Prostate vaccine?

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Gunner59
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   Posted 4/14/2009 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Caught this on msnbc.com today, but it's the first I've heard of it.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30212269/
Age 48 at diagnosis
3 Jul 08 PSA 27.21
Biopsy positive 3+3=7 9 of 24 punches
Bone scan clear
22 Sep 08 Laproscopic Radical Prostatectomy and bilateral pelvic Lymphadenectomy
Gleason 3+4 after prostate removal, lymph nodes clear
Stage T2B
PSA at 3 months=undetectable


rob2
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 4/15/2009 4:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I couldn't bring up the article but googled prostate vaccine. It does look promising. the article said it was using the immune system to attack the cancer cells.
 
Age 49
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
decision - surgery (robotic)
Surgery May 9, 2008 - houston, tx
Pathology report -gleason 8
margins clear
9 month  PSA <.04 (low as the machine will go)
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
ED is still an issue


Amy41
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 4/15/2009 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Provenge
Another hope for the future - lets just hope to make it there and be able to use it or one of the new "promissing" treatments on the horizon.

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 4/15/2009 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
There is always hope. Researchers are always looking for that magic bullet and hopefully they will find it even if it is late for us at least the next generation (our children) will.
Age: 67
Retired in 2001 and living in Austin TX.
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 3.5 free PSA 11%
Dx 12/30/08
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed 2/9/09
Surgeon: Dr. Randy Fagin, Austin TX.
Post op Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams
size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Bilateral 10-20% involved
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx
Negative margins
Lymph nodes: not dissected
seminal vesicles clean
1st PSA test 4/7/09 result 0.1


CPA
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   Posted 4/16/2009 3:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Greetings, everyone.  I caught it on CNBC the morning it was announced.  The stock of the company who makes the drug doubled that day.  Guess there are a lot of folks out there interested.  The clinicals seem to look very promising.  David

Age 55
Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 positive with 2 marginal
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
RRP 4 Feb 08
Both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated - Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
Catheter out Feb 13 - wore pad for couple of days - pad free Feb 16
Great wife and family who take very good care of me

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