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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 medical oncologist Bora Lim, M.D.

Although immunotherapy has been successful in treating some cancers like melanoma, colorectal cancer and non-small cell lung cancer, it hasn’t shown as wide success in treating breast cancer yet. “It's hard because breast cancer is very smart,” Lim says...

Image: Immunotherapy treating breast cancer

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...

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. My words have turned into songs that could help others experiencing similar pain.

I even joined a songwriters’ group where I collaborate with others who share the same interests. Over the years, writing and singing have given me strength to let go and be free of the pain in my head.

Skull base tumor survivor Debbie Logan

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...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

In cancer, there are often large-scale deletions, rearrangements or other disruptions to our genetic information, which lead to a phenomenon...