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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Re- Challenge with Erbitux. Slowed progression of initial tumor; new mutation appears to not be responding with new lesions in the pelvis.

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    Radiation (SBRT Didn't work): Test showed in April that the treatment did not provide desired results in this case

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      Boomgirl

      Oh no, I am so sorry. How awful to go through such a difficult treatment and then be told it was unsuccessful. I am glad you have the courage to keep going and share your story.

      almost 3 years ago
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    Peeco99 asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    IBM Watson Oncology

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      BoiseB

      I do remember reading about this somewhere else. It was in a newsletter somewhere. The article I read only mentioned Watson IBM as one of many. As I think back it was a Cancer Advocacy group that published the article was definitely not and ad. Print was much smaller, the language less inflated and a little more difficult to understand. I believe that it had something to do with this group receiving a grant or Sloan Kettering receiving some sort of grant to work with them. The fact that I only have a vague remembrance of the article is proof that it was not an ad. That being said this is America and in America yu gotta advertise. Have you not noticed the many ads for Ovpdivo.

      almost 3 years ago
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      Peeco99

      I understand too many times sites like this one are infiltrated by marketers. I assure that my intention is strictly to share anything and everything that I find along the way. This link is directly from IBM and seemed the most comprehensive. The program is a combination of multiple forces finally coming together to expedite and facilitate the fight against cancer. It does include the VP Biden initiative, Sloan Kettering, Quest and a plethora of other institutions.

      May this be a new door to saving lives. Sadly, I am finding even today with my husband's oncologist, that the business of cancer is not receptive to new modalities that may prove to be unprofitable.

      almost 3 years ago
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      Peeco99

      ....and please this site does a FANTASTIC job of monitoring to make sure that marketers do not take advantage of us. I just meant that it is a constant struggle to not be used as a marketing platform.

      almost 3 years ago
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    Radiation (SBRT (Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy - Vero)): System available in 4 locations in US - went to UF Proton Therapy Institute; CURATIVE for stage IV - NOT Palliative; 70% do not have a reoccurrence w/in 3 years; need to wait 3 months to confirm treatment was successful and if any other new lesions appear. Game changer.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Oxaliplatin - TOUGH!! After 4 yrs. new lesion; stopped responding to Erbitux; new protocol Avastin w. 5 FU; no response. Liver resection not an option due to location of lesion; next - radiation

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Started with Erbitux cocktail - usually the 2nd protocol after Avastin stops working. Success for 4 years (1st 1.5 years w/5FU)