Hello everyone, I have a question for you all:
Mom just finished cycle 6 on CO-1686 and just had CT scans done this week. The results showed that there is continued stability in her lungs, abdomen, pelvis, and neck. However, there seems to be indications of NEW metastasis to her brain (multiple spots in her frontal, occipital, temporal lobes, and basal ganglia; currently small and ranging from 5-7mm). We are currently waiting for an appointment for a brain MRI to more clearly see these new spots. The onc has mentioned that the Clovis med although works well to control disease in the lungs, it does not seem to cross the blood brain barrier. If indeed these new spots are due to metastasis, they would proceed to brain radiation (either spot radiation or whole brain depending on how numerous) and she can still continue on the trial med.
My question is: do you guys think brain radiation and continued trial med is the best way to control disease, especially given the new possible brain mets? Would standard chemotherapy or some other treatment for cancer work better to control brain mets?
We are not sure if we should stay on this trial med or if there are other treatments out there that is better at controlling disease that has progressed to the brain. Thanks for the replies in advance guys.