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BY Cynthia DeMarco

The past year challenged and changed all of us at MD Anderson. It changed the way we work, the ways we connect and, in some cases, it even changed the work we do. What hasn’t changed is our drive to end cancer, and our commitment to our patients and their families, our community and each other.

Each of our 22,000 employees has a story about how their work changed this past year – sometimes...

Chief Infection Control Officer Roy Chemaly, M.D., wears a medical-grade face mask in close-up portrait

BY Deborah Schroeder

I started using cigarettes in the early 1970s, when I was just 16. I smoked a pack a day for more than 35 years. I didn’t quit until my granddaughter...

BY Meagan Raeke

During the past three years, you may have seen anti-smoking advertisements sponsored by the tobacco industry on television, in newspapers,...

BY Sam Susser

I first became aware of MD Anderson when my dear friend, James Ragan, of blessed memory, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at the age of 13. James and his family lived two doors down from us in Corpus Christi, and I watched them battle osteosarcoma with a bravery and optimism that is simply indescribable. Through James and his parents, I began to learn of the extraordinarily impactful research and clinical care provided at MD Anderson....

Tobacco 21 legislation supporter Sam Susser and his family

BY Devon Carter

Anesthesia is used to make you emotionally and physically comfortable during surgery. It can relieve anxiety, block pain and, in some cases...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Each year, more than 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. And though it most often occurs in women over age 40, younger women...

BY Tanner Touchstone

I started smoking when I was 17 years old. Nearly two decades later, at 36, my smoking addiction had taken ownership of my life, and I hated...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

The single greatest step you can take to protecting your health is to quit using tobacco. Tobacco is responsible for one-third of all cancers...

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...

BY Kellie Bramlet

Spiral CT lung cancer screening can help save lives. Current smokers (or former smokers who quit in the past 15 years) and those who smoke...