Aug 14, 2006 - 1:03 pm
I have just returned from vacation so I did not see your e-mail regarding stage IV treatment until today. My dad's tumor did not express EGFR, which for the most part disqualifies you from receiving Erbitux. However, his oncologist was able to get the approval because they are proving that people who don't express EGFR are still responding to Erbitux. My Dad has responded wonderfully and remains on a maintenance schedule of erbitux and camptosar since last August. He will remian on this for as long as his body will tolerate it. So far, so good - all of his labwork comes back beautiful every time. I would definitely seek a 2nd opinion. Hope this helps.