I spent the day with the future of cancer care for kids.
A lab full of pediatric oncologists who were so impressive, so full of hope, so full of confidence. It was the complete package. They talked about their work in the lab. How clinical trials are showing promise; that they should soon become standard care in the near future. They talked about how half-matches in the risky world of bone marrow transplants has opened up this curative treatment to an entire new minority population, that once had so many problems qualifying for this procedure.
In short, they talked about giving these kids their lives back, when not that long ago, hope was in short supply.
These are doctors who are on the ground floor of treatment. They see the changes in care for these kids. They see young lives with a future.
It was a good day of doctor talk.