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BY Devon Carter

Natural killer cells – or NK cells – are part of our immune system. They patrol our bodies for abnormal cells like cancer and destroy them. But cancer cells can make themselves invisible, making it much more difficult for NK cells to find them and do their job.

Through clinical research, MD Anderson is developing a new type of immunotherapy called CAR NK therapy. This type of treatment enhances the cancer-fighting power of NK cells...

Illustration of CAR NK cells

BY Devon Carter

Whether you’re facing a cancer diagnosis, want to better understand your risk or celebrating life after cancer, you likely have questions...

BY Devon Carter

Most women naturally go into menopause when they’re in their 40s or 50s. That’s because as a woman ages, she has fewer reproductive eggs and...

BY Devon Carter

When chemotherapy and radiation fail, some adult patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma or children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia have a new treatment option called CAR T cell therapy. Yescarta is the CAR T cell therapy that’s FDA-approved to treat patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma; it shrinks the tumors in 70-80% of patients.

But with this new therapy come side effects that are different from those of other cancer...

CAR T cells attack lymphoma tumor

BY Devon Carter

Pencil beam scanning, also called scanning beam, is the most advanced type of proton therapy. Only a few millimeters wide (the width of a...

BY Devon Carter

Each cancer patient is unique. And when developing a cancer treatment plan, our doctors consider all of the things that make patients unique...

BY Devon Carter

A mother’s nurturing love and support can help guide a child – or adult – to great things. Mother’s Day is an opportunity to recognize and...

BY Devon Carter

Inflammation is the body’s natural reaction to infection or injury. But because of misinformation circulating in the media, there’s confusion...

BY Devon Carter

A cancer diagnosis can provoke a range of emotions and prompt endless questions. So throughout the year, we shared dozens of insights from...

BY Devon Carter

Being admitted to the hospital for complications related to cancer or your treatment can be scary and stressful. But hospitalists will help...