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BY Katrina Burton

Last year, Caroline Hysmith became a stem cell donor for her dad, Timothy. She was only 15 at the time.

As part of his leukemia treatment, Timothy participated in a clinical trial at MD Anderson that tested the use of stem cells from “half-matched” donors – those who match half of a patient’s tissue type. This type of transplant, called “haploidentical,” is performed when full matches cannot be found. Research has shown that half-match...

Father and daughter Timothy and Caroline Hysmith smiling

BY Katrina Burton

When 5-year old Kloe Ponce started having severe headaches and experiencing sensitivity to bright lights and sounds, her family never suspected...

BY Katrina Burton

MD Anderson is standing by a recommendation that women 40 years old and older receive annual mammograms, despite a recent study that raised...

BY Katrina Burton

With a steady decline in traditional cigarettes, tobacco companies are looking for new ways to get people addicted to smoking. 

Now, with the third largest U.S. tobacco company launching a massive campaign to promote electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, smoking may be on rise again. In fact, about 6% of adults have tried e-cigarettes, a number that has nearly doubled since 2010, says the Centers for Disease Control and...

BY Katrina Burton

Remember playing arcade and video games as a kid? Now, researchers are playing on kids' love for video games by creating interactive games...

BY Katrina Burton

Lung cancer is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, with more than 157,000 deaths reported last year, according...