I have been following the thread of Feisty D on two different anti-PD-1 clinical trials in LA, as our next step is to try to get Gary into one of them. Unfortunately the latest MRI and CT scan showed that the Gemzar and Taxotere were not helping and that the spindle-cell cancer was growing in his left lung and in his lower spine. (He had a spinal operation on T1-T4 in early May.) The somewhat good news was that he had no brain mets and that Gary is "healthy"--heart, organs, etc. are all good. The tumors in the right lung have actually shrunk. Our oncologist who we think is terrific is recommending radiation for the spine, stopping the chemo and trying to get into a clinical trial for the anti-PD1 immunotherapy. We tried UCLA and they are checking if there are openings and we have an appointment with the Angeles Clinic. I feel completely inadequate navigating the clinical trial world. Are there questions we should be asking about this anti-PD1 trial? Feisty D--any news from your experience? I learned about the Angeles Clinic from Cancer Grace and I am so grateful for this space. Thank you to the doctors, moderators, and caring community.
Sun, 07/22/2012 - 18:46#1
Update on Gary and Thank You - 1245688