It’s All In The Numbers, with Marcelo Ortigao and Paul Miller

Approaching a personal record (200) for platelet donation at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Paul Miller shares his nearly two decades of experience advocating for kids with cancer and donating his own blood and platelets to the cause, and what he has witnessed in terms of childhood cancer prevalence.

In a field where numbers are used to justify almost anything and mobilize needed funds for research, Marcelo Ortigao PhD, an associate professor of Preventive Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Uniformed Services University (USU), in Bethesda, MD. as well as a Fogarty Fellow at the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/National Institutes of Health (NIH),  gives our listeners an eye opening description of what the word rare really means concerning the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children.

Both give, with their experience, needed pieces of the confusing puzzle of how we regard children with cancer according to the world of numbers and statistics.

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