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Piy
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Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 145
   Posted 9/21/2010 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting article regarding unblinding Abiraterone trial.  A year ago I asked Dr. Leibowitz what he thought was the most promising upcoming treatment on the horizon and Abiraterone was his answer.
 

Sleepless09
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 9/21/2010 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for posting this. Very interesting. I'm not in need, and hope I never will be, but it is good to see this kind of progress.

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours.  Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
 
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
 
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010  less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02 
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02
  

Piy
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Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 145
   Posted 9/22/2010 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Sheldon -  My feeling exactly.  My husband is not there yet and of course we hope he never will be.  But with our stats ... well it's just good to see progress like this.
 
Take care.

Dx June 2007 - age 48

davinci RRP October 2007
75% of prostate involved
Gleason 9
Positive margin
Scans clear
No detectable mets
SRT - February 2008
PSA:

At Dx: 8
Mar '09: 0.4
Jun '09: 0.7
Aug '09: 1.7
Feb '10: .008
Apr '10: .007
July '10: .006

Commenced Dr. Robt Leibowitz "Three Pronged Approach" protocol in August 2009

Completed chemo Dec 28 2009
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