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BY Devon Carter

When chemotherapy and radiation fail, some adult patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin’s 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’s 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...

CAR T cells attack lymphoma tumor

BY Meagan Raeke

Joey Nelson has always loved the sun. “I sailed growing up,” he says. “Every Saturday we’d go and I’d get sunburned like crazy, not even thinking...

BY Ashley Seykora

I was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma in December 2014, a year after I had a cancerous mole removed from my left calf. I thought I was done...

BY Shannon LaDuke

Ever since Kathy Brown was diagnosed with primary peritoneal cancer in 2018, her husband Andy has been at her side. He drives her to appointments, helps with housework, cares for their 14-year-old son and helps keep Kathy’s spirits lifted.

“He’s been phenomenal,” Kathy says. “You never know how strong your marriage is until one of you has cancer. He has taken on everything and has never complained.” 

Kathy often refers...

Primary peritoneal cancer survivor Kathy Brown with her husband Andy Brown

BY Britta Fortson

When I began running at age 17, I ran about three times a week because it made me feel good and helped me maintain a healthy weight. It soon...

BY Jodi Harris

MD Anderson’s Dr. Patrick Hwu often tells me that if he could write a cancer success story, he would want it to read just like mine. Why?...

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 KirstiAnn Clifford

A patient writes, “The Astros will win the World Series next year,” in bold print as Jaquelin Velasquez watches. The clinical nurse in Lymphoma...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Lori Shults didn’t know much about clinical trials when she first came to MD Anderson in May 2017. “I thought they involved some people getting...

BY Meagan Raeke

A new study has revived hope for the role of immunotherapy in treating glioblastoma, the most aggressive and deadly form of brain cancer in...