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How a clinical trial gave me my life back after MDS and AML

October 26, 2016

After years of chemotherapy to treat myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), Shirley O'Brien came to MD Anderson, where doctors discovered that the disease had progressed to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). An AG120 clinical trial finally put Shirley's

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Why I’m taking tamoxifen to avoid breast cancer

October 25, 2016

After an abnormal biopsy, Kathleen Gahm began taking tamoxifen to reduce her breast cancer risk. Learn why she's glad she made this decision.

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Childhood brain tumor survivor dreams of curing cancer

October 24, 2016

When Tony Castro was diagnosed with a stage III anaplastic ependymoma, his mother brought him to MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center for his childhood brain tumor treatment. Today, Tony's back to his old self.

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Phase I clinical trial gives renal cell carcinoma survivor life

October 21, 2016

Carl "Travis" Klimitchek had unsuccessfully tried several types of chemotherapy to treat his renal cell carcinoma when his MD Anderson doctor recommended a Phase I clinical trial.

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Breast reconstruction: 4 things to know

October 19, 2016

Breast reconstruction can benefit a patient's body image and quality of life, but many breast cancer patients don't understand their reconstructive surgery options. Find out what you should know.

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Phase I clinical trial takes colon cancer prognosis from hospice to healing

October 18, 2016

A BRAF gene mutation meant chemotherapy couldn't successfully treat Tim Givens' colon cancer. But a Phase I clinical trial at MD Anderson changed the course of his treatment and has given him two-and-a-half years with no evidence of disease.

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For Boot Walk co-chairs, MD Anderson’s mission is personal

October 17, 2016

Between them, Dorothy and Malcolm Paterson have survived cancer three times. Now, they're focused on paying it forward and supporting cancer research as co-chairs of MD Anderson's 2016 Boot Walk to End Cancer™.

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Endoscopic mucosal resection helps patient avoid surgery

October 14, 2016

When an endoscopy showed Catherine Arellano had a large colon polyp, she didn't want to undergo surgery to remove 10 inches of her colon. But at MD Anderson, she learned about another option: an endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) procedure.

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Throat cancer survivor: The good, the bad and the ugly of treatment

October 13, 2016

After completing seven weeks of throat cancer treatment at MD Anderson, he reflects on the highs and lows of his cancer journey.

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Vismodegib lets eyelid cancer survivor keep his vision

October 11, 2016

After being diagnosed with an eyelid cancer recurrence, Paul Skobel came to MD Anderson for a new drug called Vismodegib. Not only did it shrink his tumor, it allowed him to keep his eye.

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Are you at Risk For Colorectal Cancer?

  • 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths for men and women combined
  • Colonoscopies not only discover cancer, but can also stop cancer
  • 50% of Americans still do not get colonoscopy reimbursement
  • Colon cancer research is still vastly under-funded

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