Dec 21, 2011 - 11:12 pm
I'm a primary liver cancer patient diagnosed in May 2010. My right lobe - and the 19cm tumor sitting atop it - were resected in Aug. 2010 and since Nov, of 2010 we have been fighting the mets that were then discovered. One lesion has grown to 10.4cm since then, even after these regimens (all of which failed):
My team is now recommending a new phase I clinical trial that delivers the drug Irinotecan via HAI plus Avastin via a normal infusion, both twice during each 28 day cycle. I wasn't too keen on this new trial at first, but my insurance company's nurse/case manager (who I think a lot of) was very enthusiastic about this trial, especially its HAI delivery method.
Has anyone out there either gone thru HAI or have any experience with Irinotecan? I'd appreciate any feedback, if so.