Blog Entries

Welcome, from the Director of Accelerate Progress

A welcome and introduction to our organization and our website, dedicated to accelerating progress for patients fighting life-threatening illnesses

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A word on Leukemia and progress from Dr. Emil J. Freireich

A brief history of our progress against Leukemia and a warning about the effects of regulation on patients, from a leader in his field

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Press release updates coming soon

This page will house press releases from Accelerate Progress

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Patient Tributes

Tributes to Carol Ann Thomas

"You Light Up My Life" by Rawley Thomas and fellow Celebrants

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A tribute to Roy Lilly, the man we all knew as “Coach”

A tribute to a colleague and friend with whom I worked for almost forty years

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Outside Editorials

“Mr. President-elect, strengthen fight against cancer” by Lance Armstrong

A recent commentary piece by Lance Armstrong, cycling champion and founder of LiveStrong

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“FDA Overhaul Overdue” by Henry Miller

Dr. Miller, who headed the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Biotechnology from 1989 to 1993, calls for reform

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Current Issues


An Introduction to and education on the Access, Care, Compassion, and Ethics for Seriously Ill Patients Act, referenced as S. 3046 and H.R. 6270

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The 10-year look back at FDAMA

An examination of the intent of 1997's Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act ("FDAMA") and what goals we have and have not achieved

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