Got this info through a very good advocate fighter in PCa circles, aka Jackie S. also author of www.psarising.com magazine and online very active in forums person. Sharing the info and not taking any credit for posting it, but is worthwhile for knowing and the links.
Side effects on about
any drugs: www.treato.com
(read all about
Newer drug to use on mets patients and helps with bone disease and looks like it extends survival and may help alot with bone pain and maybe kill off some PCa cells in various area (see info on this and see what you think). There are a couple of internal radiation type drugs you can take for PCa advanced scenarios, aka Strontium and Radium-223 (Alpharadin). Radium-223 is in phase III trials and here is the video from one doctor in the UK about
this useage. Heads up for mets patients to consider or atleast know about
these types of drugs, I think another type is also in trials.
TWO DRUGS IN COMBO THAT SHOW AMAZING RESULTS ON PCA-already FDA approved and you have not heard about
HERE is something new also, that probably not many know about
, Journal article recent research at U.C. Davis findings on testing upon various strains- types of PCa and responded well to all of them tested. These two drugs are already approved by the FDA for things other than PCa, but could be used NOW as a treatment, in off label useage. Insurance would not wish to cover this because it is unproven in their world, so you need cash money as one drug is in the thousands of dollars and you need a doc whom would write the script
. Somebody needs to be the first to try them for PCa (I am considering it) but my onco-doc is still looking into all and then maybe see if would could get it through 'compassionate useage' and maybe get it for free from the manufacturer or someone else could try this. There is another combination of these two drugs in clinical trial right now in phase two, the common drug both use is Chloroquine which is already FDA approved for malaria (lol). The combo I am talking about
that is available right now and unused on PCa currently is: Sprycel (Dasatinib) + Chloroquine (these must be used in combo to get the results found in the researchers Journal article, alone these drugs do way less or perhaps nothing on PCa...such is chemistry!) Sprycel is used to treat Leukemia just so you know about
that one. So, a leukemia drug and a malaria drug when combined found a huge effect on PCa and get this VERY important-------the results of the combo drugs was measureable and known within 24 hours or less. So, if one took these drugs you could get a psa test quickly and know if it is having a positive effect on your PCa......HUGE....possibilities. The similar idea in Phase II trials is with using Saracatinib+Chloroquine and you can research what is going on in that trial...not sure it is as good in results....time will tell.
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