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BY Cynthia DeMarco

Seeking additional treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma presented a challenge for Emily Dumler in 2013.

At the time, she and her husband, Scott, had three young children, and they all lived in Kansas City. But the chemotherapy and stem cell transplant she’d already received locally hadn’t worked, and the CAR T-cell therapy clinical trial Emily wanted to try was only available at MD Anderson in Houston, about 650 miles away by air...

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor Emily Dumler and her husband, Scott

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Many cancer patients will receive chemotherapy infusions as a part of their cancer treatment.

Sometimes, chemotherapy is delivered...

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 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 tired all the time in the fall of 2015.

“I had to nap for a couple of hours almost every afternoon,” he says. “I couldn’t even make it to supper.”

Though concerned by his fatigue, Paul put off investigating it until his regular annual physical in January 2016. That’s when blood tests...

Cancerwise blog post: acute myeloid survivor Paul Nielsen connected with the woman that eventually became his wife during his cancer treatment, including a stem cell transplant

BY Cynthia DeMarco

When it comes to contagious diseases like the flu, cancer patients are among those most vulnerable to infection. This year’s flu season is...

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 Cynthia DeMarco

Many cancer patients have mantras — or inspiring sayings — that they do their best to live by. Some are reminders that good things can come...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

For 78-year-old widower Do Lee, the hardest part of having stomach cancer wasn’t chemotherapy, radiation or even learning to eat again after...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

As a child growing up in the 1950s, Dean Potter spent a great deal of time outdoors working on his family’s Rhode Island farm, playing at...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Ethan Tepera was only 13 years old when he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in October 2011. He’d been pale and feeling nauseated...