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The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers established by the National Cancer Act of 1971. It is both a degree granting academic institution and a system of hospitals located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
M. D. Anderson was created by an act of the Texas Legislature in 1941, making it a component of The University of Texas System. Today, it is one of 39 Comprehensive Cancer Centers designated by the National Cancer Institute. The cancer center currently sees more than 79,000 patients per year and employs more than 16,000 people.
For four of the past six years, M. D. Anderson has ranked number one in cancer care in "America's Best Hospitals" survey published in U.S. News & World Report. A healthy rivalry exists between Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and M. D. Anderson.
The cancer center is named after Monroe Dunaway Anderson, a banker and cotton trader from Jackson, Tennessee. He was a member of a business partnership with Will Clayton that, in the event of one of their deaths, would require a large amount of money lost to estate tax. In order to avoid this Anderson created the M. D. Anderson Foundation with an initial sum of $300,000. In 1939 after Anderson's death the foundation received $19 million.
In 1941 the Texas Legislature had appropriated $500,000 to build a cancer hospital and research center. The Anderson Foundation agreed to match funds with the state if the hospital were located in Houston in the Texas Medical Center (another project of the Anderson Foundation), and named after Anderson.
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