Pediatric Hematology/Oncology – R. Nagasubramanian, MD – Nemours Children’s Hospital

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology – R. Nagasubramanian, MD – Nemours Children’s Hospital

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology – R. Nagasubramanian, MD – Nemours Children’s Hospital

By Bryan Wright 0 Comment October 11, 2019


I chose to come into the
field of pediatric hematology oncology because of its
challenge and opportunity. The overall survival
for children’s cancer is way better than
adult survival. But there are still
significant challenges to treating some
pediatric cancers. The stories that have
really stayed with me– the children that have
been cured completely and then I see them
14 years later. And I saw a child the other day,
and he is now an oncologist. And we’re really proud of that. We’re very happy to
be a part of them. But the ones that
really stay in my mind are the ones that we
have not be able to cure. And the life of
those children still sort of is in front of my eyes. And that gives me going. So one of the reasons that
I wanted to be oncologist is to be able to be in
a position to continue to counsel those families. That we can still help these
children and the families. And that’s really what
makes this community do these clinical
trials and research. As a clinical researcher,
as a clinical physician, that’s why it’s been
my [? most ?] goal to bring forward the
latest in clinical advance to the families. We don’t quit. The families never quit. And so we shouldn’t quit. And we don’t. This is what keeps us going. I want, or we want the
families and the children to know that we are going
to work with them as a team, to give them the best
possible outcome. I want them to be able
to feel and know that. And that is the goal of all
our thoughts and actions. The child comes first. The family comes first. And we will do whatever
it takes to get them the care they need the
way they want it, to get the best possible outcome.

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