I always wondered what the story was when Carter seemed to miraculously recover from his cancer. When the two scientists won a Nobel Prize for cancer research recently it made me wonder some more. I have a young, athletic friend who looks like the very model of health as a fantastic bicyclist, but he has very aggressive life-threatening tumors, so now I think about cancer every day.

I hate to raise false hope or be that kid in the car who keeps asking are we there yet? But...are we? For some people at least?