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Cancer sucks. In 2016, an estimated 1,685,210 people will be diagnosed with some form of the disease. Statistically speaking, that means cancer touches all of us – after all, most of us know, or have known, someone who has suffered from it. Cancer is not biased by race, gender or age, nor is it hindered by country borders or time zones.

 

To fight back, we need all of the help we can get. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center – the number one center for cancer care in the US – is working around the clock to eradicate cancer for good. MD Anderson's Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, Melanie Wong, says that, "The best way to cure cancer is knowledge." As our healthcare system evolves and advances, that knowledge is increasing exponentially. That's a good thing, but, without a way to store, organize and share knowledge, much of it can become diluted, lost or duplicated.

 

MD Anderson has responded to that fragmentation by incorporating Jive's interactive intranet solution to connect its employees and researchers so that everyone in the organization is able to stay on the same page. In fact, one of the key benefits of using Jive is that a critical question only needs to be asked and answered once. By reducing overlapping information, researchers can spend their time building upon each others' work, putting them one step closer to their goal of ending cancer once and for all.

 

I think we can all agree that the faster cancer is eradicated, the better. For more information on MD Anderson's heroic pursuit, read Jive CEO Elisa Steele's article on Linkedin.

 

Thank you, MD Anderson, for all that you're doing to put an end to cancer!