People with inherited conditions that raise their risk of developing
certain cancers, such as colon cancer, deal with a lot of anxiety that
comes from uncertainty about their health. Hopefully, the work of
Eduardo Vilar-Sanchez will one day alleviate that risk.
In 1983, Robert Bast Jr., M.D., and his colleagues published a seminal
paper in the New England Journal of Medicine detailing his discovery of
the protein CA-125 and its value in helping to predict if ovarian cancer
Treatments relying on T cells, a key component of the body’s immune
system, have had significant success, but a new experimental method
customizes naturally produced cells to sharpen their attack on cancer.
Gloria Ayala walked into a hospital room and found a mother pacing while
her daughter lay in bed. When Ayala was greeted with a big hug, she
realized the experience was what being an MD Anderson volunteer was all about.