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BY Jacqueline Mason

Last updated March 9, 2021

World leaders, celebrities and your neighbors are doubling up on their face masks to strengthen their protection against new COVID-19 variants. So, do you need to wear two face masks when you go out in public? What kind of mask is best? 

Here are answers to commonly asked questions on face masks.

Are two masks better than one to protect against COVID-19?

Research from the...

BY Jacqueline Mason

MD Anderson has one of the world’s largest populations of immunocompromised patients. From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, that meant...

BY Jacqueline Mason

Last updated March 30, 2020

Here are seven things cancer patients should know about coronaviruses, including the novel coronavirus...

BY Jacqueline Mason

Our Pedro Ramirez, M.D., caused a stir at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s annual meeting in March when he reported unexpected findings in his Phase III study comparing minimally invasive surgery to open surgery for early-stage cervical cancer.

The trial had stopped signing up new patients early, because patients who underwent minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic surgery for hysterectomy — rather than having open surgery...

Pedro Ramirez, M.D.

BY Jacqueline Mason

It was the real-life scenario physicians and pharmacists had feared.

A woman entered the ICU with a high fever and low white blood...

BY Jacqueline Mason

The first time Anthony Palmer assisted on an intradural spinal tumor surgery, the spinal nerves looked like fiber-optic cables, he thought...

BY Jacqueline Mason

Jeffrey Wefel, Ph.D., started out as a professional soccer player. But after an injury, he went on to study injuries of the brain, inspired...

BY Jacqueline Mason

Our doctors are dreamers. They dream of conquering cancer and adding meaningful years to our patients' lives. Our Investigational Pharmacy...

BY Jacqueline Mason

Infections can be dangerous to a cancer patient coming out of surgery or undergoing chemotherapy or radiation. So can the spread of infections...

BY Jacqueline Mason

When he's not in scrubs, Thomas Rahlfs, M.D., is apt to be wearing a Japanese hakama with a traditional katana at his side, reminiscent of...