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Family Matters provides patients and caregivers with news, tips and feature articles to keep them up to date on activities at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital.

'America the Funny'

Making people laugh is the inspiration behind 13-year-old Shelby Taylor's book, "America the Funny."


A Day at the Museum

During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, almost 300 pediatric cancer survivors and their caregivers, along with faculty and staff, gathered at the John P. McGovern Health and Medical Science Museum to honor the occasion. 

Support for the Children's Cancer Hospital

MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital counts on the kindness of others to support its programs for young patients.

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Making the Grade

On Feb. 17, patients at the Children's Cancer Hospital mark their 100th day of school. This traditional February celebration around the nation is extra special this year, because it's the 100th day of the hospital's newly accredited private school.

Dec My Room

Through the Dec My Room program, volunteers have made it their mission to transform hospital rooms into special places where patients and families can find a little extra strength and comfort.

Coordinators of Care

Mid-level providers, who are often seen as the "glue" or "go-between" for other medical staff, patients and caregivers, play a vital role at the Children's Cancer Hospital. To Laura Owens, the mother of a patient, they are "heroes, champions and friends."

Cancer Patients Should Get Organized

Janice Simon believes that cancer patients can, and should, get organized. Consolidating personal documents, health records and questions benefits patients and physicians by making appointments more efficient and productive.