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BY Mary Kay Dauria

As an 18-year cancer survivor who has been on three clinical trials, I am a big proponent of them – especially at MD Anderson. I joined the first one in March 2010 to see if a drug normally used to treat high cholesterol could also prevent a breast cancer recurrence. I joined the second one in September 2010 to see if an IUD could prevent a precancerous condition from developing into uterine cancer. And I joined a third just a few months...

Breast cancer survivor and clinical trials advocate Mary Kay Dauria in the Grand Canyon

BY Mary Kay Dauria

The first time I went to the myCancerConnection Cancer Survivorship Conference after being diagnosed with breast cancer, I remember feeling...

BY Jenée Bobbora

After being greeted by the breast cancer survivors who volunteer in MD Anderson’s Breast Center on my first day as a patient, I always knew...

BY Uniqua Smith, Ph.D.

Over the last two decades, I’ve learned a lot about MD Anderson as a caregiver, an employee, and most recently, a triple-negative breast cancer patient.

I joined MD Anderson in 2004 as a nurse in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit. I decided to become an oncology nurse after witnessing the care my aunt received at MD Anderson several years earlier. I spent many days with her at the hospital during her breast cancer treatment, and I...

Triple-negative breast cancer survivor and MD Anderson employee Uniqua Smith, Ph.D., rings the bell to mark the end of her chemotherapy treatment

BY Devon Carter

You may know that a pulmonologist specializes in treating diseases like pneumonia and asthma, but these specialized doctors also play a key...

BY Walter Ross

One early Friday morning in August 2017, my wife Sandra and I showed up to MD Anderson in Katy for her very first day of breast cancer treatment...

BY Katie Brooks

You see them walking the skybridge: some people wearing patient identification wristbands, some people wearing employee badges. But there...

BY Cheryl Ratliff

When I received a phone call about an abnormality discovered during my mammogram in December 2016, I didn’t think much of it. I was prone...

BY Robbie Johnson

Before I enrolled in one of MD Anderson’s triple-negative breast cancer clinical trial in November 2016, I was in a dark place. I’d been re-diagnosed...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

A little over a year ago, Robbie Johnson was desperately searching for the right metastatic breast cancer treatment.

"I’d been...