Overheard . . .

. . . in the space of ten minutes at the Convention Center in “New Orleans”:http://www.polytropos.org/archives/000433.html:

* Two middle-aged doctors trying to one-up each other with tales of exorbitant swag and junkets showered on them by drug companies.

* A cluster of young doctors (med students?) looking over the schedule, helping each other identify the worthwhile industry-sponsored symposia amid all the ones that are there to shill for a product.

In cancer care, just like everywhere else, you’ll find all kinds.