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BY Ronda Wendler

Shelly Ward is a trailblazer. As one of only a few female airplane pilots with the U.S. Justice Department’s Drug Enforcement Administration, she conducts aerial surveillance that helps dismantle drug trafficking rings and brings criminals to justice.

“My job is never dull,” she says. “I’ve got to be on my game at all times. I can’t afford to become rattled.”

But when Shelly’s husband, Kerrick, received a rare pancreatic...

Cancer caregiver support group participant Shelly Ward with her husband, Kerrick Ward, a pancreatic cancer patient

BY Kelly Calagna

“You are not alone.” These are just a few of the kind words that Donya’ Easterly came home to find posted on her front door recently....

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Mary Hernandez didn’t realize how sick she was when she came to the MD Anderson Emergency Center on March 30. The 41-year-old was still reeling...

BY Ronda Wendler

While George Chang, M.D., battled the cough, high fever and severe body aches caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), his immune system was producing antibodies -- “warrior” proteins that fight infections.

“I had a rough go of it, but in the end, my body produced the antibodies to beat the coronavirus,” says Chang, a colorectal cancer surgeon at MD Anderson.

Most antibodies are found in plasma -- the yellow, liquid part of...

George Chang, M.D.

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Like many people, Suzanne Damann has had to curtail her activities due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Social distancing and...

BY Molly Adams

As we each do our part to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) by practicing social distancing and staying home, many...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

As more people recover from the novel coronavirus and seek to resume their normal activities, there’s been a lot of talk about testing for...

BY Naveen Pemmaraju, M.D.

I think the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is one of the most serious – and important – times of our generation. Right now, as the U.S. heads...

BY Higdon Compton

I was first diagnosed with kidney cancer in spring 2019. I had a chest X-ray because I’d recently quit smoking. My lungs were OK, but the...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

Want to help a friend or loved one facing cancer during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but not sure how?

“Cancer patients...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Have you heard the one about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) isn’t nearly as bad as catching the flu? How about the claim that only “old people...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

The best things you can do to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are practicing social distancing, staying home and washing...

BY Ronda Wendler

Before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many cancer patients and caregivers were already experiencing insomnia. And now, the added challenges...

BY Clara Fowler

News headlines about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic seem to change by the minute. And it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the massive amounts...

BY Ronda Wendler

Callie Piper is a planner with a capital “P.” And nothing thrown her way during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed that....

BY Kelley Murfin

Since Robert Alvarado was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in 2014, his family has accompanied him to each appointment, from...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Over the course of their 33-year marriage, Jack ("Pat") and Cindy Chamberlain have faced many challenges. Jack lost his job right...

BY Peter WT Pisters, M.D.

Like everyone, the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted my work life and daily routines. As president of MD Anderson,...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

As we practice social distancing to protect ourselves and others during the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s easy...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Mara Antonoff, M.D.’s children have been hand-delivering encouragement to her patients regularly, ever since the cardiothoracic surgeon joined...

BY Lori Baker

Completing cancer treatment is a big deal. Frequently, it’s celebrated through a bell ringing ceremony with family and care team members....

BY Allison Rosen

When I was undergoing treatment for colorectal cancer about eight years ago, it was really important that I stay away from other people, especially...