Topic: New treatment on the horizon...i think!
I read this story on msnbc.com
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31512315/ns … ns_health/
about a new treatment for breast cancer based on BRAC1 and BRAC2 pathways. These pathways are part of the problem with abnormal cells. Well, the new treatment targets these pathways and helps cure breast cancer. The drug is classified as a PARP inhibitor. There are several trials for other cancers and it is very successful.
GREAT news because a google search made me find out we are BRAC2 related!!!! I talked to my bestfriend the oncologist about this and apparently her rare cancer she specialises in is also BRAC2 and she said that from what she gathers from conferences, these new therapies are very good and are being sped through the trial and FDAapproval process.
After being bitter about all the money that breast cancer gets for research compared to us, I am finally smiling. Their research is going to benefit us! Lets hope it transfers to cc anyway and that it comes to fruition for many of us to benefit.
****I am still sick of feeling like the bastard step child in cancer research. and I still hate the lack of funding, research, and awareness of our cancer, but I am relieved to know that the research done for the glamour cancers can benefit us!
36 year old patient with buckets of hope