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The Children's Cancer Hospital Newsletter is an educational resource for physicians interested in the treatment, research and prevention of pediatric cancers, produced twice each year from the Division of Pediatrics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Cover Story

Neurofibromatosis Patient Moves Ahead

Emily Parker hasn't let her disease slow her down. She plays an active role in her treatment decisions and is even the pedal partner for a cross-country cycling racer, who rides to benefit neurofibromatosis research conducted at MD Anderson.


Neurofibromatosis Q&A

NF can be a mysterious disease, but John Slopis, M.D., explains the basics and describes some of the research he's working on for clues about this genetic condition.

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Childhood Cancer Survivors Clinic

After your oncologist says you're cured, what comes next? Learn about 18-year-old Megan Evans, how she beat Ewing's sarcoma and how she's moving on with her life.

Features, continued

Pediatric Endocrine Tumor Program

Pediatric thyroid tumors are rare, but the clinic at the Children's Cancer Hospital is there to tackle this specialty.


Eat Right, Stay Fit, Live Longer

Pediatric patients learn that eating their fruits and veggies and getting exercise can be fun and give long-lasting results.



New MD Anderson President
Ronald DePinho takes the reins as MD Anderson president on Sept. 1.

New Faculty and Staff
Welcome to the new faculty and staff in the Children's Cancer Hospital.

Best Docs
Eleven faculty members are named to the "Best Doctors in America" list along with five associates in other divisions.

Teddy Bear Clinic
Pediatric patients turned the tables and brought teddy bears in for treatment.