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BY KirstiAnn Clifford

If you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19, you may be thinking about getting an antibody test to see if the vaccine “worked.” Or, if you donate blood at MD Anderson Blood Bank or elsewhere, you may get back your antibody test results after you donate blood.

Antibody testing identifies individuals who may have developed an immune response after infection with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 disease.

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Illustration of SARS-CoV2, the coronavirus responsive for COVID-19, with antibodies

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

The last 10 months have been the most challenging of Patricia Galvin’s 30-plus year nursing career.

On Dec. 15, she became the second...

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

Last updated Jan. 21, 2021

Over his 27-year career at MD Anderson, Steven Sherman, M.D., chair of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal...

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President Carol Porter, D.N.P., formed her first impressions of MD Anderson as a Magnet appraiser in 2010.

“Before the visit, I read through MD Anderson’s application, which was several thousand pages, and I remember thinking, ‘this is amazing – it can’t be real,’” Porter recalls. Over her five-day survey, she witnessed the interdisciplinary teamwork, leading professional practices and evidence-based...

Charge nurse Rachel Chandy cheers upon learning about MD Anderson's fifth nursing Magnet designation

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

Patient Care Technician Raymond Alex Jr., is known in MD Anderson’s Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and around the hospital for sharing inspirational...

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

It takes more than Band-Aids with cartoon characters to put children receiving cancer treatment at ease, but Leo Flores knows how.

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BY KirstiAnn Clifford

A patient writes, “The Astros will win the World Series next year,” in bold print as Jaquelin Velasquez watches. The clinical nurse in Lymphoma...