It is easy for me to write about childhood cancer in many respects. It matters to me. It touched me personally through the diagnosis and loss of my amazing daughter Alexis. Where I think the struggle lies is changing the entire landscape with respect to fighting the disease.
I am convinced that one of the biggest impediments to finding cures for childhood cancer is the way we force our kids to fight. The regulatory and institutional red tape cause many parents not to enroll their children in clinical trials.
What if a preeminent global health authority declared there's a public health "time bomb" among us? What if he were the person most responsible for leading the coalition that turned HIV/AIDS from a certain death sentence into a manageable illness?