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   Posted 1/3/2011 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Just saw this in from below:
"i was (i thought ) treated wit radiation therapy in 2000 now my ca has returned and this is the first time mypsa has doubled..1.8 to 4.00 in 6 weeks..i have been treated with lupron and casedex for 3 years and my psa has stayed low and not significantly changed i had a bone scan today and am meeting with my dr thurs...i have been offered a trial of the hgif tx what''s the comment...:      (Al Oster)
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   Posted 1/3/2011 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW.
I don't know what HGIF is, could you offer more detail?
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   Posted 1/3/2011 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Is that some kind of "High Dose Chemo" perhaps?
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

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   Posted 1/4/2011 12:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Al welcome to HW.

Regard Mal.
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7 right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,

Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck,are free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.

Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept. Totally dry since catheter removed
PSA 23rd Oct.0.5 seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct.
Started radiation treatment on 5th Dec, to continue until 24 Jan. 08.
Finished treatment, next PSA on 30th April.
PSA from 30th April 08, until now range- 0.5 to 0.6, I am now 70

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   Posted 1/4/2011 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
?? you can Google "hGIF prostate" and get some articles, but i sure don't understand what they're trying to say ??
when i went to engineering school, i musta slept in that day....

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   Posted 1/4/2011 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
It seems to stand for Human Neuronal Growth Inhibitory Factor.

However, I searched the clinical trials database for hGIF as a keyword and found nothing.

I searched pubmed for hGIF and found 9 articles, but from the titles they all seem to be about early stage research.

A pubmed search for hGIF and Prostate found nothing.

Al Oster - can you share any more info?
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