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Family Matters is a quarterly online newsletter produced by MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital for patients and families facing childhood cancer.

Cover Story:

New Program Uses Creativity to Overcome Cancer

The new Arts in Medicine Program in the Children's Cancer Hospital combines artistic and writing skills and creative imaginations to help young patients identify themselves more as artists instead of cancer patients. More

Nurse and Cancer Survivor Gives Hope 

to Pediatric Patients

Nurse Anna Smith is able to understand some of the things her young patients are going through since she is a pediatric cancer survivor herself. More


Back to School

Students continue their education even when they are undergoing cancer treatment. Learn about the Children's Cancer Hospital school options and how patients are supported when they return to their home school. More

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Addressing End-of-Life Issues

The Children's Cancer Hospital has a new resource for families and caregivers facing end-of-life issues with their children. More


Tony Quinn Has Learned to Walk it Off

This is the story of an osteosarcoma survivor who practices his new normal as a college student with the same hopes and dreams of most young people his age — out of a wheelchair. More


We’re Going for a Sleigh Ride

Cody Wetzel survived Burkitt's lymphoma and is here to see his "Sleigh" artwork used once again as part of the Children's Art Project Holiday Collection. More


Splash Out Leukemia

Pediatric leukemia research will benefit from funds raised at a summer swim-a-thon organized by a survivor of the disease. More