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NBC News Story–PLX4032

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    Niki
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    Just saw the news and NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams did a story on melanoma and the drug PLX4032 (I'm fairly certain that was the drug name). The story featured a 25-year-old woman who has advanced melanoma and has been fighting it for 5 years. After one month on the drug her tumors had shrunk by 50%. Anwyay it said that the drug is proving to be effective in melanoma that has a mutation that occurs in 60% of all melanoma cases. Dr. Keith Flaherty was interviewed in the story.

    Just saw the news and NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams did a story on melanoma and the drug PLX4032 (I'm fairly certain that was the drug name). The story featured a 25-year-old woman who has advanced melanoma and has been fighting it for 5 years. After one month on the drug her tumors had shrunk by 50%. Anwyay it said that the drug is proving to be effective in melanoma that has a mutation that occurs in 60% of all melanoma cases. Dr. Keith Flaherty was interviewed in the story. He was VERY encouraged with the results–that such a large percentage of the melanoma population was showing such positive results. The story also mentioned ipi and suggested that both drugs might be given together at some point. Don't know if PLX4032 is only in trials at this point–they didn't really say. Very interesting and very encouraging. Those of you heavy in the battle–thought you might be interested in looking into it.

    Best wishes,

    Niki (Wife of Joe, Stage IIA)

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      Niki
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      Here is a link to the story as posted on MSNBC's website. They give more details in the MSNBC story than they did on the news. Maybe not quite the miracle drug the news made it sound like–but promising nonetheless.

      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38854884/ns/health-cancer

      Niki (Wife of Joe, Stage IIA)

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      Niki
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      Here is a link to the story as posted on MSNBC's website. They give more details in the MSNBC story than they did on the news. Maybe not quite the miracle drug the news made it sound like–but promising nonetheless.

      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38854884/ns/health-cancer

      Niki (Wife of Joe, Stage IIA)

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