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mchiu12
Posts: 5
Joined: Feb 2010

I have metastic melanoma on lung, liver, rectal, bone and limbs. Could anyone tell me some other options of chemo if no benefit otained from standard DTIC.

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GinSue
Posts: 19
Joined: Jun 2009

check these websites to see if there are any clinical trials you may be a candidate for

http://clinicaltrials.gov/

http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials

NailBitingHusband
Posts: 23
Joined: Jan 2010

Go to clinicaltrails.gov and look up RO5185426 (it used to be called PLX4032). My wife started it last week and it has a real promising future. Below are links to a series of articles about it from last week's NY Times:

h​ttp://www.n​ytimes.com/​2010/02/22/​health/rese​arch/22tria​l.html

http​://www.nyti​mes.com/201​0/02/23/hea​lth/researc​h/23trial.h​tml

http://www.​nytimes.com​/2010/02/24​/health/res​earch/24tri​al.html?hp

Good luck!

Mike

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