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BY Matthew Saunders

After a series of nosebleeds in 2005, I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called olfactory neuroblastoma. I had surgery to remove the skull base tumor in my sinus cavity, followed by radiation therapy. I was then cancer-free for almost 15 years.

But in September 2019, I discovered a lump on the side of my neck. The cancer had returned and spread to my lymph nodes.

An MRI confirmed that the tumor had returned...

Skull base tumor survivor Matthew Saunders with his family

BY Alyssa Warr

I was working as a physician assistant in California when my husband’s job moved us to Singapore. About a year after we got there, I started...

BY Kevin Thurman

Until a few years ago, my father was the only person in my family who’d ever had cancer. In 1997, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, which...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Ever wonder what drives our doctors and researchers to end cancer? What compels them to work in medicine or even get out of bed in the morning?

Here’s what five of our doctors and researchers shared with us this past year.

Jim Allison, Ph.D., immunotherapy researcher and winner of 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Jim Allison, Ph.D., won the Nobel Prize in 2018 for his groundbreaking research on how T-cells...

Breast cancer pathologist Lavinia Middleton, M.D.

BY Cynthia DeMarco

During the past year, dozens of our patients and caregivers have shared their stories with us. Some dealt with proving a terminal diagnosis...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Cancer patients come to MD Anderson for many reasons. Some want the expertise of the nation’s top hospital for cancer care for cancer care...

BY Dusty Bailey

I’ve been an educator for 16 years and a high school librarian for eight. I teach kids how to do research, so I know how to find stuff online...

BY Hope Mooney

When I was diagnosed with stage IV mucosal melanoma of the nasal cavity in October 2017, I got to MD Anderson as quickly as I could. My cancer...

BY Stewart Wright

Looking at me now, people would never suspect I’d ever had anything serious wrong with me. I walk five miles every day and take the stairs...

BY Mark Bailey

As a homicide detective, I deal with people in bad situations all the time. But to be on the other side of that equation is very scary and...