BY Lauren Schoenemann

When Joseph Nates, M.D., joined MD Anderson's faculty in 2002, he discovered a high incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

By 2009, he and his team had brought its occurrence to zero.

In the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 90% of pneumonias occur while patients are ventilated. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) increases the length of hospitalization by an average of 23 days, with an associated cost per patient...

BY Lauren Schoenemann

A growing body of research has revealed that diet is thought to account for about 30% of cancers in Western countries.

Clare McKindley...

BY Lauren Schoenemann

Janice Simon believes that cancer patients can, and should, get organized.

A project director in MD Anderson's Department of Faculty...

BY Lauren Schoenemann

Jennifer Dunmoyer lived the first 34 years of her life feeling invincible -- until she was diagnosed with cancer.

"I have always been very healthy," she says. "I never took any medications. I was young, strong and vital and had a deep faith in God."

"Cancer shook everything I ever believed to the very core."

In July 2010, Dunmoyer learned that she had small cell cervical cancer...