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annes449
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Joined: Jun 2005

My Life Partner has been diagnosed with poorly differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma aka liver cancer. He has been offered an opportunity to participate in a stage 2 clinical trial involving perifastine. I can not find anything on this clinical trial and we have to make a decision quickly as his health deteriorating quickly.

Thanks in advance for any information.

Anne

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offutt9
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Joined: Jan 2004

Hello!! I was wondering if you had looked on the american cancer website for this trial. If not please do so. Where did you learn of this trial? They should have given you info on this. You can also go to webmd on the internet and check in to this medicine. I will do some checking myself and get back to you. Hang in there.. Keep the faith. In Gods Love... Barbara

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annes449
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...To date, over 900 patients have been treated with KRX-0401 in trials conducted both in the US and Europe. Its safety profile is distinctly different from that of most cytotoxic agents. It does not cause myelosuppression (depression of the immune system) or alopecia (hair loss) like many currently available treatments for cancer. In phase I/II trials it has induced tumor regressions and/or caused disease stabilization in a variety of tumor types. Perifosine has shown single agent partial responses or long term disease stabilizations in solid tumors including, renal, hepatocellular, sarcoma and prostate cancer. Responding patients, including stable disease, have been treated for months to almost 3 years, on both the daily and weekly schedule...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Commences Phase II, Multi-Center Study of KRX-0401 for the Treatment of Rare Sarcomas

Peace,
Anne

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