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BY Ronda Wendler

Chemistry professor Bindu Chakravarty rarely missed a day teaching at Houston Community College. So when she called in sick one morning, it was with good reason.“I had a 101-degree fever and was so exhausted, I could barely get out of bed,” she remembers. “Something was very wrong.”

For several weeks, Chakravarty, 59, had been fatigued and running a low-grade fever. But she took aspirin and kept on going.

“I thought...

Elizabeth Shpall stem cell transplant

BY Scott Merville

The first clinical study of a new drug designed to kill cancer cells by depriving them of the nutrients they need to survive is underway at...

BY Ronda Wendler

Jan Barbo likely got hepatitis C from a blood transfusion. Almost 50 years ago, she suffered an ectopic pregnancy when a fertilized egg attached...

BY Bryan Tutt

The most common malignant brain tumors in children, medulloblastomas, are usually incurable if they recur. Even with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and stem cell transplantation, children with recurrent medulloblastoma have a two-year overall survival rate of less than 20%.To improve these odds, MD Anderson researchers are testing a new therapy that infuses natural killer (NK) cells directly into the brain. The clinical trial...

childhood brain tumor clinical trial

BY Laura Sussman

Two drugs used together — ribociclib and letrozole, improve progression-free survival of post-menopausal women diagnosed with hormone receptor-positive...

BY Clayton Bold, Ph.D.

The American Lung Association and MD Anderson Cancer Center have announced a new partnership aimed at increasing coverage and access...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Costs associated with different breast cancer chemotherapy regimens can vary significantly, regardless of effectiveness, a new MD Anderson...

BY Ron Gilmore

Researchers at MD Anderson have discovered a potentially new therapeutic approach for certain brain cancers in which the enzyme enolase (ENO1...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women worldwide and was responsible for approximately 266,000 deaths in 2012, according...