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BY KirstiAnn Clifford

A patient writes, “The Astros will win the World Series next year,” in bold print as Jaquelin Velasquez watches. The clinical nurse in Lymphoma and Myeloma isn’t interested in the accuracy of this prediction. She’s looking for signs of a serious side effect of immunotherapy.

“If a patient’s handwriting deteriorates, it’s a red flag that they’re developing neurotoxicity,” Velasquez says. She explains that the handwriting test is...

Jaquelin Velasquez, left, and Misha Hawkins perform the two-nurse verification process prior to infusing a patient with CAR T cells.

BY Thomas Suchyta

I was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre disease in 2012 and chronic inflammatory demyelating polyneuropathy (CIDP) in 2013. But I learned that...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you — or your child — were diagnosed with cancer, what would you do? How would you handle the treatments and the side effects? How would...

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 Gary S. Rudman

After I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in April 2015, I was treated at MD Anderson by Dr. Robert Orlowski with chemotherapy and a stem...

BY Gary S. Rudman

When I was recovering from a stem cell transplant after my multiple myeloma diagnosis, the nights were always the hardest. Visitors and caregivers...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Gary Rudman has a motto: “Never quit. Never stop. Not today. Not ever.” And he’s lived by it throughout his multiple myeloma journey....

BY Jay Lopiccolo

What do you do when your body doesn’t respond to physical training in the same way it did just a few years ago? How do you react if you feel...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Gary Rudman began experiencing severe lower back and leg pain in early 2013, just a few years after he retired from the U.S. Air Force. His...

BY Megan Maisel

Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell that helps your body fight infection. A condition called neutropenia occurs when the number of...