- August 14, 2010 at 8:53 pm
Ipilimumub in my opinion is an option to be very hopeful about. IL-2 is also an option. It can actually cure about one in 20 patients. I know those aren't great odds, but it can happen. I've met people who have had incredible responses with IL-2.
Have they tested your tumor for c-kit. Tumors that express c-kit may respond to Gleevec.
Carbo + taxol chemotherapy is becoming more popular in the United States. It is probably at least as effective as dacarbazine. Abraxane is a newer chemotherapy drug that has also shown some promise (I'm not sure if it is available in Australia).
Good luck and God bless you,