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BY John Chattaway

Part II of Monday's post- Short Circuit: MD Anderson Robots Provide Safety in the 21st Century

"Autobots, roll out!"... and into the next lab

"I am a robot."

If you've traveled Floor 4 of the Main Building, you may have heard those words spoken by "Tess," the Swisslog SpeciMinder used by Laboratory Medicine to transport specimen batches between labs.

The robot is on loan...

BY Karen Basen-Engquist, Ph.D.

Editor's Note: A new report today from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies addresses improving the health of people with chronic...

BY John Chattaway

Robots. The word conjures images of science fiction characters from movies such as The Terminator, Star Wars or Transformers.


BY Isaac Van Sligtenhorst

Isaac van Sligtenhorst is a physician-in-training in the Texas Medical Center. He blogs about his training, as well as battling cancer from the perspective of a caregiver. Read more about his approach to grief, hope and life in general at 

Fifteenth floor, leukemia and lymphoma ward. My dad was admitted here twice, the second time the same day my brother died.

I knew the floor...

BY Holly Easley

I began my journey about five years ago when I had some temporary blindness. I went to the doctor and my blood counts were low, so I was sent...

BY Val Marshall

Val Marshall's cancer journey began in May 2009, when her son Addison was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia. A visit to the family...

BY Sarah Cook

An acute leukemia diagnosis can make you feel as if the world has stopped -- for you, the patient, and for your loved ones.  

BY Sapna Patel, M.D.

When a patient is diagnosed with uveal melanoma, he or she should be evaluated by an ocular oncologist, an ophthalmologist who specializes...

BY Michael Fisch M.D.

With so many transformations in health care, it sometimes seems that the world is spinning faster. To organize each hectic day, I think about...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Your pap test isn't the only reason to see your gynecologist.

Your doctor also can address unusual symptoms that could be cancer....