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

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Ski Trip for Disabled Pediatric Cancer Patients

For 29 years, pediatric patients from the 
MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital have taken ski trips to Park City, Utah and learned that they can conquer the mountains. The trip is rehabilitational, but also lots of fun for patients, family members and chaperones.

MD Anderson President Changing Roles

John Mendelsohn, M.D., president of MD Anderson, recently announced plans to relinquish his leadership position and return to a research-focused role.

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Elephant Grants Last Wish for Pediatric Cancer Patient

Aidan Immroth, who fought cancer from the time he was a toddler, used his artistic talent to focus on the positive. Near the end of his life, Aidan fulfilled a longtime goal, transferring his artistic creations from the pallette to an elephant named Krissy.

Shhhhh … It’s Quiet Time

Through a new program called Quiet Time, the inpatient unit of the Children's Cancer Hospital now takes two hour-long breaks in the day for some dedicated peace and quiet.

Holiday Treats and Holiday Sweets

Patients in the Children's Cancer Hospital celebrated the holidays with many special events and some sweet treats, too.

Research Moves Cancer Treatment Forward

Physicians and researchers from the Children's Cancer Hospital presented the findings at the the Annual Congress of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology.