New therapy for advanced prostate cancer

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

LuvMyDAD
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 316
   Posted 4/27/2010 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys, I just wanted to share an article my brother sent me the other day. Alot of progress is being made in the area of advanced prostate cancer.  It offers hope to people who have become hormone refractory or resistant to chemotherapy.
 
Open radical prostatectomy Dec. 21, 2009, post op pathology report T3a, Gleason 7
5 week post op psa .55
Combination therapy, hormone and IMRT. 40 sessions 72gy.
Hoping and praying for a cured dad.


Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 4/27/2010 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Very interesting and encouraging article, thanks for sharing
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, next one:  July
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 4/23 put in


Tim-from-Maine
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 83
   Posted 4/27/2010 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing, sounds interesting. I wonder whats in that drug?
Dx age 62 - March 2009 - Gleason 7
Surgery - da-vinci RP on April 29, 2009 Gleason upgraded to 9
Started VEGAN diet June 2009
3 month PSA - <.04
6 month PSA <.04
9 month PSA .05
12 Month PSA  .16
 
 


BB_Fan
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 1011
   Posted 4/27/2010 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   

There was something on the news last night about a drug that is about to be approved by the FDA for adavnced PCa. This may have been it. I was getting pretty excited about in until they said that it currently only provided an average of 4.5 months survival at a cost of $100,000. But who knows where this will ultimately end up. It can only be further refined, and hopefully get a lot cheaper.

 


Dx with PC Dec 2008 at 56, PSA 3.4, Biopsy: T1c, Geason 7 (3+4)

Robotic Surgery March 2009 Hartford Hospital, Dr Wagner
Pathology Report: T2c, Geason 8, organ confined, negitive margins, lymph nodes negitive
nerves spared, no negitive side effects of surgery

One night in hospital, back to work in 3 weeks

psa Junl 09 <.01
psa Oct 09 <.01
psa Jan 10 .07 re-test one week later .05
psa Mar 10 .28 re-test two weeks later .31

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, September 23, 2018 4:37 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,005,898 posts in 329,279 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161809 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, DragonM.
339 Guest(s), 5 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
HeartsinPain, JOKERWILD477, Zimica, Hawaii3654, songlady