Mar 08, 2013 - 8:43 am
Talked to her yesterday after getting my CT scans (no results yet) and she went from hesitant to excited and fully on board with me going to Hallwang. She seemed genuinely excited about what they are doing over there, and felt that the Removab to reduce tumor load would be beneficial regardless of whether the DC vaccine works. Her take was the same as mine in that it is very difficult to predict who will respond to a cancer vaccine, but that one key was to reduce tumor load as much as possible before trying the vaccine (i.e. help the immune system by getting rid of most of the tumors first, which is what Removab should do). She is getting ready to start a trial to look at Vitamin D (they are testing my level now), and we also discussed the possibility of adding cimetidine, celecoxib, or even a statin to my regimen, based somewhat on what the RGCC chemosensitivity testing shows might work best. She said there was some pretty good data showing that statins have anti-cancer efects in mCRC. Felt really good to have her be open and supportive of this decision. Now its all about the money, which I plan to find out about today if possible....