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    Nebr78
    Participant

    I have been reading a lot about Oncovex.  I have heart disease so cannot take strong chemos.  Does anyone know it Oncovex has side effects.  I am currently having radiation on a lump on my face and chest.  I have stage 4 melanoma.  I am inquiring about a clinical trial in Omaha, ne.  I need something quick as my Cardiologist thinks i have more blockage on front of heart.  That would mean another heart cather and stent(s).  Maybe I am too old to get into clinical trials. I am a male 79 yrs. old.

    I have been reading a lot about Oncovex.  I have heart disease so cannot take strong chemos.  Does anyone know it Oncovex has side effects.  I am currently having radiation on a lump on my face and chest.  I have stage 4 melanoma.  I am inquiring about a clinical trial in Omaha, ne.  I need something quick as my Cardiologist thinks i have more blockage on front of heart.  That would mean another heart cather and stent(s).  Maybe I am too old to get into clinical trials. I am a male 79 yrs. old.

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      KatyWI
      Participant

      I read up on Oncovex too becasuse I was considering this trial.  I don't remember all the details, but it was one of the choices with fewer side effects.  If I was in your shoes, I'd definltely consider it, espeically since you have readily injectable suqQs.  The currently available trial is phase III, which means you might get the "control" drug, which is injected GM-CSF.  My biggest concern about the trial was that GM-CSF doesn't have much evidence as being an effective drug for stage IV disease.  However, from a purely scientific perspsective, in the trial design, it's a great control.  Now, if we were just rats instead of people I'd never complain…

      79 ain't too old!

      KatyWI

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      KatyWI
      Participant

      I read up on Oncovex too becasuse I was considering this trial.  I don't remember all the details, but it was one of the choices with fewer side effects.  If I was in your shoes, I'd definltely consider it, espeically since you have readily injectable suqQs.  The currently available trial is phase III, which means you might get the "control" drug, which is injected GM-CSF.  My biggest concern about the trial was that GM-CSF doesn't have much evidence as being an effective drug for stage IV disease.  However, from a purely scientific perspsective, in the trial design, it's a great control.  Now, if we were just rats instead of people I'd never complain…

      79 ain't too old!

      KatyWI

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        I know there are people who have been on Oncovex who are on the Board sometimes, so I think they will be able to answer your questions.  Regarding age, my father was going to consider Oncovex and we made inquiries.  He was around 85 and that did not disqualify him.  I would encourage you to call the trial contact and talk to them.  

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        I know there are people who have been on Oncovex who are on the Board sometimes, so I think they will be able to answer your questions.  Regarding age, my father was going to consider Oncovex and we made inquiries.  He was around 85 and that did not disqualify him.  I would encourage you to call the trial contact and talk to them.  

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        OOOPS!!  Sorry!  We were looking at the PV-10 trial, not Oncovex!!  I am getting confused…. but still, my father's age was not a consideration, so it is worth investigating.

        ellen

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        OOOPS!!  Sorry!  We were looking at the PV-10 trial, not Oncovex!!  I am getting confused…. but still, my father's age was not a consideration, so it is worth investigating.

        ellen

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        LynnLuc
        Participant

        looks like Moffitt will be having a trial according to this page…http://drericwhitman.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/melanoma-centers-meeting-rose-bengal-pv-10-update/

        The company website is Provectus …here is an article form them…you could contact them and see what is up and coming …good luck to you and your father!!

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        LynnLuc
        Participant

        looks like Moffitt will be having a trial according to this page…http://drericwhitman.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/melanoma-centers-meeting-rose-bengal-pv-10-update/

        The company website is Provectus …here is an article form them…you could contact them and see what is up and coming …good luck to you and your father!!

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