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  1. #1
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    Good News for NSCOLC

    Linda found this. It will be years before approved for use , but certainly shows the way forward.


    regards, zim

  2. #2
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    Thank you. I am still trying to understand immunotherapy and how it functions but this article is clearly written. In the last few months I have begun to think of the scientists who spend their lives studying cancer and finding treatments. My oncologist is a scientist also and right now I am giving her blood to help in her studies but I want to do much more some day.
    Regards to you too!
    1/17 Chest Xray. Mass found LUL and nodule in RUL
    2/17 PET scan, no evidence of cancer anywhere else.
    3/2/17 LUL lung biopsy
    3/7/17 DX NSCLC LUL
    3/7/17 LUL lung collapsed, hospitalized 5 weeks due to lung not staying inflated and lung infection.
    6/17 PET scan. No evidence of cancer in other parts of body. RUL nodule was never dx as lung cancer.
    7/17 Radiation started on LUL and RUL. 5 high dose radiation treatments every other day.
    10/17 CT scan . LUL tumor has shrank as has RUL nodule. All good!
    2/18 CT scan LUL tumor and RUL nodule continue to shrink. New small spot on left lung. Oncologist recomends wait 3 months and get PET/CT.
    6/14/18 PET. 3 new "spots" show up, 2 LUL, 1 URL. No evidence of cancer in other parts of body.I
    7/17 Lung biopsy. Cancer found LUL
    8/17 PET and brain MRI. Cancer nowhere else.
    9/5 Opdivo and Ipilimumab started.
    1/10/2019 PET scan reveals tumors in both lungs resolved, will continue on immunotherapy.

  3. #3
    Yes thank's!!
    And that's true Linda we can help one way or another, that's the reason why i donated my body.
    Oct 15 diagnosed NSCLC stage IV , Mets in lymph nodes,
    Chemo 6 months, Tumour didn't grow but lymph nodes
    New Chemo 4 months, not working, new spot 4mm in Liver
    Aug 16, start Opdivo ,immune therapy
    CT Nov 16 , Tumor shrank, Lymph nodes shrank
    CT Jan 17, Tumor all the same, Lymph nodes on Neck and under arm back to normal, in Lung and Chest a bit smaller
    July 17, 2x3 cm Brain Tumor found, removed in Surgery, now radiation on spot,still on Nivu
    August 18, all still same, living life every day
    January 2019 < CT said NED!!!!
    Fingers crossed

  4. #4

    current trials


    This trial above is currently recruiting for NSCLC using ALT-803 and one of two immunotherapies.


    Dose escalation trial above currently recruiting ALT-803 and nivolumab / Opdivo. This is trial mentioned in Original Posters link.


    Trial above of ALT-803 and Keytruda as first line treatment vs. Keytruda alone. Requires PD-L1 expression.
    Last edited by lancepeace; 12-18-2018 at 08:15 PM.


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