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BY Mark Zindler

I was a real sun-worshipper growing up, so I spent a lot of time at the beach. Galveston Island is only an hour away from my hometown of Houston. And I was in a surfing club as a teenager that went all up and down the Texas coast. Back then, sunscreen wasn’t really a thing. So, I got a lot of bad sunburns.

That didn’t become an issue until my early 40s. I developed a little itchy spot on the crown of my head. The dermatologist...

Stage IV melanoma survivor Mark Zindler

BY Stephanie Watson

I’m originally from Maine, but I’ve known for a long time that MD Anderson is the gold standard of cancer care. So, when I was diagnosed with...

BY Mark Zindler

I worked in broadcast TV news for more than 40 years before retiring last summer, so I’ve done a lot of stories about different hospitals....

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Layered on top of our genes is an additional set of information -- the epigenome, which is important for many cellular activities. Disruption of the epigenome is a major hallmark of cancer development. MD Anderson researcher Kunal Rai, Ph.D., is focused on better understanding the epigenome’s role in cancer.

Rai’s team has recently published studies in Cancer Cell and Cell Reports that report a key role for the epigenetic regulator...

BY Mark Zindler

In early 2019, I was almost seven years out from my original melanoma diagnosis. I’d been living cancer-free since having surgery and radiation...

BY Meagan Raeke

Your body is home to trillions of microbes. These bacteria, viruses, fungi and other organisms impact everything from how you process food...

BY Lainie Jones

I’ve been coming to MD Anderson for almost 11 years now, because I have a rare genetic condition called Li-Fraumeni Syndrome. It puts me at...

BY Brissa Castillo

For as long as I can remember, my mom has been a source of strength. She’s my comforter, advisor, mentor and role model.

But in 2017...

BY Beverly Morrison

I was diagnosed with early stage melanoma last summer. And my husband, Dennis, was diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin lymphoma this past...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

More than 2 million Americans will learn they have some form of skin cancer this year. It’s the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer in...