Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Hopefully A Trial

Hi! I heard back from Dr. Legha today. He encouraged me to get treatment for my abdominal lesions as soon as possible but said that I would not necessarily have to come to Houston. He recommended two possible options: an anti-CTLA-4 treatment that involves a Phase III trial medication or an Abraxane and Sorafenib drug cocktail. Thanks to my brother-in-law Bryan, I had just last week learned about an anti-CTLA-4 trial being conducted in Chicago so I made an appointment to be screened for it. My good luck in getting appointments quickly held up again today; I meet with Dr. Clark at the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center at the Loyola Medical Center on Friday at 10:00 a.m.

I don't know much about either of these two options at the present so I can't tell you anything more about them. I do know there are certain criteria I have to meet to qualify for the trial. From what I can tell, I think I meet most of the criteria. I won't know anything for sure until I get down there, though. We'll keep you posted.



gardiner said...

Hi Jeff - So glad to hear about your quick upcoming appointment. You are fighting this so well and you are as resourceful as ever. We were thinking about our trip years ago to your home for trick-or-treating tonight as we came in and spread the candy out on the kitchen table (like we did at your home). Needless to say, the girls (and me) had their share of sugar today. Keep up the fight and our thoughts, as always, are with you, Kelly, Aubrey, Regan, Jack, and Finn. Love, Meaghen & Brendan.

Rod & Joyce & Family said...

Jeff, Kelly, Aubrey, Reagan, Jack & Finn - You are a beacon of light for rest of us with your strong determination and faith! You can’t imagine how many lives you and your family have touched! Keep up the fight, stay positive. Your Blog entries are very moving—I’ve lost my eye makeup at work many times when I pull up your Blog. You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers daily. God bless, keep moving forward. Love Rod & Joyce Dolton

Marc and Mike said...

Jeff ... Thanks for all the recent updates. Your positive attitude continues to amaze; our thoughts are with you in Seattle. ... Marc PS Try to stay away from all the Halloween candy!

Patrick and Tracy said...

Good luck in Chicago today Jeff. We'll be anxious to hear how it goes.
We'll talk to you soon- Love to you and Kelly and the kids-
Patrick and Tracy