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

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They Walk the Walk

Patients and families in the Children's Cancer Hospital took advantage of the American Cancer Society’s Katy (Texas) Relay for Life to increase awareness of childhood cancer and to fund research for this disease.


Val Marshall: An Advocate for All Pediatric Cancer Patients

A parent of a patient in the Children's Cancer Hospital visited Washington, D.C., to advocate for pediatric cancer awareness during the CureSearch Children’s Cancer Awareness and Advocacy Day.

DePinho Sole Finalist for President

Ronald A. DePinho, M.D., from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will soon make Houston his home. This distinguished scientist will be only the fourth president in the history of MD Anderson.

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Opportunities for Cancer Patients After High School

Vocational counselors at the Children’s Cancer Hospital are here to help when a patient is wondering about opportunities available after high school.


Young Patient, Family Experience Shock 
of Childhood Melanoma

Sunscreen is very important, but it doesn't guarantee protection from a diagnosis of melanoma. 


Spring Has Sprung for Children’s Art Project

The Children’s Art Project has a new line of products – just in time to celebrate the season.


Paradise Right Setting for Transplant Experts

Nicole Rosipal reports about her experiences at the 2011 Blood and Marrow Transplantation Tandem Meetings.

Lessons From the Rodeo … Cows, Chickens, Pigs and More

Children's Cancer Hospital patient Jessica Weller writes about a field trip to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and even gives some facts about the animals she saw there.