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    Laurie from maine
    Participant

    hi,

    I had hoped to go to the melanoma symposium last night but couldnt make it down from Maine.  Did anyone go?  I really like Dr Lawrence and Dr Hodi and would be interested to hear how it went and if any new info was brought up.  I was also hoping to run into people from this site, oh well.

    thanks

    laurie from maine

    hi,

    I had hoped to go to the melanoma symposium last night but couldnt make it down from Maine.  Did anyone go?  I really like Dr Lawrence and Dr Hodi and would be interested to hear how it went and if any new info was brought up.  I was also hoping to run into people from this site, oh well.

    thanks

    laurie from maine

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
      Participant

      Hi Laurie,

      I made it in.  The three Doctors, Lawrence of MGH, Hodi of DF, and Mohadevan of BIDMC had excellent info from their areas of expertise.  The event was videotaped and will be available online soon. I'll make sure to get you a link.

      Jerry from Cape Cod

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      Jerry from Cape Cod
      Participant

      Hi Laurie,

      I made it in.  The three Doctors, Lawrence of MGH, Hodi of DF, and Mohadevan of BIDMC had excellent info from their areas of expertise.  The event was videotaped and will be available online soon. I'll make sure to get you a link.

      Jerry from Cape Cod

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        King
        Participant

        Yes, Jerry, would you post a link to the video when it's available?  I'm very interested in seeing/hearing it.

        Thanks

         

        Stay Strong

        King (Born and raised in MA)

        Stage IV  7/05 Liver mets

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        King
        Participant

        Yes, Jerry, would you post a link to the video when it's available?  I'm very interested in seeing/hearing it.

        Thanks

         

        Stay Strong

        King (Born and raised in MA)

        Stage IV  7/05 Liver mets

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        Jerry from Cape Cod
        Participant

        King,

        Born & raised in MA.. you forgot to add escaped!!!

        Jerry

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        Jerry from Cape Cod
        Participant

        King,

        Born & raised in MA.. you forgot to add escaped!!!

        Jerry

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        ChristineL
        Participant

        I concur. I'd like the link, and I escaped. :)

        ChristineL

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        ChristineL
        Participant

        I concur. I'd like the link, and I escaped. :)

        ChristineL

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      Rocco
      Participant
      Clinical Trial ParticipantNED

      Hi Laurie,

      I attended last evening. Here are some of my notes:   The theme last night was 'hope'.  Mel Foundation of NE started with a short video of 4 survivors who gave testimony of their journey with melanoma.   Dr. Lawrence started by providing a slide deck presentation on "Melanoma 2010 – Targeted Therapy – Just the Beginning" which noted the amount of recent progress since 2009 in development of melanoma trials/treatment, including overviews of BRAF/NRAS/C-Kit mutations, PLX-4032, GSK112012 (MEK inhibitor), and mention of possible combinations of these in the future (some very early Phase IB/II trials).  Dr. Hodi (DFCI) didn't use a slide deck but spoke on the subject of Immunotherapy focusing on Ipilimumab (what is it, how it works, current status of FDA approval process). He mentioned that there were about a 1/2 dozen new drugs in the pipeline with even more still in the planning stages – again hope for the future.  Dr. Mahadevan from BIDMC provided the Radiation Oncologist viewpoint of changes in radiation therapy over the years and provided info on ablation, sterostatic radiation (typically for brain mets) and for Sterostatic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) – when to use it, etc.  This is often under the names: Novalis, Trilogy, CyberKnife (which he has most experience with).  He also discussed side effects of radiation.  About an hour of the symposium was spent with Q&A to the panel of 3 doctors.  A number of great questions from the audience.  I was happy to hear a brief positive mention by Dr. Lawrence on the early phase trial (Adoptive Cell Transfer of Mart1/Melan-A) run by Dr. Marc Butler that I was a participant in back in early 2008.  This was brought up when an individual was asking for an update on the NCI Cell Transfer trails.  Hope this helps…..

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      Rocco
      Participant
      Clinical Trial ParticipantNED

      Hi Laurie,

      I attended last evening. Here are some of my notes:   The theme last night was 'hope'.  Mel Foundation of NE started with a short video of 4 survivors who gave testimony of their journey with melanoma.   Dr. Lawrence started by providing a slide deck presentation on "Melanoma 2010 – Targeted Therapy – Just the Beginning" which noted the amount of recent progress since 2009 in development of melanoma trials/treatment, including overviews of BRAF/NRAS/C-Kit mutations, PLX-4032, GSK112012 (MEK inhibitor), and mention of possible combinations of these in the future (some very early Phase IB/II trials).  Dr. Hodi (DFCI) didn't use a slide deck but spoke on the subject of Immunotherapy focusing on Ipilimumab (what is it, how it works, current status of FDA approval process). He mentioned that there were about a 1/2 dozen new drugs in the pipeline with even more still in the planning stages – again hope for the future.  Dr. Mahadevan from BIDMC provided the Radiation Oncologist viewpoint of changes in radiation therapy over the years and provided info on ablation, sterostatic radiation (typically for brain mets) and for Sterostatic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) – when to use it, etc.  This is often under the names: Novalis, Trilogy, CyberKnife (which he has most experience with).  He also discussed side effects of radiation.  About an hour of the symposium was spent with Q&A to the panel of 3 doctors.  A number of great questions from the audience.  I was happy to hear a brief positive mention by Dr. Lawrence on the early phase trial (Adoptive Cell Transfer of Mart1/Melan-A) run by Dr. Marc Butler that I was a participant in back in early 2008.  This was brought up when an individual was asking for an update on the NCI Cell Transfer trails.  Hope this helps…..

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        Jerry from Cape Cod
        Participant

        Hey Rocco,

        Much better synopsis than I could have done!!!

        I wish I knew you were there so we could have met…. maybe next time.

        Jerry from Cape Cod

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        Jerry from Cape Cod
        Participant

        Hey Rocco,

        Much better synopsis than I could have done!!!

        I wish I knew you were there so we could have met…. maybe next time.

        Jerry from Cape Cod

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        Laurie from maine
        Participant

        Hi

        Thank you I would love the link when you see it and thank you for the great info.   It would be good to put faces to the names you see on this site, next time I will be sure to come.

        thanks

        laurie from maine

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        Laurie from maine
        Participant

        Hi

        Thank you I would love the link when you see it and thank you for the great info.   It would be good to put faces to the names you see on this site, next time I will be sure to come.

        thanks

        laurie from maine

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