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BY Gillian Kruse

One gene can tell you a lot about your risk for developing cancer and how well you’re likely to respond to cancer treatment. But there’s only so much one gene can do, and in your body, it’s working alongside thousands of other genes, proteins and molecules to support everything your body needs to live.

Where ‘omics come in

That’s where ‘omics come in. The term comes from the Greek word “ome,” meaning group or whole, and...

John Weinstein, M.D., Ph.D.

BY Deanna Kotrla

In May 2017, my 20-year-old daughter Brooke came home after her college finals with increasing headaches, vision problems and some strange...

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 Mary Ann Hellinghausen

Kristine Ferrone has survived Mars – or a simulation of the Red Planet, anyway.

During the summer of 2009, Kristine Ferrone and five other volunteers lived for a month in a cramped habitat built on the edge of a 39-million-year-old crater carved out by a meteorite. The barren Canadian island site was about as close as you can get to a Mars-like environment on Earth.

The simulation was an opportunity to conduct geophysical...

Graduate student Kristine Ferrone in her space exploration gear while researching radiation shielding and its benefits for cancer treatment

BY Jane Mooney

Nothing could have shocked me more than being diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer in July 2016. The year I turned 54, I thought my biggest...

BY Devon Carter

Because its symptoms are often vague, ovarian cancer can be hard to diagnose. And a definitive diagnosis requires a biopsy, which is best...

BY Jane Mooney

Two summers ago, my daughter Claire was about to start her freshman year at the University of Alabama. So, I thought being a 54-year-old empty-nester...

BY Mary Ann Hellinghausen

Suzanne Phillips enjoyed 26 years working for Dow Chemical Co., much of that time as a researcher in product development. It was a thrill...

BY MD Anderson staff

MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program™ was launched five years ago to increase the speed at which our scientists and physicians turn their research...

BY Lori Baker

Surgeons at MD Anderson are using extreme heat and cold as their weapons against some forms of cancer.

They’re finding that the minimally...