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BY Ron Gilmore

Scientists have long believed that obese women who develop a form of breast cancer fueled by the female hormone estrogen are more likely to die from the disease than lean women with the same diagnosis.

But, until now, they lacked a scientific explanation to support their theory.

A new study by scientists at MD Anderson Cancer Center explains in step-by-step detail the breast cancer-promoting impact of obesity. Their findings...

BY Judy Overton and Jeanie Woodruff

Researchers at MD Anderson believe the diabetes drug metformin, the most widely used prescription drug in the world, can protect against chemotherapy-induced...

BY MD Anderson

An MD Anderson researcher has been awarded for his work leading to an entirely new way to treat cancer.

James Allison, Ph.D., chair...

BY Ron Gilmore

Receiving donor stem cells can be a life-saving treatment for patients with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukemia, multiple myeloma and other types of lymphoma.

In these patients, the immune system sometimes is weakened or destroyed by radiation or chemotherapy before the transplant. Immature stem cells taken from a donor’s bloodstream and bone marrow, then transplanted into patients, can form new cells to help patients...

BY Ron Gilmore

How will any one patient fare during and after cancer treatment? It’s a question with no easy answer.

But a mega-database known as...

BY Laura Sussman

African-American women with early-stage, invasive breast cancer were 12% less likely than Caucasian women with the same diagnosis to receive...

BY Katrina Burton

More than 50 years after the first Surgeon General’s report on smoking definitively linked cigarettes and lung cancer, the world remains plagued...

BY Will Fitzgerald

When Steven Frank, M.D., tackled a decades-old problem plaguing the field of prostate brachytherapy, he found himself in unchartered waters...

BY MD Anderson

Researchers from the MD Anderson Cancer Center found that 93% of head and neck cancer patients treated with multi-field optimization intensity...

BY Laura Sussman

Oncologists have a new understanding of the toxicity levels of specific chemotherapy regimens used for women with early stage breast cancer...

BY Scott Merville

Fibrous tissue that was long suspected of making pancreatic cancer worse actually supports an immune attack that slows tumor progression but...

BY Katrina Burton

Researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center, in collaboration with the University of Utah and other institutions, have developed a powerful tool...

BY MD Anderson staff

Findings presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s recent annual meeting offer new hope for preserving fertility in a select...