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BY Jacqueline Mason

Our Pedro Ramirez, M.D., caused a stir at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s annual meeting in March when he reported unexpected findings in his Phase III study comparing minimally invasive surgery to open surgery for early-stage cervical cancer.

The trial had stopped signing up new patients early, because patients who underwent minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic surgery for hysterectomy — rather than having open surgery...

Pedro Ramirez, M.D.

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

As an 18-year-old, Lauren Rodriguez never suspected her lingering cough would turn out to be a lung cancer symptom.

“I was in shock...

BY Makesha Miggins, M.D.

When I was growing up, it always amazed me how my pediatrician could ask just five or six questions, and then magically know exactly what...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Abdominal radical hysterectomies (also called “open” hysterectomies) typically are thought of as more difficult for patients to recover from than a minimally invasive radical hysterectomy. But new research shows they’re safer for early-stage cervical cancer patients.

MD Anderson gynecologic oncologists led two studies looking at the two techniques:

abdominal radical hysterectomy: the more traditional method of surgery in which...
Cervical cancer surgeon Pedro Ramirez, M.D.

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

As a high school soccer player, Alex Frankenfeld often heard his coach say, “Busca la forma,” which is Spanish for “Find a way.” Three years...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Frances Arnoult had a double mastectomy, but she never had to see what she would have looked like without breasts. That’s because her MD Anderson...

BY David M. Adelman, M.D., Ph.D.

Working with breast cancer patients can be a challenge. Because while some are coming to us for the very first time for their treatment, others...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

For cancer patients who require surgery as part of their treatment, our doctors sometimes rely on robotic surgery to help remove hard to reach...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Sometimes our surgeons must perform life-altering surgeries to remove cancer. And, in many cases, cancer surgeries have the potential to dramatically...

BY Sarah Zizinia

In early 2009, Hilary McQuiston-Fall was enjoying an active lifestyle full of outdoor activities in San Francisco, California. But when the...