My 67 year old father (Stage IV Colon Cancer mets to liver & peritoneum) has finished 1 year on a clinical trial with 5FU + metmab or placebo. he only did 6 months of Oxiliplatin) after he had colon resection 11/2011. We've learned that his CEA is rising (I know some docs don't care about CEA) and that some of the lesions in the peritoneum are growing a bit according to his scans a couple of weeks ago. Good news was that the mets to the liver seem to be gone. We've decided to come off this treatment and look for 2nd line treatment.
We are weighing our options between:
1. Folfiri + the new drug Zaltrap
2. Clinical trial in Atlanta: http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/search/view?cdrid=69592
3. HIPEC surgery
Curious if anyone has used Zaltrap yet?
Participated in this 2nd line trial?
And/or has done the HIPEC surgery?
We are meeting w/the surgeon Monday at Emory to learn more about it and will make our decision in the coming days. My dad seems to be doing well and I know he is fighting hard. I left my life in DC and moved in with my mom & him in Northwest Georgia. My mom is continuing to work, so I serve as the caregiver or as my dad calls me "the warden." Not the easiest life for me, but I feel it's the right thing to do.
Any and all thoughts would be appreciated.
Big hugs to all of you,