Our laboratory is grateful to the OHSU Technology Transfer and Business Development Office for the award of the 2012 Technology Transfer Achievement Award. It is actually the other way around... the staff at the TTBDO that deserve the award! The team of Travis Cook, Ruth Epling and (especially) Tommy Pham make possible relationships with businesses and pharmaceutical makers that open new avenues of exploration in the mission to create tangible new therapies for childhood cancer. This is a unique group of professionals... they are advocates of the children and families touched by these cancers, and this team is integral to our research program. We thank Tommy, Ruth and Travis for all that they do.