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Anyone on Braf/MEK inhibitors also on Herceptin?

Forums General Melanoma Community Anyone on Braf/MEK inhibitors also on Herceptin?

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    Eileen L
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    I am a seven year stage 4 survivor on /Vemurafenib/cobimetinib combo as part of the Phase 1 trial. Have been NED for the past 18 months or so, have had a wonderful response to the Braf/MEK combo.

    Have lived long enough to have developed breast cancer! Looks like it is HER2+ so treatment will consist of targeted therapy, probably Herceptin.  

    Anyone out there on a Braf/MEK combo being treated for a second cancer with targeted therapy? My oncologist hasn't heard of anyone in my position but believes it can be done without drug interactions since the targets are so different!

    This turn of events has totally thrown me into a tailspin! I feel like I have battle fatigue, can't  quite believe I need to be a breast cancer warrior as well as a melanoma warrior! 

    Eileen L

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      Fen
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      I'm sorry about this new development, Eileen.  Take a couple days to adjust and then come out swinging.  I've had both breast cancer and melanoma but it was about 10 years ago – as you know the treatments for both have improved immensely.

      My suggestion would be to find a good breast cancer onc and see what he/she knows. Breast cancer research has more funding and there might be some new stuff coming out from that directiion.

      I'm sorry I can't answer your specific question but I hope someone else can.

      fen

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        Eileen L
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        Thanks for your good wishes. I am fortunate in that I am at University of California San Francisco,which has both a Melanoma Center and a Breast Care Center!

        Eileen

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        Eileen L
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        Thanks for your good wishes. I am fortunate in that I am at University of California San Francisco,which has both a Melanoma Center and a Breast Care Center!

        Eileen

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        Eileen L
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        Thanks for your good wishes. I am fortunate in that I am at University of California San Francisco,which has both a Melanoma Center and a Breast Care Center!

        Eileen

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      Fen
      Participant

      I'm sorry about this new development, Eileen.  Take a couple days to adjust and then come out swinging.  I've had both breast cancer and melanoma but it was about 10 years ago – as you know the treatments for both have improved immensely.

      My suggestion would be to find a good breast cancer onc and see what he/she knows. Breast cancer research has more funding and there might be some new stuff coming out from that directiion.

      I'm sorry I can't answer your specific question but I hope someone else can.

      fen

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      Fen
      Participant

      I'm sorry about this new development, Eileen.  Take a couple days to adjust and then come out swinging.  I've had both breast cancer and melanoma but it was about 10 years ago – as you know the treatments for both have improved immensely.

      My suggestion would be to find a good breast cancer onc and see what he/she knows. Breast cancer research has more funding and there might be some new stuff coming out from that directiion.

      I'm sorry I can't answer your specific question but I hope someone else can.

      fen

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      Tim–MRF
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      Eileen:

      I am sorry you are going through a second cancer–doesn't seem fair.

      This is an intriguing question. I will raise this with the companies that make BRAF and MEK to see if they know of any other circumstances like this.

      Tim–MRF

       

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        Eileen L
        Participant

        Thanks Tim. I appreciate your inquiries on my behalf!

        Eileen

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        Eileen L
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        Thanks Tim. I appreciate your inquiries on my behalf!

        Eileen

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        Eileen L
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        Thanks Tim. I appreciate your inquiries on my behalf!

        Eileen

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      Tim–MRF
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      Eileen:

      I am sorry you are going through a second cancer–doesn't seem fair.

      This is an intriguing question. I will raise this with the companies that make BRAF and MEK to see if they know of any other circumstances like this.

      Tim–MRF

       

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      Tim–MRF
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      Eileen:

      I am sorry you are going through a second cancer–doesn't seem fair.

      This is an intriguing question. I will raise this with the companies that make BRAF and MEK to see if they know of any other circumstances like this.

      Tim–MRF

       

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