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BY Karen Vollmering

When Ben Gadot’s brain tumor symptoms began in 2013, he was just 3 months old. The first sign was a visual change in his eyes.  

“It was as if he was always looking down,” says Cecilia Gadot, Ben’s mom. “We could see mostly just the white part of his eyes.”

ER trip reveals childhood brain tumor

When Cecilia and her husband, Raphael, took Ben to their pediatrician, they were referred to an ophthalmologist...

Pediatric brain tumor survivor Ben Gadot gives a thumbs up while standing in front of child life specialist Leon Benavides at MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center.

BY Lindsey Garner

Like hundreds of thousands of starlings aloft in the sky flying together to create a mass that swoops and dips in unison until the swarm of...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

With the single spark of an idea, MD Anderson’s researchers – some of the best and brightest minds in the field – have the freedom and support...

BY Joan Corson

Before moving to Hong Kong with my husband for his job in 2004, I was an ER and neurosurgery nurse in the Texas Medical Center. I really liked the hospital where I worked. So, when I was diagnosed with stage III triple-negative breast cancer in December 2021, I naturally sought help from my former employer first.

I was aware that MD Anderson specialized in cancer care. But I also thought it must be a really sad place. Now that...

Triple-negative breast cancer survivor Joan Corson smiles in front of snow-covered mountains

BY Michelle Yelton

Courtney Holladay’s connection to MD Anderson’s mission began at age 4 when she learned her mom had ovarian cancer. “I don’t remember much...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

CAR T cell therapy is a type of immunotherapy used to treat lymphoma, multiple myeloma and some forms of leukemia. The treatment modifies...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you need radiation therapy as a part of your breast cancer treatment, you may have questions about side effects.

What are the most...

BY Ronda Wendler

Doyle Bosque always felt called to become a nurse. But early in his career, he questioned that decision.

“Some days can be especially...

BY Michelle Yelton

After losing her mother and six of her 15 siblings to cancer, everything Marvetta Walker does as executive director for Projects and Operations...

BY Maggie Galehouse

Rappelling up a rock-climbing wall was Akilah Lopez’s greatest challenge at MD Anderson’s Camp Family Fun Day in August 2022.

“They...