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BY KirstiAnn Clifford

It takes more than Band-Aids with cartoon characters to put children receiving cancer treatment at ease, but Leo Flores knows how.

A post-anesthesia care unit nurse at MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center, he makes a point of getting to know his pediatric patients, who may undergo a series of 30 treatments in six weeks.  It doesn’t take too many visits for the self-taught artist to figure out what to paint for them over the course...

MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center nurse Leo Flores

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

When Adam Schoen first noticed he was losing his sense of taste, his wife, Claire, wasn’t too worried. She also wasn’t fazed shortly after...

BY Mark Rolfing

It’s difficult to say that someone is “the best” at something, especially when it comes to sports. How do you determine the No. 1 golfer?...

BY Carrick Terhune

After graduating from Purdue University in December 2016, I had no idea what I wanted to do professionally. But the “real world” was fast approaching, and my time of living mostly bill-free as a college student was drawing to a close. Since I wasn’t tied down to a job just yet, I spent three months in early 2017 hiking, sailing and sea kayaking in New Zealand.

When I returned to the U.S., I thought my life would carry on as usual...

Caregiver Carrick Terhune with her mother, Linda Thomas

BY Linda Thomas

I was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive granular cell cancer in May 2017. Because the disease is so unusual, I sought treatment at MD Anderson...

BY Linda Thomas

When I was diagnosed with granular cell cancer in May 2017, my doctors at MD Anderson recommended surgery, followed by six weeks of proton...

BY Linda Thomas

In May 2017, I was getting ready for the release of my first book, preparing to move into a new house, and looking forward to a 10-day road...

BY Zachary Grubbs

In high school, I didn’t have much of a social life. I had trouble with insomnia, anxiety, paranoia, depression and apathy. As time went on...

BY Brooke Kotrla

My whole life changed in June 2017. I had just finished my sophomore year at Texas Tech University. My life seemed pretty simple. I went to...

BY Laura Harvey

In February, Stephen Hahn, M.D., was named MD Anderson’s deputy president and chief operating officer. In this role, he’s responsible for...