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BY Meagan Raeke

When Tim Hardesty walks the MD Anderson skybridge in short sleeves, he’s frequently stopped by employees and patients alike who notice the striking tattoo on his right bicep. The word “cancer” with a red line drawn through the middle is a recognizable sight to those familiar with MD Anderson, but its meaning is clear enough to anyone.

“It sends a huge message with one simple graphic: we can end cancer,” says Tim, who decided to...

Tonsil cancer survivor Tim Hardesty flexes his arm to show his cancer strikethrough tattoo

BY Meagan Raeke

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a type of imaging test that’s used to diagnose cancer and monitor tumor growth.

“MRI is an excellent...

BY Meagan Raeke

Pancreatic cancer only accounts for about 3% of cancers diagnosed in the U.S. each year, but it is the third most common cause of cancer-related...

BY Meagan Raeke

Your body is home to trillions of microbes. These bacteria, viruses, fungi and other organisms impact everything from how you process food to your immune system response. They outnumber our human cells but mostly live in harmony. One of the most studied communities of microbes is the one that lives in our gastrointestinal tract — the gut microbiome.

MD Anderson surgical oncologist and researcher Jennifer Wargo, M.D., is studying...

chalk sketch of the gut microbiome on a black background

BY Meagan Raeke

For patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with EGFR mutations, targeted therapy with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has...