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BY Meagan Raeke

In 2012, A few months after Nitin and Sharmila Vaidya celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Sharmila found a lump in her right breast.

“I was afraid I was going to lose her,” Nitin says. “It was the most scared I have been in my entire life.”

Eight years, two cancer diagnoses and one precancerous growth later, Nitin is grateful for his wife’s bravery and strength – and for MD Anderson’s expertise in breast cancer imaging...

Breast cancer survivor Sharmila Vaidya with her husband, Nitin

BY Meagan Raeke

This week, the American Cancer Society (ACS) released updated cervical cancer screening guidelines for individuals at average risk. They now...

BY Meagan Raeke

As our patients and caregivers know, cancer doesn’t stop for COVID-19. And that means you shouldn’t stop getting your cancer screenings either...

BY Meagan Raeke

During the past three years, you may have seen anti-smoking advertisements sponsored by the tobacco industry on television, in newspapers, on tobacco company websites and on cigarette product packaging. These “corrective statements” were mandated by U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler in a landmark case against major U.S. tobacco companies.

Our researchers are studying the impact of the ads on U.S. adult smokers. Last year, the...

No smoking sign on a post in a public space

BY Meagan Raeke

As we all face unprecedented changes and challenges brought by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, kindness matters more than ever....

BY Meagan Raeke

Joey Nelson has always loved the sun. “I sailed growing up,” he says. “Every Saturday we’d go and I’d get sunburned like crazy, not even thinking...

BY Meagan Raeke

Kylie Temple knew from a young age that she loved kids. As a NICU nurse in Mississippi, Kylie spends her days around infants, and in 2015,...

BY Meagan Raeke

How often does a brain tumor save your life? In Kellilyn Monar’s case, it may have done just that. She’d planned to be at the Route 91 Music...

BY Meagan Raeke

A new study has revived hope for the role of immunotherapy in treating glioblastoma, the most aggressive and deadly form of brain cancer in...

BY Meagan Raeke

Abbey Kaler’s earliest memories of MD Anderson aren’t exactly fond ones. It’s the place she returned to dozens of times for follow-up care...