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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 Amy Marsh

Before my acute myeloid leukemia diagnosis, I was in great shape. I was training 20-25 hours a week as a professional triathlete and had recently...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

April 4 is just another day to most people. But to Erika Evans, it’s an important one. This year, it marked the fifth anniversary of the day...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

A cancer diagnosis can require you to expand your vocabulary, learn about treatment options and side effects, and ask questions you never thought you’d need to consider. Luckily, our experts can be great resources when it comes to expanding your knowledge.

This past year, our doctors shared insight on topics ranging from immunotherapy, clinical trials and stem cell transplants to fertility and cancer. Here are seven recent posts...

Cancerwise blog post: MD Anderson doctors share their insights and answer important questions

BY Devon Carter

A stem cell transplant is often the best option to treat blood cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, as well as bone marrow...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Wally Dawid will never forget the day he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).

The date was May 13, 2004. It also happened...

BY Ivana L. Camarillo

I've been a fighter since I was a baby. As a childhood cancer survivor, strength runs through my blood and every cell I have.

At...

BY Erika Evans

You're getting ready to go to the hospital for your stem cell transplant. You've made your list, you've checked it twice. You're ready.

BY Kellie Bramlet

Every day, acute myeloid leukemia (AML) survivor Erika Evans runs four miles around Lake Austin. Just two years ago she thought she'd never...

BY Judy Overton

The psalmist wrote, "From the mouth of infants and nursing babes, Thou hast established strength." For more than 20 years, from...