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BY Cynthia DeMarco

When Arav Patil was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in the spring of 2019, his parents, Komal and Rahul, were dumbfounded.

“Neither of us has a history of cancer in our family,” says his mother, Komal. “And Arav was a healthy, 9-year-old boy who never got sick. It was a really big shock.”

By the time Arav was transferred to MD Anderson from another hospital, his parents had feared he might not survive long enough...

Leukemia survivor Arav Patil with his parents, Komal (right) and Rahul, who has his arms around Arav and Komal

BY Arav Patil

The happiest day of my life was the day my doctor told me I could stop chemotherapy because my leukemia was in remission.

BY Cynthia DeMarco

In some ways, 2005 was a challenging year for Carrington Marzett. The 15-year-old sophomore was still settling in after a recent move from...

BY Molly Adams

Leukemia is the most common childhood cancer, but it’s still considered rare with fewer than 5,000 cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. The most common diagnosis for pediatric leukemia patients is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), but acute myeloid leukemia (AML) also occurs in children.

These diseases start in the bone marrow, where new blood cells are made. “When leukemia starts to form, the bone marrow starts producing...

Branko Cuglievan, M.D., wearing his white coat, reaches out to fist bump with a childhood leukemia patient in the clinic while wearing his medical-grade face mask

BY Lori Baker

A picture is worth a thousand words, and Jordan Pietz is helping tell MD Anderson’s stories with his artistic talents and scientific knowledge...

BY Devon Carter

When chemotherapy alone isn’t successful in treating blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma in pediatric patients, a stem cell transplant...

BY Nancy Aguero

When Elijah “Eli” Delgado first started experiencing stomach pain, doctors told his mom, Leanne, it was most likely a gastrointestinal issue...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Andrew Jones was a rising star on The University of Texas men's basketball team in late 2017, when he started experiencing flu-like symptoms...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

CAR T-cell therapy is a new type of cancer treatment offered at MD Anderson through clinical trials and FDA-approved standard of care cell...

BY Nicholas Almanza

One of the first features you notice about Travis Arnold is his wide smile. And, Travis has every reason to beam. He graduated this past May...