Immunotherapy- Improved Survival when Combined With Chemo

Buckwirth
Buckwirth Member Posts: 1,258
edited April 2011 in Colorectal Cancer #1
http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/AACR/25817

ORLANDO -- Patients with advanced colorectal cancer had more than a twofold improvement in progression-free survival when immunotherapy was added to standard chemotherapy, results of a multicenter trial showed.
The addition of recombinant interleukin-2 (IL-2) and growth factors was associated with a median progression-free survival of 16.5 months versus 7.5 months with chemotherapy alone, Italian investigators reported here at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting.
Patients treated with the chemoimmunotherapy regimen had a median overall survival of 2.5 years....

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  • ron50
    ron50 Member Posts: 1,723
    Hi buck
    One of my chemo buddies had immunotherapy. I was 49 at the time and Tom was 80. Every time I had a clear scan he would have one that showed a recurrance. He was a fit old bloke and they did a liver resection.The cancer then came back in his lungs his aortal canal and his throat. The queensland institute of medical research were doing human trials using a pure sample of their cancer and then extracting white blood cells and combining the two somehow to produce a vaccine. Tom did not qualify for the trial because of his age but there was a self-funding clause and it cost him just over 35 grand to enter the program. The vaccine was working and most of his mets were shrinking. Unfortunately the ca returned to his liver and the cells had a different protein lining to the sample used to make the vaccine. It raced thru his liver and he passed in weeks. So I guess it works but you still need more than a little luck. Ron.
  • Buckwirth
    Buckwirth Member Posts: 1,258
    ron50 said:

    Hi buck
    One of my chemo buddies had immunotherapy. I was 49 at the time and Tom was 80. Every time I had a clear scan he would have one that showed a recurrance. He was a fit old bloke and they did a liver resection.The cancer then came back in his lungs his aortal canal and his throat. The queensland institute of medical research were doing human trials using a pure sample of their cancer and then extracting white blood cells and combining the two somehow to produce a vaccine. Tom did not qualify for the trial because of his age but there was a self-funding clause and it cost him just over 35 grand to enter the program. The vaccine was working and most of his mets were shrinking. Unfortunately the ca returned to his liver and the cells had a different protein lining to the sample used to make the vaccine. It raced thru his liver and he passed in weeks. So I guess it works but you still need more than a little luck. Ron.

    Hey Ron
    You should know!

    My bet is, for the time you were dx'd, your stage and how long you have survived, you are a one percenter! and one that gives hope to all of us!
  • ron50
    ron50 Member Posts: 1,723
    Buckwirth said:

    Hey Ron
    You should know!

    My bet is, for the time you were dx'd, your stage and how long you have survived, you are a one percenter! and one that gives hope to all of us!

    That's my read on it Buck
    It's all in my initials.....RC....
  • Buckwirth
    Buckwirth Member Posts: 1,258
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  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331
    Buckwirth said:

    Bump
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    As per I understand most of us are already having
    immunotherapy drugs, avastin ,erbitux , all this are monoclonal antibodies are they referring about other types of immunotherapy ?.
    Can't open the link from my iPad!.
    Hugs!
  • Buckwirth
    Buckwirth Member Posts: 1,258
    pepebcn said:

    As per I understand most of us are already having
    immunotherapy drugs, avastin ,erbitux , all this are monoclonal antibodies are they referring about other types of immunotherapy ?.
    Can't open the link from my iPad!.
    Hugs!

    Pepe
    Copy and paste the link in the address bar.

    Despite Phils tutorial I have not been able to create a clickable link.
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331
    Buckwirth said:

    Pepe
    Copy and paste the link in the address bar.

    Despite Phils tutorial I have not been able to create a clickable link.

    I know mate! hahaha!
    The problem is that with my Fu....ng iPad it's difficult so select just the link, it's selecting the whole post! .
    I'm trying but don't achieve it!
  • Buckwirth
    Buckwirth Member Posts: 1,258
    pepebcn said:

    I know mate! hahaha!
    The problem is that with my Fu....ng iPad it's difficult so select just the link, it's selecting the whole post! .
    I'm trying but don't achieve it!

    On an iPad myself
    When I have that problem I copy the whole post, paste it in the notebook, and copy the link from there.

    Or, select one word and try stretching out the selection.
  • Buckwirth
    Buckwirth Member Posts: 1,258
    Buckwirth said:

    On an iPad myself
    When I have that problem I copy the whole post, paste it in the notebook, and copy the link from there.

    Or, select one word and try stretching out the selection.

    http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/AACR/25817
    http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/AACR/25817
  • tanstaafl
    tanstaafl Member Posts: 1,299 Member
    immuno aka...
    "Immunotherapy- Improved Survival when Combined With Chemo"
    Yeah, I call it D3 + cimetidine + PSK, along with lots of other supplements, added with the oral pro 5FU.

    Apparently the doctors have been expecting my wife to light up the PET like a Christmas tree. So far, it has cleared a minefield where no one expected good news, and stopped mets from an unexpected source.
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331
    Buckwirth said:
    Thank you Buck ,seems we have the same problems with
    iPad ! hahaha! .I already open it interesting article,I'm adding it to my favorites .Just in case!.
    Hugs.
  • smokeyjoe
    smokeyjoe Member Posts: 1,425
    tanstaafl said:

    immuno aka...
    "Immunotherapy- Improved Survival when Combined With Chemo"
    Yeah, I call it D3 + cimetidine + PSK, along with lots of other supplements, added with the oral pro 5FU.

    Apparently the doctors have been expecting my wife to light up the PET like a Christmas tree. So far, it has cleared a minefield where no one expected good news, and stopped mets from an unexpected source.

    What is PSK?

    What is PSK?
  • smokeyjoe said:

    What is PSK?

    What is PSK?

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  • Buckwirth
    Buckwirth Member Posts: 1,258
    unknown said:

    This comment has been removed by the Moderator

    Polysaccharide-K
    Is the full name.

    Thanks Graci!
  • John23
    John23 Member Posts: 2,122
    Buckwirth said:

    Pepe
    Copy and paste the link in the address bar.

    Despite Phils tutorial I have not been able to create a clickable link.

    Link ?

    http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/AACR/25817

    Howzat?