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BY Shanley Chien

In October 2021, radiation oncologist Caroline Chung, M.D., became MD Anderson’s first-ever chief data officer.

Her charge? To shape MD Anderson’s data strategy and lead its implementation from an operational and cultural perspective.

Chung joined MD Anderson in 2016 from Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada, to spearhead the safe and novel uses of MRI to further advance personalized treatment in Radiation...

Chief Data Officer Caroline Chung, M.D., stands in the hall at MD Anderson Cancer Center while wearing a white coat and her medical-grade face mask.

BY Shanley Chien

In March 2019, Shelly Busby began experiencing unusual vaginal bleeding. Frightened and concerned, she went to her OB/GYN for an examination...

BY Shanley Chien

For people who hope to have children of their own, a cancer diagnosis can derail those plans. However, thanks to oncofertility experts, who...

BY Shanley Chien

Could getting a COVID-19 vaccine affect the results of your mammogram or other diagnostic imaging exams?

Physicians at MD Anderson are seeing an uptick in mammograms and other diagnostic imaging exams showing potential findings that can be confused with cancer in patients who’ve recently received one of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.

This is due to a common side effect of the COVID-19 vaccines...

Purple and pink illustration showing a COVID-19, a vaccine, a question mark and a breast image

BY Shanley Chien

Since the discovery of KRAS gene mutations in 1983, researchers have worked to develop new therapies that target this protein when treating...

BY Shanley Chien

Nanomedicine is a quickly emerging area of study that uses nanoparticles for drug delivery, diagnoses and in vivo imaging. While nanomedicine...