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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 from the chronic lymphocytic leukemia diagnosis she’d received just a month earlier from Jan Burger, M.D., Ph.D.

Then, she discovered she had COVID-19-related pneumonia, a respiratory infection caused by the novel coronavirus.

“I don’t think I really took it all in,” she says. “I...

Leukemia survivor Mary Hernandez leaves the MD Anderson COVID-19 ICU

BY Kelley Murfin

Since Robert Alvarado was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in 2014, his family has accompanied him to each appointment, from...

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 Andrew Futreal, Ph.D.

 

While its name was inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ambitious goal to put a man on the moon, the Moon Shots Program™, which was first inspired by MD Anderson's fourth full-time president Ronald DePinho, M.D., has a different objective: to quickly and effectively turn scientific discoveries into advances in cancer care.

Here are five things that we’d like patients and caregivers to know about the Moon...

Cancerwise blog post: Moon Shots Program credited for key advancements in cancer treatment

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When Sandra Hurley was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) back in 1997, an Ohio-based oncologist gave her two to four more...

BY Devon Carter

A stem cell transplant is often the best option to treat blood cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, as well as bone marrow...

BY Dan Rooker

In 2007, I noticed the lymph nodes under my jaw were swollen. But it took more than two years and a routine trip to the dermatologist to get...

BY Karen Fore

As a volunteer with CanCare and myCancerConnection, MD Anderson's one-on-one program that connects cancer patients and caregivers with others...

BY MD Anderson

Walking into the unknown is scary, especially when the unknown is cancer treatment. Fortunately, many of our brave and inspiring cancer survivors...

BY MD Anderson

Finding the right gift for your friends and family can be tough. It can be even tougher if they're undergoing cancer treatment or are caring...