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What is RSS?

RSS is "Really Simple Syndication". It is a method that allows content providers to provide streams, or "feeds", of articles and easily update these articles. You can access these articles using Microsoft Outlook, RSS Readers, and many web browsers.

RSS Feeds allow you to easily stay updated since RSS readers automatically track and download the latest content for you.


RSS Feeds

Research Medical Library Feeds:

MD Anderson Cancer Center Feeds:


How to Subscribe to RSS Feeds

Microsoft Outlook

  1. On the Tools menu, click Account Settings.
  2. On the RSS Feeds tab, click New.
  3. In the New RSS Feed dialog box, type or press CTRL + V to paste the URL of the RSS Feed. For example: http://www3.mdanderson.org/library/rss/news.xml
  4. Click Add.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Go to Mail Folders and then All Mail Items and look for the icon. Your newly subscribed RSS Feed will be listed.

RSS Readers

  1. Click on the icon next to the corresponding feed you wish to view.
  2. When the page displays, copy the URL displayed in the address bar.
  3. Paste the URL into your RSS reader.

Popular, and free, RSS news readers:

RSS Readers

Many web browsers have built in support for viewing and subscribing to RSS Feeds. Some of the more popular ones include:


Terms of Use

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (“UTMDACC”) offers its RSS Feed(s) to you as a service (“RSS Service”) under the following Terms of Use, which shall govern your use of the RSS Service. These Terms of Use also include the terms and conditions set forth in the Legal Statements on UTMDACC’s website (including the posted Privacy Statement). By using this RSS Service, you agree to comply with all of the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms of Use.  If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please exit the RSS Service.

The Terms of Use may be changed by UTMDACC at any time. Please check this site and UTMDACC’s website frequently for updates.  All changes shall be effective immediately upon posting on UTMDACC’s website, RSS Feed(s), or other notice thereof.  Any use of the RSS Service by you after such posting or other notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by you of such changes.

Permitted Use of RSS Feed(s).

The RSS Service is a free service offered by UTMDACC for non-commercial, personal use only. Any other uses, including, without limitation, the incorporation of advertising into or the placement of advertising associated with or targeted towards the RSS Feed(s), are strictly prohibited. You agree to use the RSS Feed(s) for lawful purposes only.  You agree not to access, download, use or export the RSS Feed(s) in violation of U.S. Export laws or regulations, or in violation of any applicable local laws or regulations. You will not use the RSS Service in any manner which does not properly attribute UTMDACC as the source, nor will you attempt to pass off any content in the RSS Feed(s) as your own.  You must use the RSS Feed(s) as provided by UTMDACC, and you may not edit or modify the text, content or links supplied by UTMDACC.  

For web posting, reprint, transcript, licensing or other requests for permission to use the content of RSS Feed(s) or other UTMDACC material, please send your request in writing to Contact Webmaster.

Link to Content Pages.

The RSS Service may be used only with those platforms from which a functional link is made available that, when accessed, takes the viewer directly to the display of the full article on the UTMDACC website web page. You may not display the RSS Feed(s) in a manner suggesting that UTMDACC promotes or endorses any third party’s causes, ideas, websites, products or services.  You may not display the RSS Feed(s) in a manner that does not permit successful linking to, redirection to or delivery of the applicable UTMDACC website web page. You may not insert any intermediate page, splash page or other content between the UTMDACC link and the applicable UTMDACC website web page.  UTMDACC does not allow framing of its RSS Feed(s).

Copyright Ownership/Attribution.

RSS Feed(s) contain copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, which may include, without limitation, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound.  UTMDACC and/or the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System retain all ownership and other rights in the RSS Feed(s), and any and all UTMDACC logos and trademarks used in connection with the RSS Service. You may not modify, publish, transmit, display, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the RSS Feed(s), in whole or in part. You may download copyrighted material for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you include all attribution, copyright and other notices contained in the content and that you do not modify the content. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no other use, such as copying, reproduction, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material, will be permitted without the express permission of UTMDACC and the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.

Right to Discontinue Feeds.

UTMDACC reserves the right to discontinue providing the RSS Feed(s) at any time, to change any feature of its RSS Feed(s), and to require you to cease displaying, distributing or otherwise using the RSS Feed(s) for any reason including, without limitation, your violation of any provision of these Terms of Use.

No Medical Advice Given.

The RSS Service and the RSS Feed(s) are not intended to substitute for professional advice of any kind, and are provided for general health educational purposes only.  Nothing contained in the RSS Feed(s) is or should be considered, or used as a substitute for, professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding personal health or medical conditions.  Never disregard, avoid or delay seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on the RSS Service.  If you suspect that you have a medical problem or condition, please contact a qualified medical professional immediately.

Indemnification; Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability.

UTMDACC assumes no liability for any of your activities in connection with the RSS Service or for your use of the RSS Feed(s). You expressly agree that use of the RSS Service is at your sole risk. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless UTMDACC, The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System, The University of Texas System, and each of their respective Regents, officers, employees, students, agents, third party content providers, and licensors (“collectively “Indemnified Parties”) from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising, directly or indirectly, out of your use of or your inability to use the RSS Service.

THE RSS SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE RSS FEED(S) WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF ANY OF THE CONTENT OF THE RSS SERVICE.

IN NO EVENT WILL THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE RSS SERVICE. INDEMNIFIED PARTIES SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR MEDICAL DECISIONS OR ACTIONS TAKEN BASED ON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED.

THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ALL DAMAGES OR INJURY, INCLUDING THOSE CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

Trademarks.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ® is a trademark of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas System. All rights are reserved. All other trademarks appearing on the RSS Feed(s) are the property of their respective owners and may not be used without permission.

Miscellaneous.

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to its conflict of laws rules.  To the extent permissible by law, you agree that any dispute relating to the RSS Feed(s) shall be litigated in the Texas State Courts of Harris County, Texas (or, if there is exclusive federal jurisdiction, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas), and you hereby consent to the jurisdiction and venue of such courts.

Digital Millenium Copyright Act.

UTMDACC respects the rights of all copyright holders.  If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the following information to UTMDACC’s agent designated under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act to receive notice (“Copyright Agent”):

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party;
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

UTMDACC’s Copyright Agent, Steve Haydon, can be contacted at:

Steven R. Haydon
Legal Services Department
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
P.O. Box 301439
Houston, Texas, USA   77230-1439
Telephone: 713.745.6633
Fax:  713.745.6029

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