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BY MD Anderson Staff

Certain genetic changes, or mutations, can increase a person’s chances of developing cancer. These changes, known as hereditary cancer syndromes, can be passed down from parent to child. Hereditary leukemia is one of the newest areas our experts are studying.

Courtney DiNardo, M.D., and genetic counselor Sarah Bannon with MD Anderson’s Hereditary Leukemia Clinic are among a handful of health care providers worldwide specializing...

Courtney DiNardo, M.D., speaks with a patient

BY Devon Carter

A cancer diagnosis can provoke a range of emotions and prompt endless questions. So throughout the year, we shared dozens of insights from...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Six months after Emily Augenstein’s acute myeloid leukemia diagnosis, a doctor in Pittsburgh told her that her allogeneic stem cell transplant...

BY William Wierda, M.D., Ph.D.

Because standard treatments have failed for so many patients, our goal at MD Anderson is to have a clinical trial available for everybody who walks through the door.

Whether they involve entirely new therapies or new combinations of approved drugs, clinical trials are intended to be an advance in medicine — to offer patients something better than what’s currently out there.

That’s why it’s so important to get an accurate...

Leukemia specialist William Wierda, M.D., Ph.D.

BY Rose O'Neill

I don’t get sick very often. And no one in my family has ever had cancer, so when I was diagnosed with leukemia in January 2012, I didn’t...

BY Amy Marsh

Before my acute myeloid leukemia diagnosis, I was in great shape. I was training 20-25 hours a week as a professional triathlete and had recently...

BY Gillian Kruse

We practice hand hygiene to help keep ourselves from getting sick from the bacteria all around us. But each of us already has a huge population...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

CAR T-cell therapy is a new type of cancer treatment offered at MD Anderson through clinical trials and FDA-approved standard of care cell...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Dana MacFarlane may have been the one who received a leukemia diagnosis, but she’s certain every one of her family members suffered just as...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Two-time widower Paul Nielsen was in excellent health at age 67. So the former marathon runner knew something was wrong when he started feeling...