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BY Emma Letterman

Not long after my acute myeloid leukemia diagnosis in May 2019, my local oncologist said I’d probably need a stem cell transplant. At the time, I had no idea what that meant. But I knew that the hospital closest to me in small-town Missouri was not equipped to provide it.

My husband and I drove to another hospital located about three hours away to look into having it done there instead. But something about that place made us both...

Leukemia survivor Emma Letterman

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 Katrina Burton

Last year, Caroline Hysmith became a stem cell donor for her dad, Timothy. She was only 15 at the time.

As part of his leukemia treatment...

BY Stacy Sager

My dear husband, Craig, fought courageously, but lost his battle with acute myeloid leukemia in December 2016. It’s hard to believe it’s already been four years. It seems like just yesterday we were facing treatments and hospital visits together.

When Craig and I first learned of his cancer diagnosis in 2014, we were told that he needed to start treatment immediately. That didn’t give us much time to process his diagnosis, much...

Stacy and Craig Sager

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Discovering and developing new treatments for cancer is a difficult process with many obstacles. These challenges can slow the process of...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Most cancer patients and their caregivers will hear the word “immunocompromised” at some point.

But what does that actually mean? What...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Targeted therapies are designed to work against specific vulnerabilities in a cancer cell.

The targeted therapy drug venetoclax is...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Although a tumor may start from a single cancer cell, it can eventually become millions of cells with unique characteristics. This diversity...

BY Ciara Toth

When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic reached Houston earlier this year, I was already expecting it to affect my leukemia treatment...

BY David Dudak

When I got my second cancer diagnosis in early 2017, I was already going to MD Anderson regularly to see Dr. Alessandra Ferrajoli. I’d been...