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Brents MEK Trial

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    sharmon
    Participant

    Hi everyone,

    We just got the news that after 14 months his tumors are growing again,  He is Braf negative,  has tried luekine,  ipi  with chemo, and bio chemo,  the gsk mek trial is opening combo trials using chemo and MEk together and they want to move him into one of those right away at MD anderson. 

    Does  anyone have any ideas.

    Hi everyone,

    We just got the news that after 14 months his tumors are growing again,  He is Braf negative,  has tried luekine,  ipi  with chemo, and bio chemo,  the gsk mek trial is opening combo trials using chemo and MEk together and they want to move him into one of those right away at MD anderson. 

    Does  anyone have any ideas.

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      King
      Participant

      Hi Sharon,

      I'm sure you must be disappointed and scared but to know that Brent went 14 months on the MEK…that's amazing. And you didn't mention that he has any new tumors…just that the existing ones have started to grow. And to think that a combo trial that will include the MEK is available, I think this timing is perfect.  I know the travel will be difficult. Will the chemo be given as an inpatient?  Do you know what chemo agent it is…one that he has had before?

      Big deep breaths, one day at a time.

       

      You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

       

      Stay Strong
      Kathie

      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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      King
      Participant

      Hi Sharon,

      I'm sure you must be disappointed and scared but to know that Brent went 14 months on the MEK…that's amazing. And you didn't mention that he has any new tumors…just that the existing ones have started to grow. And to think that a combo trial that will include the MEK is available, I think this timing is perfect.  I know the travel will be difficult. Will the chemo be given as an inpatient?  Do you know what chemo agent it is…one that he has had before?

      Big deep breaths, one day at a time.

       

      You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

       

      Stay Strong
      Kathie

      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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