Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New views on old rules.

Good morning! Over the weekend I posted my second article recapping the ANR. This article covered a presentation entitled "Consolidation Treatment with anti-GD2-Antibody ch14.18 in Children with Stage IV Neuroblastoma Prevents Late Relapses." This abstract took an in-depth look at some new findings on an old trial. Once found to provide no benefit, a long-term retrospective review now shows that antibody therapy may prevent late relapses. Although I did not feel that the title was nearly as clear cut as the authors state, it was promising information and certainly a reversal on previous findings. The article can be found here:

On a personal note, yesterday marked the beginning of Twerp Summer Boot Camp. The kiddos were completely and utterly frantic. They were beside themselves and overwhelmed with hysteria. In fact, they way overshot excitement and it took the better part of the day to settle them down and bring them back down to earth. Claudia gave them leeway to be excited but, although they were still far more giggly and goofy than usual, it was not long before she had them all under her spell. Within an hour she had transformed them from a raucous bunch, with a penchant for playing conquer and divide by scattering into different rooms without warning, into a cohesive unit focused on group projects. Yep, it was not long before she had them cleaning up after themselves and spouting "yes mams" and "no mams" without abandon.

Now, I don't want to leave you with the wrong impression. I don't want you to think that my kiddos were all under control. They still have a long way to go. However, it was a great first step. You must remember. These our my offspring that we are talking about. They are sneaky underhanded little snots with my wife's good looks. They are intentionally deceiving and always undermining, constantly looking for a weak spot in the armor. It will take a plan. It will take leadership. It will take Miss Claudia!

I sure hope she comes back today:)

My purpii await!

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