Happy Birthday Dr. West!

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May 2, 2013 at 10:34 am  #1256111    
Denise Brock
Denise Brock

I just wanted to wish Dr. West a very happy birthday. He is a busy guy with many things going on but still manages to keep GRACE at the top of his list. A small recognition, but deserved. Happy Birthday, Jack!

May 2, 2013 at 11:13 am  #1256112    

certain spring

I’ll second that. Should there be some kind of vegetarian birthday cake?


49-year-old non-smoker, dx stage IV NSCLC May 2010 (squamous tumour of the left lung with multiple brain metastases). Radiotherapy to chest and brain; progressed through two cycles carbo/gemcitabine. Repeated lung collapses; pneumonia in collapsed lung, Nov 2010; bronchial stent placed, Dec 2010. Declined second-line Taxotere. Mutation testing Feb 2011, surprise EGFR exon deletion 19. Started Tarceva (150mg), Feb 2011. Progression in liver and elsewhere, May 2013.

May 2, 2013 at 11:16 am  #1256113    
JimC Forum Moderator
JimC Forum Moderator

Happy birthday, Dr. West! With many thanks for all you have done for me and us.

JimC
Forum moderator


Jul 2008 Wife Liz (51/never smoker) Dx Stage IV NSCLC EGFR exon 19
4 cycles Carbo/alimta, 65% shrinkage
Tarceva maintenance
Mar 2010 progression, added Alimta, stable
Sep 2010 multiple brain mets, WBR
Oct 2010 large pericardial effusion, tamponade
Jan 2011 progression, start abraxane
Jun 2011-New liver, brain mets, add Tarceva
Oct 2011-Dx Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis; pulsed Tarceva
At rest Nov 4 2011
Since then: http://cancergrace.org/blog/jim-and-lisa

May 2, 2013 at 11:26 am  #1256115    

ssflxl

HAPPYY BIRTHDAY AND MANY MORE TO COME!!

ssflxl


Non smoker Asian F, St 4 NSCLC – 11/2010, 6 cm LUL mass, met to paraspinal muscle, +EGFR at Exon 21 L858R. Tarceva in 11/2010, rad to lung mass and met. 5/2012 – PET showed inc SUV in primary cancer, new 1.6 cm lesion in left thoracic inlet causing Horner’s syndrome. Cyberknife to lesion – 5/2012. Restarted Tarceva 75mg/day -5/12, reduced to 50mg. 8/12 – PET- thoracic inlet lesion gone. 11/12 PET – inc SUV in primary tumor, ant mammary node, some SUV uptake in a fibrotic area in apex. Biopsy of this showed fibrosis and scant atypical cell. Cyberknife to mammary node, continue Tarceva. PET-10/13 – incr SUV to 14 in left primary tumor and new 1cm nodule in LUL, no new symptom. 12/13 – biopsy of LUL- same Exon 21, L858R – ?no T790M. on Tarceva 75/50. 1/14 PET – not much change. 2/14 – arm pain, cough, sob. CT – inc tumor to 5.5×5.9 with LUL collapse. 2/14 – Carbo/Pem x6. 4/14 PET – dec SUV but new bony lesions. PET in 6/14 – stable. start Pem every 3 wks in 7/14, Pamidronate every 6 wk.

May 2, 2013 at 12:06 pm  #1256117    
catdander forum moderator
catdander forum moderator

Very Happy Birthday! You and your efforts mean so much to us.
Love and Peace

May 2, 2013 at 2:45 pm  #1256123    

smyth01

Couldn’t of put it better myself, Happy Birthday!

May 2, 2013 at 4:37 pm  #1256126    

huiyuan49

生日快乐!

Happy Birthday! Dr. West !

May 2, 2013 at 4:52 pm  #1256127    

judys

Add my voice to the chorus of birthday wishes for Dr West!


Never-smoker; Diagnosed 2/2007 at age 64 with NSCLC adenocarcinoma, Stage 3b. Carboplatin/taxol/avastin: 3/07 – 6/07; radiation 8/07 -9/07; Avastin 10/07 – 12/07; Nodules in prev.clear rt lung; repeated carbo/taxol/avastin 1/08 – 3/08; Tarceva 4/08 – 9/11; radiation to soft tissue mass between two ribs 10/11; Alimta 10/11 – 2/12; treatment break; return to Alimta 5/12 – 6/12. Taxotere 7/12 – 10/12; treatment break 11/12 – 1/13; scan showed progression 1/13; restarted taxotere with zometa 2/13

May 2, 2013 at 7:13 pm  #1256130    

double trouble

:-D :-D :-D HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :-D :-D :-D

May 2, 2013 at 8:45 pm  #1256140    

marisa93

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR WEST!!!! Hope your day was fantastic, you deserve it:)


Nov 23, 2010 husband(49/smoker) dx IV NSLC mets to brain/liver, Nov-Dec, 2010 15 WBR tx, Jan’11 MRI much improved, Dec ’10-Mar’11 4 txs carbo/alimta/avastin w/good response, Apr ’11 MRI mets almost gone, Apr ’11 start maintenance alimta, Jul ’11 MRI still good, Jul ’11 carbo/taxol for new lung met and 2 liver mets, Oct ’11 MRI new brain mets and major progression in liver, Nov 2, ’11 GK, Nov 19, 2011 at peace
Since then: http://cancergrace.org/forums/index.php?topic=11426.0

May 2, 2013 at 10:05 pm  #1256154    
Dr West
Dr West

Thank you all very much. I spent a full day in clinic (though interrupted by people bringing in birthday lunch and cake), but I did have a nice dinner with my family. I really appreciate you all thinking of me.

-Dr. West

May 3, 2013 at 1:41 am  #1256163    

certain spring

Hope it was carrot cake :)


49-year-old non-smoker, dx stage IV NSCLC May 2010 (squamous tumour of the left lung with multiple brain metastases). Radiotherapy to chest and brain; progressed through two cycles carbo/gemcitabine. Repeated lung collapses; pneumonia in collapsed lung, Nov 2010; bronchial stent placed, Dec 2010. Declined second-line Taxotere. Mutation testing Feb 2011, surprise EGFR exon deletion 19. Started Tarceva (150mg), Feb 2011. Progression in liver and elsewhere, May 2013.

May 3, 2013 at 8:03 am  #1256173    

forherbie

Belated Happy Birthday wishes to a great guy!
Anne

May 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm  #1256184    
Denise Brock
Denise Brock

Well, I am 329 in dog years…. Thanks to my daughter for pointing that out. :).

May 3, 2013 at 12:46 pm  #1256185    

golfadkt

Happy birthday to one of the best human beings to walk the face of this earth! Words csnnot express how valuable you are to the world.

May 3, 2013 at 1:33 pm  #1256188    

Jazz

Happy Belated Birthday, Dr. West! Hope you got all the things you wished for, including something like a Spring Fling cake… I didn’t know you were vegetarian. Wishing you many, many birthdays to come. Gosh, you’re a spring chicken ;)

Jazz


Non-smoker, Dx 6/06 Stage IV Adeno. EGFR+ (exon 19 del), T790m+. Trial: 2cyc Carbo/Doce/Avastin + 2 w/Gem 8 – 12/06; Avastin maint. 1 – 4/07. Alimta + Tarceva 5/07 – 2/09. NED to 8/09. Tarceva 150 9/09-5/11, SBRT/XRS to lung & spine met 2/11. Trial MK2206 (AKT inhibitor) + Tarceva 5 – 12/11. Afatinib+cetuximab trial 2/12 -2/13. LL collapsed. 1/13 PET – new bone & adrenal mets. 4 cyc Carbo-Gem-Tarceva 5/13. Brain MRI 10/13 – clear. Lost Dad to LC 5/13.Anti-PDL1@Angeles Clinic?

May 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm  #1256203    

chebird

Belated happy birthday! The evening sounded lovely.


- Husband: 7/11, 8+ cm Pancoast into T1, T2 and 3 ribs. – Fall 2011 chem/rads, partial response with tumor shrinking to 5.5 cm. – EGFR + Tarceva started 10/11 – 1/12- 4/13 Happy with NED – 4/13 intradural mets to spine and head. – 5/13-7/13 radiation to lower half of spine and 2 spots in head. Uncontrolled pain. – Mom: VATS for 1a 7/09. Mets to liver. stage 1V 7/13. Chemo. – Step-mom: dx 11/12 squamous stage 111. chem/rads.
9/27/13 Dx multiple LMC tumors throughout spine

May 7, 2013 at 1:35 am  #1256282    

smile

I’m late, Happy Birthday and Happy every day! :-D

May 7, 2013 at 9:16 am  #1256285    

laya d.

Happy Belated Birthday to one of the greatest heros of our time!!!

xoxo,
Laya


1/10 – My Mom (58) dx w/ NSCLC-Adeno 3a; 1 cycle of neoadjuvent Carbo/Alimta before finding out EGFR+ (Ex. 19), then switched to 7 wks of neoadjuvent Tarceva/150 mg (major shrinkage); 4/10 – right pneumonectomy; 6/10 started 3 rounds of adjuvent Cis/Alimta w/ concurrent chest radiation (7 wks); 8/10 – NED; 11/10 – small nodule in left lung; 1/11 – 3 small nodules in left lung, start Tarceva/100 mg; 4/11 – suspected sclerotic met to hip, continue w/ Tarceva, add XGEVA, brain MRI clear; 9/11 – solitary 3 cm met (adeno w/ T790m mutation) to cerebellum, surgery and gamma knife, up Tarceva to 150 mg; 11/11 – 2 left lung nodules growing, biopsy on 1 shows mutation from adeno to squamous (shocker!), brain MRI clear, continue Tarceva & Xgeva; 2/12 – brain MRI clear, CT scan, remaining nodule slightly bigger – – monitor for now, Tarceva (reduced to 100 mg) & Xgeva continued; 4/12 progression and rebiopsy (confirmed adeno), stop Tarceva, switch to Carbo/Alimta; 6/12 maintenanceAlimta; 8/12 back to Tarceva; 10/12 Gemzar; 11/16 difficulty breathing; 12/12 hospice initiated…my Mom passed away peacefully on 12/19/12. Heartbroken.

May 7, 2013 at 9:43 am  #1256291    

mikem

I am late to this one also. Happy Birthday Dr.West! –mikem :-D


56 year old former smoker diagnosed w/Stage IV NSCLC Adenocarcinoma 10/20/09 Completed 6 carbo/alimta followed by 10 Alimta maintenance. Biopsy of iliac negative for metastatic disease. Might not have been a stage IV after all. Oct. 2010, on to surgery…. removed lung. All lymph nodes clear 11-17-10. July 2014 Still all clear. One more 6 month check and if all is good annual only.

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