BY Sarah Roder

I used to joke that I came to MD Anderson by mistake, because when I graduated from nursing school, I missed all the deadlines at the other major Houston hospitals to apply for positions. But five years later, my older brother was diagnosed with kidney cancer. And suddenly, I knew it wasn’t an accident.

I never would have been able to take care of my brother and advocate for him the way I did before he died if I hadn’t worked at...

MD Anderson nurse Sarah Roder