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What does the approval of Yervoy mean for stage 3 patients?

Forums General Melanoma Community What does the approval of Yervoy mean for stage 3 patients?

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    Ali
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    I am reading that Yervoy is approved for 'late stage melanoma.'  Does anyone know if this includes any stage 3c patients?  Could it be perscribed (maybe not paid for by insurance) to stage 3 patients? 

    I am reading that Yervoy is approved for 'late stage melanoma.'  Does anyone know if this includes any stage 3c patients?  Could it be perscribed (maybe not paid for by insurance) to stage 3 patients? 

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      Lisa13
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      I'm Stage 3c and I'm looking into clinical trials for IPI (Yervoy) for adjuvant therapy. Unless your stage 3 is unresectable or you're stage 4, IPI is not used for Stage 3 (NED).  Clinical trials are the next best thing.  It's frustrating when there isn't many succesful options out there and you're fighting to keep Stage 4 from coming around for as long as possible.

      Lisa

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        Jim M.
        Participant

        Hi Lisa,

         In 2008 I and others here were on a clinical trial with Ipi for stage 3 and 4 patients with resected melanoma. At the time I was stage 3C (still am) and was NED. I had an LND to the right axillary. I don't know if this kind of trial is available now.

        God Bless,

         Jim M.

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        Jim M.
        Participant

        Hi Lisa,

         In 2008 I and others here were on a clinical trial with Ipi for stage 3 and 4 patients with resected melanoma. At the time I was stage 3C (still am) and was NED. I had an LND to the right axillary. I don't know if this kind of trial is available now.

        God Bless,

         Jim M.

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      Lisa13
      Participant

      I'm Stage 3c and I'm looking into clinical trials for IPI (Yervoy) for adjuvant therapy. Unless your stage 3 is unresectable or you're stage 4, IPI is not used for Stage 3 (NED).  Clinical trials are the next best thing.  It's frustrating when there isn't many succesful options out there and you're fighting to keep Stage 4 from coming around for as long as possible.

      Lisa

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      Jim M.
      Participant

      I would suggest you email my oncologist who has worked with Ipi since they started researching it. He might be out of town for a couple days but he even emails me on weekends. Usually if you email him early a weekday morning he will respond the same day. He can tell you what is available with Ipi. His name is Jeffrey Weber and his email is: [email protected]

       Best of success and God Bless,

       Jim M.

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      Jim M.
      Participant

      I would suggest you email my oncologist who has worked with Ipi since they started researching it. He might be out of town for a couple days but he even emails me on weekends. Usually if you email him early a weekday morning he will respond the same day. He can tell you what is available with Ipi. His name is Jeffrey Weber and his email is: [email protected]

       Best of success and God Bless,

       Jim M.

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