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BY Devon Carter

When chemotherapy alone isn’t successful in treating blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma in pediatric patients, a stem cell transplant may be an option. They can also help treat some non-cancerous bone marrow diseases, like sickle cell disease, thalassemia, severe aplastic anemia and Kostmann syndrome.

To learn about pediatric stem cell transplants and what parents should know, we spoke with Priti Tewari, M.D.

What...

Child receiving an infusion as part of the stem cell transplant process used to treat some pediatric diseases., such as lymphoma and leukemia

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Mary Hernandez didn’t realize how sick she was when she came to the MD Anderson Emergency Center on March 30. The 41-year-old was still reeling...

BY Naveen Pemmaraju, M.D.

I think the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is one of the most serious – and important – times of our generation. Right now, as the U.S. heads...

BY Kelley Murfin

Since Robert Alvarado was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in 2014, his family has accompanied him to each appointment, from quick blood draws to 6-hour-long immunoglobulin infusions.

But his most recent appointment was different. Like other hospitals, MD Anderson has temporarily stopped allowing visitors at all of its campuses, in order to protect its patients and workforce members from the 2019 novel coronavirus...

Robert’s wife, Linda; granddaughter, Gracyn; daughter, Alisa; grandson Gibo; and Robert pose with the signs.

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...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Cancer patients find hope in different ways. Some do it by reminding themselves that nothing lasts forever, and that this, too, shall pass...

BY Devon Carter

Whether you’re facing a cancer diagnosis, want to better understand your risk or celebrating life after cancer, you likely have questions...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Cancer patients come to MD Anderson for many reasons. Some want the expertise of the nation’s top hospital for cancer care for cancer care...

BY Lillian Dooies

Some people work all of their adult lives anticipating the joys of retirement. Planned retirement can be very exciting.

But unplanned...

BY Nancy Aguero

When Elijah “Eli” Delgado first started experiencing stomach pain, doctors told his mom, Leanne, it was most likely a gastrointestinal issue...