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Network features topics of interest to cancer patients, loved ones, caregivers and health care professionals. Topics include clinical trials, treatments, research, coping resources and patient profiles.

The promise of medical hypnosis

The use of hypnosis within the medical setting helps reduce anxiety, fear or pain, and helps manage other symptoms. It's racking up success stories as its use grows.


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Breast cancer patient a 'walking advertisement' for peer support

Eva Vega is determined to educate as many Spanish speakers as she can about cancer. Born in Mexico, she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, and knows how overwhelming the disease can be. 

Research briefs

Tumor cells that predict recurrence or survival in early stage breast cancer? More on that, as well as genetic change caused by UV exposure and a clinical tool that indicates which older women might benefit from radiation therapy. 

Doctor, Doctor: Focus on the cardiac catheterization lab

We talked to Jean-Bernard Durand, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Cardiology, about the benefits to patients of MD Anderson's state-of-the-art lab.

Moon shots program a 'giant leap' for patients

A decade from now, the success of this effort to ramp up scientific discoveries will be measured in reduced patient mortality and nothing less.

Bedside manners: Can empathic communication be taught?

As a psychiatrist treating cancer patients, Walter Baile, M.D., heard many stories from distraught patients about physicians who'd told them in blunt terms that further treatment would be futile. He decided to do something about it.

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