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BY Arav Patil

The happiest day of my life was the day my doctor told me I could stop chemotherapy because my leukemia was in remission.

The second happiest day was when Houston Dynamo FC invited me and 10 other kids treated at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital to be honorary team members at their game against Sporting KC on Sept. 5, 2020.

I’m a huge soccer...

Arav Patil wearing Houston Dynamo FC gear, including orange sunglasses, a headband, a kit and a scarf, while standing against a blue background

BY Cynthia DeMarco

In some ways, 2005 was a challenging year for Carrington Marzett. The 15-year-old sophomore was still settling in after a recent move from...

BY Molly Adams

Leukemia is the most common childhood cancer, but it’s still considered rare with fewer than 5,000 cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year....

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.

Pietz works as a senior medical illustrator at MD Anderson, translating complicated scientific information into easy-to-understand drawings. He finds this job particularly meaningful after his own experience with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

“It was difficult on several...

Senior medical illustrator Jordan Pietz

BY Devon Carter

When chemotherapy alone isn’t successful in treating blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma in pediatric patients, a stem cell transplant...

BY Nancy Aguero

When Elijah “Eli” Delgado first started experiencing stomach pain, doctors told his mom, Leanne, it was most likely a gastrointestinal issue...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Andrew Jones was a rising star on The University of Texas men's basketball team in late 2017, when he started experiencing flu-like symptoms...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

CAR T-cell therapy is a new type of cancer treatment offered at MD Anderson through clinical trials and FDA-approved standard of care cell...

BY Nicholas Almanza

One of the first features you notice about Travis Arnold is his wide smile. And, Travis has every reason to beam. He graduated this past May...

BY MD Anderson

When Claudia Pichardo was a child, one of her many doctors told her she was a fighter, not a quitter.

“Ever since then, that’s been...