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BY Danielle Underferth

Regular screening mammograms detect breast cancer early when they are easiest to treat successfully. But can a screening test called thermography do the same thing, without the low-dose radiation and breast compression that come with mammography?

We talked to Ethan Cohen, M.D., who sees patients at MD Anderson West Houston Diagnostic Imaging, about the differences between these two tests, and what women should know if they...

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BY Ronda Wendler

When Trena Robertson’s left hip began aching, she visited an orthopedic specialist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, her hometown.  

BY Rochelle Manning and Lesley Bailey

For patients with complex head and neck tumors, proton therapy allows us to treat the tumors effectively while minimizing the radiation dose...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Layered on top of our genes is an additional set of information -- the epigenome, which is important for many cellular activities. Disruption of the epigenome is a major hallmark of cancer development. MD Anderson researcher Kunal Rai, Ph.D., is focused on better understanding the epigenome’s role in cancer.

Rai’s team has recently published studies in Cancer Cell and Cell Reports that report a key role for the epigenetic regulator...

BY Lany Kimmons

When Cherie Sanders’ doctor in Amarillo diagnosed her with breast cancer, he described her tumor as “5 centimeters by 2.5 centimeters” and...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Although a tumor may start from a single cancer cell, it can eventually become millions of cells with unique characteristics. This diversity...

BY Mark Zindler

In early 2019, I was almost seven years out from my original melanoma diagnosis. I’d been living cancer-free since having surgery and radiation...

BY Mark Teague

When I moved to central Louisiana for my job as a high school football coach in 2016, I starting hearing great things about MD Anderson almost...

BY Molly Adams

Though you may not suspect it from the name, small cell lung cancer is among the most aggressive types of lung cancer.

Most small cell...

BY Shannon Hillegeist

"People are going to want to do something for you. It may be hard to accept their 'help,' and sometimes their 'help'...