May 16, 2010 - 9:07 am
My wife has stage IV melanoma, originally a mole in 2006, has spread to various organs. We have used all the resourses that Mayo in Rochester currently has to offer. Her oncologist recommended we go to Bethesda for an interview.
In early June she will start treatment with IL-15. This is new, just approved for clinical trials. It is similar to IL-2, but new and improved. This is unavailble to those who have previously used IL-2.
They also have immunotherapy available.
I recommend anyone who doesn't know about NIH to check it out. We have no idea if this will stop her cancer, but as you all know, this is very tough to treat and these sound promising.