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Thanks for sharing and the update! You rock, Dick K!!!! I always point to you as one incredible representative of the potential for long term positive results from targeted therapy! May it long continue! celeste
Dick – my husband, Larry, was diagnosed in March 2012 and I remember reading your story on one of the forums. We were in the initial shocked reaction stage and I was particularly interested as Larry’s first treatment (along with gamma knife for a brain met) was vemurafenib. I was so encouraged by your success and it seemed like a ray of hope during a very dark time. We started seeing a reduction in Larry’s lymph nodes in his neck almost within days. I prayed that he would have a long term response like yours. but he only lasted about 9 months before progression. Moved on to Ipi and only had a partial response. Next up was Dabrafenib, which he is still taking 7+ years later. You guys are the poster children for targeted therapy! Prayers for continued success!
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