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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

If you need an omentectomy as a part of your cancer treatment, you probably have a lot of questions. 

To learn more about who needs...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Bloating, diarrhea and abdominal pain are three of the most common symptoms of ovarian cancer. They’re also some of the easiest to overlook...

BY Shannon LaDuke

When doctors diagnose a patient with ovarian cancer, a gynecologic oncologist will need to determine what stage it is. If you or a loved one has received an ovarian cancer diagnosis, you may be wondering what the cancer stage means – or what to expect when your doctor determines staging.

Here’s what to know.

Ovarian cancer stages are different from those of other cancer types

Stage refers to the size, location and...

Illustration of a diagram showing ovarian cancer

BY Mary Anne Marshall

During the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, my doctor told me that my inflammatory markers were sky high. She also was concerned about...

BY Heather Alexander

Moms-to-be get asked a lot of questions. How are you feeling? Have you picked a name yet? How long to go? And then the questions about the...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Ever logged into MyChart to check on some lab test results, then just stared blankly at the screen once you saw them? You’re not alone.&nbsp...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Senior clinical dietitian Christie Siebel can empathize with her patients. With their pain following surgery. With their nausea after chemotherapy...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

A hysterectomy is a common procedure used to treat gynecologic cancers, like ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and endometrial cancer, and other...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Careli Ann Garza’s colleagues consider her the heartbeat of Gladys Porter Early College High School. As the assistant principal, Careli can...