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Magaboo
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1210
   Posted 6/28/2008 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Found this today at my favorite web site:

http://news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/abc/home/contentposting.aspx?isfa=1&feedname=CTV-TOPSTORIES_V3&showbyline=True&newsitemid=CTVNews%2F20080627%2Fcancer_trial_080627

To good to be true? You decide.

Wishing you all well.

Magaboo
Born Sept., 1936
PSA 7.9
Stage T1C
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7
2 of 8 positive
open RP 28 Nov 06
Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06
Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05


smilingoldcoot
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 338
   Posted 6/29/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
This would be something of a miracle.  I can't believe they are only allowing a test of 22 people.  I would jump on a chance for something like this if my cancer was advanced. What would someone have to lose?
 
Let's pray the test is a huge success and many more get the opportunity to join in.
 
Richard yeah tongue yeah
Retired USAF Richard & Debbie on The Shores of Toledo Bend Lake Louisiana
Biospy 1/10/08 Gleason 10, Stage T1C  8 of 12 samples positive all Less Than 5% 
Jan & Feb & Mar all tests clear
MD Anderson = No surgery and No Proton only Hormone and IMRT
Contacted with Loma Linda and UFPTI in FL
Started Treatment at the U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute in April 2008
May 2, 2008 LUPRON & Casodex
IMRT to started  5/27/2008 Will get 42 treatments 25 IMRT and then 17 Proton
Turn Stumbling Blocks into Steping Stones and Keep Smiling
Our Journey is on WWW.GLEASON10.COM
 


Magaboo
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1210
   Posted 6/29/2008 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi smilingoldcoot,

Yes, 'miracle' would be the right word. The reason for testing only 22 guys has probably to do with legal mumbo-jumbo
and the available amount of medication at the time. It would even be more of a miracle if the tests turn out to be successful.
We can only wait and hope.
All the best to you.

Magaboo
Born Sept., 1936
PSA 7.9
Stage T1C
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7
2 of 8 positive
open RP 28 Nov 06
Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06
Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 6/29/2008 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow! Thanks for sharing. It will be interesting to see the side effects and the outcome in humans. It sounds like we won't have to wait very long for top line data. My fingers are crossed.
Father's Age 62 (now 63)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
Praying for a cured dad. First PSA 3 months!


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dkob131
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 364
   Posted 6/29/2008 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   

The timeline even seems too good to be true, three months and they should know if it works or not.

It's things like this that should give us all hope that we will beat this dreaded disease sooner or later, hopefully sooner.

David


 54 y.o.
 Diagnosed 4/10/08
 DRE Normal
 PSA-4.1
 Biopsy- 12 cores, 4 positive highest 4+4=8
 Bone scan, CT scan and Chest X-ray clear 4/16/08
 Urologist suggested surgery 4/16/08
 MRI on 4/24/08 clear no suggestion of lymph node   involvement.
 4/24/08 -Started on Lupron and Casodex preparing for HBRT and IMRT in late July.  This treatment will not preclude me from surgery if I change my mind.
Decide to have DaVinci surgery after another consult with surgeon.
6/19/08- DaVinci surgery at University of Washington.
Waiting for pathology report results.
 


hawkfan75
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 165
   Posted 6/29/2008 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Fortunately, there are a number of studies looking for that "cure" we all would like to see.  Something like this could be a possible cure to all cancers.  This is the reason I tackled my cancer agressively.  My philosophy is to do whatever is necessary to improve my chances knowing that there could always be something around the corner.

Age 57 at diagnosis,  PSA 4.7 (up from 3.2 one year ago)
Biopsy November 8, 2006 1 of 10 cores positive 5% LEFT Side Gleason 3+3
Robotic surgery January 19, 2007
Post Surgery Pathology Stage T3a, Gleason 3+4, positive margins and capsular penetration RIGHT Side
Post Surgery PSA:  March 5:  0.01    5 month PSA  0.08
Adjuvant therapy began June 26 with Zoladex injection
Radiation began August 23, ended October 8
First post radiation PSA, December 18, 2007:  0;  March 2008 - still 0
 
 

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