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BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

From unlocking the secrets of the tumor microenvironment to advancing new therapies to FDA approval, MD Anderson researchers are driven by a shared goal to end cancer. As some of the top minds in the world, their groundbreaking research is shaping the future of the field and transforming cancer care.  

These breakthroughs are possible because of MD Anderson’s unique research environment, which allows new insights to move...

Wen Jiang, M.D., Ph.D., at work in his lab

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Much like adenocarcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas can develop in many locations, including the skin, lungs and cervix. 

Unlike...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Chest pain, shortness of breath and a persistent cough can all be symptoms of lung cancer.

But they can also be signs of other conditions...

BY Molly Adams

Lung cancer can form in any part of the lungs. When lung tumors grow in the upper portion of the lung, above the first rib, they’re called Pancoast tumors, after Henry Pancoast, M.D., the radiologist who first described them in the early 1900s. They’re also sometimes referred to as superior sulcus tumors, based on the location where they’re found.

“Pancoast tumors are quite rare, accounting for only 3% to 5% of lung cancers,” says...

3D illustration of lungs and skeletal system

BY Julian Cavazos

Six years ago, Suzanne Singletary traveled to central Florida to spend Christmas with her family.

She had a small cough, so she stopped...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

NUT carcinoma is a rare cancer that starts in the lungs or sinuses. Less than 200 cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. But it might...

BY Molly Adams

Developed in the 1900s, photodynamic therapy uses light to kill cancer cells and spare healthy tissue. It can be used in a variety of cancer...

BY Heather Alexander

Beating a nicotine addiction is one of the toughest things a person can do, but it can be one of the best things for your health. Nicotine...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Roughly 85% of all lung cancer diagnoses are caused by smoking. But what does smoking actually do to your lungs? 

Does the lung...

BY Ronda Wendler

When you’re diagnosed with lung cancer, one of the most important things you’ll learn is your cancer’s stage. Staging is a way of describing...