BY Curtis Pettaway, M.D.

For anything you want to do, there’s got to be some inspiration. For me, it was the pain I felt when my mother died that prompted my career in medicine. I was only 10 at the time, and she died fairly young of something I felt she shouldn’t have — a ruptured appendix, most likely.

I made the decision to go into medicine based on that experience, because I wanted to prevent and relieve suffering when I grew up. But I also wanted...

Curtis Pettaway, M.D., performs urologic cancer surgery in the operating room while wearing a face mask and a headlamp.

BY Danielle Underferth

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic stretches on, the HPV vaccine may not seem like a priority for parents worried about keeping their...

BY MD Anderson Staff

Penile cancer is rare in the U.S., with only about 2,200 new cases diagnosed each year. But in many cases, men put off seeing a doctor until...

BY Katie Brooks

You’ve probably heard about MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program™. But what is it?

We asked Ernest Hawk, M.D., co-leader of the Colorectal Cancer Moon Shot™, to tell us about the program and how prevention plays a role.

Here’s what he told us.

What is MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program?

Our Moon Shots Program is about accelerating the translation of clinical and basic science discoveries into medical practice. This...

Cancerwise Blog Post: Learn how MD Anderson's Cancer Moon Shots Program is working to end cancer through cancer prevention

BY Linda Ryan

As a cervical cancer survivor, I have spent considerable time and energy trying to protect my children from cancer. I didn't want them to...