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Papillary Renal Cell

searcher12
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Joined: May 2004

Does anyone have any info on papillary renal cell cancer treatments or clinical trials? My doctor said standard chemo may work but IL-2 and Interferon do not.

Racing_Ron
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Joined: Jun 2004

Searcher
You are correct about IL-2. Although I wouldn't rule it out. The main problem you face is the reseacrh is done mostly fro clear cell becasue thats about what 80% of RCC patients have. Try going to http://www.cancerguide.org/rcc_subtypes.html
and you may learn what will work for you. Good luck

michelek
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Joined: Aug 2004

Did you check Memorial Sloan Kettering? Maybe they have something.

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PhilipK1
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Joined: Aug 2004

Memorial Sloan Kettering does not use high dose Interlukin 2, however they are researching other agents and vaccines. It's worth a try. May I recomend a Dr. Susan Slovin, she has great bedside manner. Also get in contact with action to cure kidney cancer. They can be located at http://www.ackc.org

Phil

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