AICs) across the state. 2-1-1 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine is a consortium made up of Baylor College of Medicine and its three primary teaching hospital affiliates - Ben Taub Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Texas Children\'s Hospital.
The Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor brings together all of the cancer-related activities from across these institutions under one umbrella, fast-tracking our efforts to prevent and ultimately cure cancer in all its forms.
Our goal is to provide exceptional patient care, outstanding education for students, and innovative research into the causes, prevention and treatment of cancer, and community outreach and education, especially to the underserved.
The liver has many important functions in the body. For example, it cleans toxins from the blood, makes bile that helps digest fat, makes substances that help blood clot, and makes, stores, and releases sugar for energy.