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BY Claudia Giertz

Deciding what field of work to pursue is a journey many believe begins in college. One man, however, began his in an MD Anderson clinic.

Joel Pequeno, now a radiation therapist at the Proton Therapy Center, was 21 years old when he received his diagnosis of medullary thyroid cancer. At the time, he was working in a call center and planned on returning to school to become a teacher.

"My sister's mother-in-law noticed...

BY Mike Snyder

The reasons for enrolling in a clinical drug trial are undoubtedly as varied as the patients themselves.  

For me, the reason...

BY June Stokes

June Stokes was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer in April 2000. She was told she had 12-18 months to live. June has been cancer free...

BY Mary Brolley

Shelby Robin was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma at age 12. An athletic child, she continued to participate in sports and cheerleading, even after the cancer necessitated the amputation of her left foot.

Now a clinical nurse in the Children's Cancer Hospital at MD Anderson, Shelby is a featured speaker at the 24th annual Anderson Network Cancer Survivorship Conference Sept. 14-15 at the Omni Westside, 13210 Katy Freeway.
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Shelby Robin with a patient

BY Lucy Richardson

Arati Moses is beautiful at any angle. On this particular day, she's more striking than usual.

Moses has just gotten her makeup done...

BY Dawn Dorsey

Seven years after successful treatment at MD Anderson, Janice thought she had closed the book on breast cancer. Her life was back to normal...

BY Desiree Jones, Ph.D.

Can our nutritional choices measurably help prevent certain cancers?

Over the last three decades, researchers have gathered substantial...

BY Sara Farris

When kids go off to camp, some things are certain -- they'll come back with new friends, lasting memories, perhaps some dirty laundry and...

BY June Stokes

June Stokes was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer in April 2000. She was told she had 12-18 months to live. June has been cancer free...

BY Marcy Kurtz

Most importantly, I'm a daughter, sister, aunt and dependable friend to many. I practice law as a vocation and yoga as an avocation. I'm deeply...