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It began in the summer ofthe summer after her kindergarten year. Barbara Bowles was a 5-year-old girl growing up in the drowsy river town of Natchez, Mississippi. Happy and seemingly healthy, a fetching gap between her two front teeth, she was an introvert with brown hair, the youngest of three. She took piano lessons and, with few neighborhood girls her age, became a tomboy by default.

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Pinkel served as CEO and director of St. He also played an important role in the critical years in leukemia research at Roswell Park Cancer Center. Pinkel was the subject of an in-depth profile in Smithsonian Magazine in When Pinkel won the Charles F. Kettering prize inhe received the following write-up in The Cancer Letter :.

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Pinkel was responsible for developing the concept of total therapy for ALL. His treatment plan included four distinct phases, with different combinations of anticancer drugs pinkel geschichte for initial and long term therapy. He showed the importance of specific therapy to the central nervous system in combatting the disease, using radiation therapy alone and in combination with drugs injected directly into the spinal fluid. Margaret Sullivan, professor of pediatrics at M.

Anderson, has since demonstrated that spinal fluid chemotherapy by itself is as effective as radiation had been. He felt that if they were still in remission after two or three years of chemotherapy, further maintenance therapy was not necessary.

He waited until his first seven pediatric leukemia patients had been treated, taken off therapy and followed for five more years before publishing the. Five of that group continue in good health, one drowned on a fishing trip and the other lived 14 years before dying of another disease.

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Mary Pinkel interviewed her father in November What follows is an edited excerpt from their conversation. Mary Pinkel: When you decided to specialize in pediatric cancer, did people look at you like you were quixotic? Donald Pinkel: Yeah. It was felt that there was nothing you could do for childhood cancer because of the complexity of the disease and lack of understanding of its origin. It was the general feeling then that you had to know the exact cause of the disease in order to be able to do much about it.

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There were all kinds of theories but very little information. I found it very sad and very challenging. I felt stirred up by the fact that so many of these youngsters were abandoned.

A diagnosis was made and that was the end of it. The parents and child often felt hopeless and I felt that Pinkel geschichte could get in there and at least give them some hope and palliation of the suffering. Fortunately, in when I was still a student, it was shown that a drug—now called methotrexate, an antagonist of the vitamin folic acid—would induce complete remission of the disease in about one third to one half of children who had acute lymphoblastic leukemia ALL.

But the remissions only lasted three to four months and [eventually] the child would die. That was the light at the end of the tunnel. But there was a lot of frustration because it was only temporary, and the drugs were very toxic.

Given the fact that it was frustrating work and so risky, why did you keep working in the field of pediatric leukemia? DP: Well, because…no one pinkel geschichte was. The disease was neglected, and no one was doing much in the way of research or in actual care because they were so frustrated.

I felt an obligation to fill the vacuum. Paralyzed and confined to a hospital bed for several months, he had to learn to walk again. Sidney Farber. DP: Yes. I had braces and crutches but improving all the time.

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I had excellent care in the Army and at the V. Because I was relatively young and otherwise healthy, I had a lot of recovery, so I was able to get down to short leg braces and a pair of canes. I was able to get more experience [in Boston] because that was the Mecca for pediatric cancer. People came from all over the world. Farber had discovered methotrexate and they were always on the cutting edge. They had probably the pinkel geschichte center in the world at that time for children with leukemia. I was given a new drug to evaluate…. It was a breakthrough.

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We also learned we could shrink down a large tumor so that you could remove it surgically. That became a standard form of therapy, a very important advance not only because of the drug being effective but also because it ushered in a whole new way of thinking about treating cancer. DP: I had this income from the Army, an Army pension.

I got an offer from Buffalo. Roswell Park was expanding. I was offered a job to start a new department of pediatrics at Roswell Park Cancer Center in Buffalo.

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The salary was better. I said I need more than that. Mary Lasker had a fund there. Not a fabulous sum for a family of six but we could get along because I had the pension. We moved back to Buffalo.

DP: Then the winters were getting to me. Finally, the last year we were there, I got pneumonia. I was really not feeling well while I continued to work. I began looking around. It turned out that University of Colorado was interested in me. At the same time, they got wind of me in Memphis.

They were just building St. Jude Hospital. They wanted someone in childhood cancer, specifically leukemia. Denver was a very nice situation, a beautiful place, a sweetheart of an opportunity. I began thinking about it. Memphis pinkel geschichte such a sad place medically, highly segregated, not much going on there scientifically.

It would be a real challenge. I asked: who are the real powers behind St. They came up with Mr. Ed Barry, chairman of the board and a real rock of a man who was a great philanthropist and a great civic leader. And the other one was Michael F. He was doing all the fundraising that would support St. Jude, working of course with Danny Thomas. We talked all day about our philosophies, viewpoints. Ed Barry had been trained by Jesuits like I had.

Pinkel geschichte had common ground. They were liberal, amazingly so. The main motivation for me was the big vacuum, in terms of civil rights, science, and providing a service that was not being met in that part of the USA for both white and black children. DP: Seeing children cured of cancer and living good lives…like the patient in the book White Blood, a boy who had acute leukemia when he was two. He [grew up], went through college, double science major and got a full scholarship at a first-rate medical school.

I saw many other kids—some of whom barely survived the first couple of weeks of leukemia—and they pulled through. You are always sort of gambling you might say. Pinkel wrote about his journey as a pediatric oncologist in White Blood, a book edited by noted British scientist, Mel Greaves. Donald Pinkel, with a patient. The Pinkel family, Memphis

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