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BY Cynthia DeMarco

When Ewing’s sarcoma survivor Erica Nowell learned that her older brother, Chris Plummer, had cancer earlier this year, she was shocked. But when she found out he’d been diagnosed with myxoid liposarcoma — a subtype of sarcoma — she was stunned.

“As a nurse practitioner at MD Anderson West Houston, I went through the motions of being empathetic and guiding him through next steps,” says Erica. “But as a sister, it took me several...

Siblings and sarcoma survivors Chris Plummer (left) and Erica Nowell (right)

BY Cynthia DeMarco

After almost three months of social distancing to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), you might be itching to get out and enjoy...

BY Welela Tereffe, M.D.

Before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, my personal life involved a lot of socializing. I’d travel at least twice a month — sometimes...

BY Fernando Martinez, M.D.

Our cancer patients need approximately 150 units of red blood cells and 110 units of platelets each day. MD Anderson Blood Bank depends on local blood and platelet donors to meet this need. And, this need is especially great right now during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Most blood and plasma donations are used to help our patients with blood cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma. Some replace blood lost during surgery...

Hands touching a bag of donated blood

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Last updated June 12, 2020.

Cancer patients are uniquely vulnerable to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, because their immune systems...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Wearing a mask when out in public is one of the easiest ways to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, especially by those...

BY Sarah Zizinia

When Marie Chaplinksy went in for a checkup with her cardiologist in March 2017, she was surprised when she was called back to have her bloodwork...

BY David Maddox

After retiring from a 35-year career teaching and coaching at my dream job, I’d planned to spend time with my wife, Joanna, and enjoy my favorite...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Last updated on June 12, 2020.

Testing for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is increasing in many communities. But who actually needs...

BY Danielle Underferth

Karen Basen-Engquist. Ph.D., has managed to stay physically active during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a recent...