Jul 05, 2013 - 12:32 pm
Position available for the "new" poster boy of MDX-1106 or clinical trials for that matter. For the newer members here is what you may have missed. Left radical nephrectomy in march 2011. By oct. 2011, loaded with mets with life expectancy of 6 months or less. Several cancer centers only had to say,"Good luck." Fortunately I persisted and at my 4th consult, I was offered a place in the promising clinical trial of MDX-1106, or nivolumab as it is now called. Within a few months nearly all tumors had been wiped out! I had a couple persistant bone mets which were radiated with questionable results. Anyway, a few more new mets have appeared in my lymph nodes, lung and bones. So lo and behold, I have been pulled from the trial. Major SUCKS.
As I have shown, I am a good candidate for immunotherapy. (so far). So, next week I get the required brain, and body scans, pulmonary function and cardiac stress test. Then I will be admited to Yale New Haven Smilow Cancer Center for a go at Interleuken 2. The plan remains to "Cure" me of cancer. Not just treat it. Who says cancer isn't fun? I'd only be out golfing or riding my motorcycle anyway. I should breeze through the testing based on my fitness level. But who knows. This does worry me. I think I can tolerate the treatment based on my marathon training. I learned alot about my physical limits. I can hang in for just a little more. Over and over. So we will see. It is still an unknown.
It has been a great ride for about 18 months. But I must relinquish my position. Applicants must have irreverent attitude, positive outlook, sense of humor, and plan on being here for awhile. Typical pageant questions will be asked. Women, will have a swimsuit competition. Send all photos to my csn email.
No responses required saying how you are sorry to hear this. Good lucks accepted and available Karmas are appreciated. I am still having a very difficult time posting (signing in) so if I appear to be ignoring posts, it's not me. It's the site.
Poster boy or woman is an open ended position. Must be willing to sacrifice personal life for endless hours on the computer. Good luck to all prospects.