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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Fall is here, and that’s got many people thinking about Halloween and other autumn activities. But as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, you may be wondering if it’s safe for kids to trick-or-treat — or for you to hand out candy. Are there safer ways to celebrate Halloween during a pandemic?

We checked in with our infectious diseases and infection control specialist Roy Chemaly, M.D. Here’s what he had to say.

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BY Devon Carter

Can immunotherapy treat breast cancer? For certain patients, the answer is yes. “And we hope it will work for more in the future,” says breast...

BY Ronda Wendler

Growing up in El Paso, Jon Filbert loved collecting autographed Major League Baseball trading cards.

“I really was into it, and I still...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Medullary thyroid cancer is a rare cancer diagnosed in about 1,200 patients annually in the U.S. Because it’s often a silent disease, many patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage.

Recently, there has been tremendous progress made in treating this disease with targeted therapy. We recently spoke with Mimi Hu, M.D., to learn more. She shared some challenges in treating this disease and advances that have been made just this year...

BY Debbie Logan

I have suffered from migraines for 30 years. And to cope with the pain, I enjoy journaling. It helps me to distract myself and find clarity...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Studying new cancer therapies through clinical trials is essential for progress in cancer care. Phase I clinical trials are designed to evaluate...

BY Molly Adams

Now that we’re several months into the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are feeling the emotional toll of the uncertainty, worry and dramatic...

BY Emily Aldrich

When I learned six years ago that I carry a genetic mutation called CDH1, my initial response was anger. I had just gotten married, and my...

BY Ronda Wendler

Since childhood, Birdia Churchwell has been fascinated by science.

“I was interested in the why, so I spent my time reading, asking...

BY Nicole Love

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at MD Anderson in January 2019, my biggest concern wasn’t actually my breasts. It was my heart. Because...