- July 29, 2010 at 8:36 pm
We are on the Oregon coast and have been to the Providence Portland melanoma clinic. Our local doctor consulted with with Dr. Curti while my husband was stage IIIc and now that he’s stage IV we’re seeing if he can get on the BRAF trial (Roche trial). Other than that I can’t give you a stronger opinion on the place and/ or treatments offered. My husband just moved to stage IV in early July and we’ve been wating this long for processing of the tissues/ paperwork for genetic testing (feeling very frustrated and impatient). If he is not eligible for the BRAF here, they suggested IL2 or the Ippi trial. Dr. Walter Urba is the cancer center’s director and they do a lot of work in immunotherapy. Another cancer center here is OHSU. If my husband were willing to travel a bit, I’d take him to Seattle Cancer Care – another excellent center 6 hours north and I’ve heard a lot of great things about (also known as fred hutchenson). They have BRAF there and Ippi and are doing work on adotive T cell therapy.
How is the BRAF working for your husband?
Hope all is well, JenC