Wednesday, September 07, 2011

That was a Quick Ride

Dr. Martins called about a half hour ago.  The chinical trial radiologist reconsidered and agreed that there was too much progression.  So I am off the clinical trial.

The current options so far are:

1) whether the clinical trial  would permit me to continue using MDX1105 outside the trial for humanitarian reasons (any lawyers out there know about these sorts of appeals?).

2) using  Gemcitabine (Gemzar).  Not shown to be very efficacious in late chemo settings.

3) using Sunitinib.  This would be an off label use and there is a question whether the insurance company would pay for this as a result.


The options are not so good.  We shall see.


Dan Matyola said...

I am very sorry and disappointed to read that you will not be able to continue in the clinical trial. I know that gave you a lot of hope.

You have excellent physicians, and your talented daughter, to rely upon. Listen the them and keep up the good fight.

Our thoughts and prayers are always with you.

Lt Dan

Lynn Merring said...

If love and prayer will help at all you are in very good stead. We're all here for you.