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BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Sangeeta Goswami, M.D., Ph.D., always has been a “people person.” Her love of her patients and her colleagues has fueled her work in both the clinic and the lab. 

Goswami went to medical school in her home of Assam, located in the northeastern corner of India, because she wanted to serve people. As a medical student, she found it extremely fulfilling to treat patients, but she realized that treatment options were limited for...

Sangeeta Goswami, M.D., Ph.D., stands in her lab

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

NUT carcinoma is a rare cancer that starts in the lungs or sinuses. Less than 200 cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. But it might...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Rebekah Thibodeaux didn’t expect to see her daughter 13-year-old daughter, Lane, back in the saddle so soon. When Lane was diagnosed with...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Mazen Nadim wasn’t interested in robotic surgery to remove his adrenal tumor at first. No scar, no deal, the 15-year-old insisted. After all, if he had to travel across the world for a life-changing surgery, Mazen at the very least wanted a “cool” scar that would impress his friends.

But as Mazen began to learn more about how a robotic surgery could help him recover faster and get him back to playing water polo, he began to consider...

Mazen Nadim stands with his parents, along with Mary Austin, M.D., on the left. All are wearing medical-grade face masks.

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Tumor forms when cells start to multiply and produce an abnormal growth. Malignant cells can invade nearby tissue and spread to other parts...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Senior clinical dietitian Christie Siebel can empathize with her patients. With their pain following surgery. With their nausea after chemotherapy...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

More than half of cancer patients undergo surgery as a part of their cancer treatment. Just about every patient who has surgery will have...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

On a warm day in May 2018, Ashton and Charmayne Thomas swiftly booked a flight from Arizona to Houston. They dropped off their two eldest...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Careli Ann Garza’s colleagues consider her the heartbeat of Gladys Porter Early College High School. As the assistant principal, Careli can...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Months after his chondrosarcoma treatment at another hospital, Chuck Lichtman developed a life-altering hernia. It made it hard to move, sleep...