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BY Kelley Murfin

Ewing’s sarcoma is a rare cancer that can occur in the bones or soft tissues. It’s more common in children and teens than in adults, but it accounts for only around 1% of childhood cancer cases. Only about 30% of patients with Ewing’s sarcoma are over age 20, and the disease tends to be even more difficult to treat in these cases.

Although many patients with Ewing’s sarcoma are cured with traditional chemotherapy, there haven’t...

BY Kelley Murfin

Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a group of rare chronic blood cancers that are often challenging to treat,with few approved treatments...

BY Kelley Murfin

The tumor microenvironment is the ecosystem that surrounds a tumor inside the body. It includes immune cells, the extracellular matrix, blood...

BY Kelley Murfin

When surgeons removed a cancerous tumor called a liposarcoma from Dan Ratliff’s pelvis, they also removed an artery and vein in his leg that were blocking their access to the tumor. Dan lost a great deal of blood during the 16-hour surgery, and received 12 units of donated blood.

Each day, cancer patients at MD Anderson need about 200 units of red blood cells and 600 units of platelets. However, because schools have been closed...

Leukemia survivor Lindsay Butzer

BY Kelley Murfin

Since Robert Alvarado was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in 2014, his family has accompanied him to each appointment, from...