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    Minnelide clinical trial

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    Celebration (Cancer is shrinking): Quick Update: Last week, my wife (PC Stage IV Fighter) received really good news from her Oncologist last week. In particular, her latest PET/CT scan shows that her pancreas tumor continues to shrink; the metal bile stent is working well after 16 months; and, the initial spread of cancer to her liver is no longer visible via PET/CT scan. These wonderful outcomes are the result of 16 FOLFIRINOX treatments (every 2 wks for about 12 months). Then, when the effectiveness of the FOLFIRINOX regimen began to fade her Oncologist changed the treatment plan to Gemcitabine & Abraxane. So far, 3 treatment cycles (3 wks each) have been completed. Today, her results were confirmed by a leading oncologist at Mayo Clinic-Rochester.

    Celebration Time: Both Oncologists are in total agreement that a 2 month break in treatment is in order to renew spirits and body. Thus, we're planning on escaping winter in Minnesota for a couple weeks on a Caribbean island to reflect on how fortunate we are to have this quality time to enjoy ourselves, family and friends.

    The very best wishes to you and yours in fighting PC. Rick

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      Hussy

      What wonderful news! Enjoy your warm weather escape.

      almost 5 years ago
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      Beeps

      Fantastic!! Enjoy every second of the Caribbean!!

      almost 5 years ago
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