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BY Cynthia DeMarco

I’m taking medication. 

I just got over the flu.

I have a chronic health condition.

These are three common reasons why people say they can’t donate blood. The good news is that these – and other common excuses – don’t necessarily mean you can’t give blood at the MD Anderson Blood Bank.  

For insight on these and five other excuses that might be holding you back, we spoke with four blood donors...

Woman sitting on floor with hands over face, empty blood bag on IV pole with "give blood" label

BY Glen Haubold

Before I was diagnosed with stage IV salivary gland cancer at age 65, I’d thought of MD Anderson as a place where only people with serious...

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. &...

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 birds roosts, so too can our data be harmonized and aggregated together to converge on the cancer problem and envelop it to unlock solutions. 

MD Anderson’s Institute for Data Science in Oncology (IDSO) will harness the power of data and bring data science to every decision we make...

David Jaffray, Ph.D., and Caroline Chung, M.D., stand in MD Anderson's Data Center

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...

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...

BY Katie Brooks

For Benjamin Schrank, M.D., Ph.D., personalized medicine is about more than tailoring treatment. 

Schrank, a resident physician...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Rectal cancer can impact many of the body’s most basic functions. So, it’s important to find a surgeon who understands the balance between...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

A new COVID-19 subvariant called XBB1.5 is on the rise across the U.S.  

Early reports indicate that it is much more contagious...

BY Gillian Kruse

Coming from a long line of educators all the way back to her great-grandmother, Toysha Mayer, D.H.Sc., swore she’d choose a different career...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Gum disease is far more common than any type of gum cancer. 

But how do you know if you have gingivitis, periodontitis or cancer...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Sangeeta Goswami, M.D., Ph.D., always has been a “people person.” Her love of her patients and her colleagues has fueled her work in both...

BY Trevor Mitchell

MD Anderson serves patients from across the globe while making its home in one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United States....

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Surgery is a common part of colon cancer treatment. Just about every patient diagnosed with stage I-III colon cancer will have surgery at...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’re receiving chemotherapy as a part of your cancer treatment, you’ve probably already learned a few tricks to make the experience easier...

BY Ramonica Jones Luckett

Like most college seniors, graduation, starting a career and making a mark on the world are top of mind for Saloni Cholia. An ecology and...