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Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm patient finds hope

July 26, 2016

When Frank Dukes was diagnosed with a rare type of leukemia called Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm (BPDCN), he found hope in an SL-401 clinical trial, a type of targeted therapy.

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Glioblastoma survivor: A second opinion gave me hope

July 25, 2016

When Christopher Larkins came to MD Anderson for a second opinion after his glioblastoma diagnosis, he discovered that, despite statistics, there is always reason to be hopeful.

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Facing melanoma in high school

July 21, 2016

Just before Haley Kurisky started her senior year of high school, she learned that a mole on her back was melanoma.

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Creating hope through spacesuit art

July 19, 2016

Ian Cion, director of MD Anderson's Arts in Medicine program, is helping young cancer patients cope with their diagnosis through a collaboration with NASA and ILC Dover.

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Clinical trial gives uterine cancer survivor hope

July 18, 2016

After surgery, radiation and chemotherapy failed to keep Maria Lozana's uterine cancer at bay, she enrolled in a clinical trial. She saw the benefits almost immediately.

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Acute myeloid leukemia: What to know

July 14, 2016

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that can progress rapidly if not treated. Learn about AML symptoms and treatment options in this Q&A with Naveen Pemmaraju, M.D.

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Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor helps create history

July 12, 2016

Two-time Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor David Olazaba is making history through a collaboration between MD Anderson's Arts in Medicine program, NASA and ILC Dover.

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Pediatric cancer patients’ dreams take flight

July 11, 2016

Jacob Ballard is one of hundreds of young patients who participated in the MD Anderson Arts in Medicine program's most recent project: the design of three spacesuits. Learn how this project has helped him soar.

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Caregiver prepares for daughter to leave the nest after cancer

July 06, 2016

When Victoria Collins' 14-year-old daughter Michelle was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) in 2014, the world stood still for a moment. Two years later, Michelle is well and preparing to leave for college.

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Glioblastoma survivor: Game on

July 01, 2016

After Dean Hawkins was diagnosed with grade IV glioblastoma, he realized that staying positive was his only option.

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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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