A patient’s perspective
When Elsie just turned three she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Along with her treatment, Elsie's doctor, Maxine Hetherington, MD, brought up the subject of participating in research to her parents. They agreed and Elsie has participated in multiple studies, including Children's Oncology Group clinical trials.
"It is a privilege to be able to affect treatment in a way that hopefully leads to better outcomes for future families going through this," said Elsie's mom.