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Buffalo's best team ever? The Cancer Cowboys

The Buffalo Sabres are winning again in my hometown of Buffalo, New York.

My beloved Bills may make the playoffs again -- someday.

But while touring for "Cancer Crossings" A Brother, His Doctors and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia," I was asked if this medical advance, dare say medical miracle, could have happened anywhere else except Western New York?

I decided that Roswell Park was the only place and the "Cancer Cowboys" were the best team or organization ever in Buffalo. Here's a link to my recent column about this in the Buffalo News

https://buffalonews.com/2018/11/24/another-voice-roswell-parks-cancer-cowboys-launched-a-moonshot-50-years-ago/

 

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Publication Day for "Cancer Crossings"

It's official: "Cancer Crossings: A Brother, His Doctors and the Quest to Cure Childhood Leukemia" will be published this weekend.

Thanks to so many people for believing in the project, which was a departure for me in many ways.

The great group of editors at Cornell Press, starting with Dean Smith, Fran Benson and Suzanne Gordon, made this a much better book than the original manuscript.

Also, thanks to the doctors who spoke with me and took the time to explain what it was like to take on this shape-shifter of a disease. We lost Dr. James Holland, one of the giants in this field in recent weeks. But his words and philosophy live on in these pages.

And, finally, special thanks to my family. We've been through a lot together and we continue to sail for the far horizon.  Read More 

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CCrossings Excerpt in Psychology Today

Thrilled to be asked to do a monthly blog for Psychology Today. We kick things off with an excerpt from "Cancer Crossings: A Brother, His Doctors and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia."
A reminder that the official book launch will be at Politics & Prose, the great independent bookstore in Washington, D.C., on Sunday April 22. The events begins at 1 p.m. with amazing novelist and good friend Mary Kay Zuravleff moderating the discussion. More events coming soon. Keep an eye on the Calendar section on this web site.  Read More 

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Final cover for Cancer Crossings

Thanks to Ken Burns for endorsing Cancer Crossings: A Brother, His Doctors and the Quest to Cure Childhood Leukemia.
He says, "For as long as I have followed his work, Tim Wendel has always chosen a distinct path of intimate stories within big topics, those subjects revealed by his superb way of getting at  Read More 

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Finishing Galleys edits for Cancer Crossings

Coming down the homestretch. These edits need to be back to the publisher by mid-September.

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Cancer Crossings subtitle

Dr. James Holland, left, and Dr. Jerome Yates.

After much discussion, we've decided on a subtitle and a slight alternation to the main title. The entire package is now -- CANCER CROSSINGS: A Brother, His Doctors and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia.
That sums up this part family memoir, part medical narrative pretty well.
Next up? The final edits  Read More 

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