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BY Meagan Raeke

During the past three years, you may have seen anti-smoking advertisements sponsored by the tobacco industry on television, in newspapers, on tobacco company websites and on cigarette product packaging. These “corrective statements” were mandated by U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler in a landmark case against major U.S. tobacco companies.

Our researchers are studying the impact of the ads on U.S. adult smokers. Last year, the...

No smoking sign on a post in a public space

BY Marty Reeder

I’m a professional martial artist, so I’m very aware of my body and live a healthy lifestyle. That’s why it took me by surprise when I was...

BY Bill Crutcher

When I was diagnosed with myelofibrosis in March 2017, I didn’t know it was a bone marrow disorder that could turn into leukemia. All I knew...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Last updated July 2, 2020.

As the numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases and related hospital admissions continue to rise, so, too, does the risk of potential exposure.

But what actually constitutes exposure to the novel coronavirus? How does contact tracing help identify who has been exposed to COVID-19? And, what should you do if you learn you’ve been exposed to COVID-19?

We spoke with our infectious diseases and infection...

Graphic of widely spaced masked individuals connected by dotted lines representing possible COVID-19 exposure

BY Robert Harris

Over the past 10 years, I’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and colorectal cancer. I was treated at MD Anderson...

BY Catherine Powers-James, Ph.D.

If you’ve been feeling even more stressed than usual lately, you’re not alone. Many of us are struggling with so-called quarantine fatigue...

BY Peter WT Pisters, M.D.

Since Memorial Day weekend, our nation has seen a sharp increase in the number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. Here in the nine-county...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Cindy Stueber was supposed to be helping her daughter, Shelby, look at wedding dresses and elegant up-dos. Instead, she was making plans to...

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

Patient Care Technician Raymond Alex Jr., is known in MD Anderson’s Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and around the hospital for sharing inspirational...

BY John Hyatt

I worked at MD Anderson for 16 years as a program manager in Employee Health & Wellbeing before retiring in 2015. So, I knew that it was...