Posted by Pat Garcia-Gonzalez on September 28, 2010
This past weekend, scientists and physicians from around the world met at the iCMLf ESH International CML Conference in Washington DC to discuss advances in the treatment of this disease. For three days, key opinion leaders in the field, shared data and exchanged ideas; all aimed at the ultimate goal, to find a cure for CML.
From early in the morning, the sessions went, one after the other. In a packed dark room, slide after slide, they challenged themselves to keep asking questions and finding answers. The sessions were separated by small breaks in which the physicians quickly engaged in informal exchanges of experiences and new ideas. This is, with one exception: taking time to write a tribute of support to their patients.
Messages were written in different languages but shared a common thread, telling survivors to not give up, to keep up with their treatment; and reassuring them that they will not stop working until there is a cure.
Maximize Life means waking up every morning with the defined purpose of doing our best and giving to others. There is no doubt that these physicians are part of this great movement.