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Need Help Friends... Dad is trying clinical trial of sutent(sunitinib) Anyone hear of it?????

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The drug is like avastin used for gbm to kill blood vessels of tumors except it is being used now for kidney cancer and liver cancer. The cpt11/avastin worked well immediately in May08 and prob. saved him with the amount of swelling he had reversed as well as the tumor reduction. However, the tumor today grew 25% which is where we started from but the smaller tumor below it in the left temporal lobe is stable and it shrank 50% in may. The benefit to risk isn't worth staying on the cpt11/avastin at this point. The sutent deals with many of the receptors such as rb that deals with vessel growth that enables the tumor to supply itself with vital nutrients through the blood.

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Dear joerullo,

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