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BY Gillian Kruse

Interdisciplinary care is a hallmark of cancer care at MD Anderson. Teams of specialists care for patients from cancer diagnosis to treatment and beyond, and many of those specialists – medical and nonmedical – are trained right here.

“Our patients have unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs,” says Diane Bodurka, M.D. “The more your training is directed towards oncology patients and their needs and expectations, the better...

Diane Bodurka, M.D.

BY Gillian Kruse

For anyone looking to change careers, questions abound. Am I making the right decision? Will going back to school full-time pay off? What’...

BY Gillian Kruse

One gene can tell you a lot about your risk for developing cancer and how well you’re likely to respond to cancer treatment. But there’s only...

BY Gillian Kruse

Angelina was Shamsha Damani’s best friend for three years. A constant in the MD Anderson program director’s daily life, well-known to her large family and even some of her co-workers, Angelina wasn’t someone Damani met in school, a mentor at work or a beloved pet.

Angelina was her wig.

A new look

Just after starting her job at MD Anderson’s Lyda Hill Cancer Prevention Center, Damani noticed that her hair was falling...

Cancerwise blog post: Cancer survivors inspire employee of Cancer Prevention Center to embrace side effects of alopecia

BY Gillian Kruse

We practice hand hygiene to help keep ourselves from getting sick from the bacteria all around us. But each of us already has a huge population...

BY Gillian Kruse

Oscar Ruiz’s home is decorated with many photos he’s taken, from architectural shots and scenes he’s encountered during his travels to images...

BY Gillian Kruse

When I was first diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), I had a million questions about what was happening, what was going to happen...

BY Gillian Kruse

During my acute myeloid leukemia (AML) treatment, I sometimes had to wait for an appointment when I came to MD Anderson. Most of the time,...

BY Gillian Kruse

A stem cell transplant patient recently returned to MD Anderson for a follow-up visit with sore ribs. But he wasn’t relapsing or experiencing...

BY Gillian Kruse

I didn’t feel ill when I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The only reason I went to the doctor in the first place was because...