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New Mek trial

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    sharmon
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      Well this past Tuesday Brent started his new MEk trial at MD Anderson.  He was on  GSK Mek for 14 months and started to progress.  So after a mistake in the insurance approval, and not getting the right information about B-12 and folic acid prior to starting the trial, he finally started.  He is on MEK/Alimta combo trial.  Alimta is a drug approved for lung cancer that they are combining.  He feels well today but is sleeping more than usual.

      Sharon and Brent (stage IV)

      2007 Melanoma under toe nail and lymph  nodes in groin

      Well this past Tuesday Brent started his new MEk trial at MD Anderson.  He was on  GSK Mek for 14 months and started to progress.  So after a mistake in the insurance approval, and not getting the right information about B-12 and folic acid prior to starting the trial, he finally started.  He is on MEK/Alimta combo trial.  Alimta is a drug approved for lung cancer that they are combining.  He feels well today but is sleeping more than usual.

      Sharon and Brent (stage IV)

      2007 Melanoma under toe nail and lymph  nodes in groin

      2009 Stage IV in lungs

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        King
        Participant

          Hi Sharon,

          I tried responding to your post last evening x2 but it wouldn't post.  Anyway, a little more rest doesn't sound like a bad side effect.  Praying that it stays at that and that this treatment works!!  How often does he receive the medication?

          I know you are in Houston but would love to be joining us at Dean's golf tournament this weekend.  Next year, okay?

          Please keep us posted.  Take good care of you and Brent.

          Stay Strong
          Kathie

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          King
          Participant

            Hi Sharon,

            I tried responding to your post last evening x2 but it wouldn't post.  Anyway, a little more rest doesn't sound like a bad side effect.  Praying that it stays at that and that this treatment works!!  How often does he receive the medication?

            I know you are in Houston but would love to be joining us at Dean's golf tournament this weekend.  Next year, okay?

            Please keep us posted.  Take good care of you and Brent.

            Stay Strong
            Kathie

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