Feb 21, 2014 - 8:48 pm
This is a trial that I know is currently available at Yale Univ (where my dad will be going) though I don't know yet if we will be offered it or if he will qualify of course, but I am looking for some background info so I can be prepared.
First I've read a ton about IL-2, but barely anything on IL-21... does anyone know if IL-21 is used besides in clinical trials at this point? I've read a bit about it on google & pubmed. Does anyone here have experience using IL-21? All I've seen is that IL-21 can have similar flu like effects as IL-2 though I don't know if the sides effects are quite "as bad" as IL-2. Although both are cytokines, I do see they are quite different. I basically know nothing about IL-21 so any input would be much appreciated.
Also, I believe the anti PD 1, they list as BMS-936558. Is that nivolumab? Or a different anti PD-1?
Here's the link to the trial http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT01629758
Thanks so much!