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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Less than a year after three scientists won the 1962 Nobel Prize for unraveling some of DNA’s mysteries, Dennis Morrison, Ph.D., became one of the first college students to win a research grant from the National Cancer Institute to study mechanisms of how cells communicate with one another.

At the time, he was still an undergraduate pharmacy major at the University of Florida. But his work on signaling between cells and the effects...

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivor Dennis Morrison and his wife, Beverly

BY Molly Adams

Starting a new relationship may be the last thing on your mind after a cancer diagnosis, or while you’re going through treatment. But for...

BY Meagan Raeke

In 2012, A few months after Nitin and Sharmila Vaidya celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Sharmila found a lump in her right breast....

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Whether it’s due to pain from a growing tumor, swallowing difficulties caused by radiation therapy, or the nausea, loss of appetite or mouth sores that are sometimes caused by chemotherapy, involuntary weight loss is a serious side effect of cancer and its treatment for many patients.

But there are other reasons that cancer patients could be losing weight without trying.

We spoke with internal medicine and palliative care...

Scale and tape measure against bright pink background

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Cleaning your hands regularly remains one of the simplest and most-effective defenses against illnesses including COVID-19, the respiratory...

BY Ronda Wendler

Julia Pitts knew something was wrong when, at age 62, she started bleeding and cramping.

“I thought when my menopause ended years earlier...

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...

BY Meagan Raeke

This week, the American Cancer Society (ACS) released updated cervical cancer screening guidelines for individuals at average risk. They now...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Does social distancing effectively prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19?

New research from MD Anderson...

BY Danielle Underferth

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic stretches on, the HPV vaccine may not seem like a priority for parents worried about keeping their...