For so many childhood cancer patients the only hope for beating their disease is a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. A new friend of ours in this journey is preparing even now for a transplant December as she fights neuroblastoma. The man who invented this procedure has died. To tens of thousands he is a real hero.
E. Donnall Thomas, a physician who pioneered the use of bone marrow transplants in leukemia patients and later won the 1990 Nobel Prize in medicine, has died in Seattle at age 92.
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