The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Content within the patient forum is user-generated and has not been reviewed by medical professionals. Other sections of the Melanoma Research Foundation website include information that has been reviewed by medical professionals as appropriate. All medical decisions should be made in consultation with your doctor or other qualified medical professional.

OncoVex GM-SCF Clinical Trail

Forums General Melanoma Community OncoVex GM-SCF Clinical Trail

  • Post
    Emrina
    Participant

      Hallo to everybody from South Africa.  My husband has been diagnosed with stage IV Metastatic Melanoma.  Melanoma has spread to his lymph nodes and both lungs.  We were given 3 options.  No treatment, DTIC or the Clinical Trail.  Went for a 2nd opinion, prognosis the same.  He is currently taking part in the OncoVex GM-SCF trail and has received 2 injections.  Still 22 more to go.  This clinical trail Phase III ended 31 January 2011.  Is there anybody out there that has taken part in this trail or in currently still taking part.  Would love

      Hallo to everybody from South Africa.  My husband has been diagnosed with stage IV Metastatic Melanoma.  Melanoma has spread to his lymph nodes and both lungs.  We were given 3 options.  No treatment, DTIC or the Clinical Trail.  Went for a 2nd opinion, prognosis the same.  He is currently taking part in the OncoVex GM-SCF trail and has received 2 injections.  Still 22 more to go.  This clinical trail Phase III ended 31 January 2011.  Is there anybody out there that has taken part in this trail or in currently still taking part.  Would love to hear from you! 

      Regards

      Emrina

      Loading spinner
    Viewing 1 reply thread
    • Replies
        lhaley
        Participant

          Emrina,

          I'm so sorry you have to join us here.  It's ashame you don't have more options in South American!!  You said that your husband is on the oncovax trial.  In the US in that particular trial (so I've been told) they disclose ahead of time what arm of the trial he was randomized to. Which arm did your husband get?

          Do they have any of the ippi compassionate care trials?

          I know we have had at least one person take part in the trial but she was given the GM-CSF arm and unfortunately has progressed.  She is having surgery this week so I doubt that she will be reading the board. Others have discussed it but I'm not sure if they have taken part.  I have heard good things if you get the oncovax arm from reports that I have read!

          Linda

           

          Loading spinner
            Emrina
            Participant

              Hey Linda,

              Luckly he got the OncoVex GM-SCF.  If he got the GM-SCF he would not have taken part in the trail.  I guess he was lucky.  We also have read very good things about OncoVex. 

              Emrina

              Loading spinner
              Emrina
              Participant

                Hey Linda,

                Luckly he got the OncoVex GM-SCF.  If he got the GM-SCF he would not have taken part in the trail.  I guess he was lucky.  We also have read very good things about OncoVex. 

                Emrina

                Loading spinner
              lhaley
              Participant

                Emrina,

                I'm so sorry you have to join us here.  It's ashame you don't have more options in South American!!  You said that your husband is on the oncovax trial.  In the US in that particular trial (so I've been told) they disclose ahead of time what arm of the trial he was randomized to. Which arm did your husband get?

                Do they have any of the ippi compassionate care trials?

                I know we have had at least one person take part in the trial but she was given the GM-CSF arm and unfortunately has progressed.  She is having surgery this week so I doubt that she will be reading the board. Others have discussed it but I'm not sure if they have taken part.  I have heard good things if you get the oncovax arm from reports that I have read!

                Linda

                 

                Loading spinner
            Viewing 1 reply thread
            • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
            About the MRF Patient Forum

            The MRF Patient Forum is the oldest and largest online community of people affected by melanoma. It is designed to provide peer support and information to caregivers, patients, family and friends. There is no better place to discuss different parts of your journey with this cancer and find the friends and support resources to make that journey more bearable.

            The information on the forum is open and accessible to everyone. To add a new topic or to post a reply, you must be a registered user. Please note that you will be able to post both topics and replies anonymously even though you are logged in. All posts must abide by MRF posting policies.