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BY Judy Overton

The psalmist wrote, "From the mouth of infants and nursing babes, Thou hast established strength." For more than 20 years, from the cord blood of babes, cancer patients have gotten a second chance at life.

Flavio Lopes Ferraz is one of them.

Bone marrow provides the standard of care transplant, but the Brazilian attorney found himself without a viable family marrow donor when he was diagnosed with leukemia...

Flavio Lopes Ferraz with his family

BY Judy Overton

Jeanette Sebesta has tackled many roles during a celebrated career as a regional actress in Houston. But recent real-life experience has been...

BY Judy Overton

After a long and successful career in broadcast journalism in Houston, North Texas and Oklahoma, Judy Overton joined MD Anderson in 2008 as...

BY Judy Overton

After a long and successful career in broadcast journalism in Houston, North Texas and Oklahoma, Judy Overton joined MD Anderson in 2008 as a senior communications specialist. Her husband, Tom, was treated at MD Anderson for renal cancer. He died in April 2007. Judy's occasional posts will cover aspects of the cancer experience from the caregiver's perspective.

I wish people who have never experienced the loss of a loved one...

BY Judy Overton

Marta Davila, M.D., continues to see the benefits of colorectal cancer screening.

A physician in MD Anderson's Endoscopy Center,...

BY Judy Overton

Kimberly Tripp was 12 years old when her grandmother died of gastrointestinal cancer. The loss of the person she most admired led her to a...

BY Judy Overton

Exercise Benefits Lung Cancer Patients, Study Shows

A typical patient of Vickie Shannon, M.D., is on oxygen and confined to a wheelchair...

BY Judy Overton

Felipe Corrales has blown out the candles on 103 birthday cakes so far. He's also survived a prostate cancer diagnosis. However, the greatest...

BY Judy Overton

After a long and successful career in broadcast journalism in Houston, North Texas and Oklahoma, Judy Overton joined MD Anderson in 2008 as...

BY Judy Overton

Jerry Wilson claimed a front row seat. Wilson, diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer in 2009, has beaten the disease so far. What he can't...