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BY Janet Ruffin

Janet Hull Ruffin is an artist, arts educator and poet. She is finishing a book of poems showing what it's like to work with critically ill children in a major cancer center. She focuses on hospital culture, the therapeutic nature of art and spirituality.

She retired from MD Anderson in January 2009 after serving as the art teacher in the Children's Cancer Hospital for more than 10 years. Her position was special because the...

BY Ina Bond

My daughter, Sara Brown Musselman, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in December 1992 at the age of 23. I want to share how vitally important...

BY Linda Yarger

Linda Yarger is a senior librarian in The Learning Center and has worked at MD Anderson 16 years.

At one time cancer was a dark cloud...

BY Johanna Pule

This post is a continuation of the Young Adult Caregiving series. Part one detailed the role of a parent caregiver. This one focuses on issues specific to caregiving as the spouse or partner of a young adult patient.

In sickness and in health: Being the partner of a cancer patient living with cancer

Marriage, in fact, relationships in general, can be hard work. Throwing a diagnosis of cancer into the mix creates new...

BY Brian Rose

Brian Rose has battled melanoma for nearly three years. He has experienced multiple rounds of biochemotherapy, surgeries and radiation therapy...

BY Terry Arnold

Terry Arnold was diagnosed with a right inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) in August 2007 and a left contralateral tumor soon after. She had...

BY Ronald A. DePinho, M.D.

Ronald A. DePinho, M.D., became president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in September 2011.

For MD Anderson...

BY Holly Easley

Holly Easley began her cancer journey five years ago when she was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). After two types of chemotherapy...

BY Sara Farris

More than 4 million babies are born each year in the United States according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Unbeknownst...

BY Justin Ozuna

Justin Ozuna lives in Dallas and was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in January 2006. He is a Texas state representative and Dallas...