Topic: Any one with a clue as to what can be in the pipeline?
I am sitting in the hospital getting pumped full of poison and I just had my first meeting with my new oncologist-Swedens head of upper gi cancers. He has left me intrigued and a little hopefull.
I asked him what is the plan if gem/cis doesnt work for me. Cagey man hinted about a "new" treatment he just heard of a month ago. When I said something about cc not being a good responder to chemo, the little tease said something along the lines of that is what we used to think, chemo may be more effective than we have thought. I tried to find out more, but he was quite tight lipped about it saying something to the effect that it was early stages and the right protocol/doses are stilll being worked out.
Hmm, what could this be? Marion, have you heard of anything in the drug trials that is getting really good results? Hans and I got the impression it could be with Erbitux...though that is just a feeling putting different parts of the conversation together. Perhaps it is a very small European study he was referring to. I am curious. I will try to go around him and talk to my old oncologist and see if they have talked about it and has any knowledge.
Anyway, thought I would share some hope.
36 year old patient with buckets of hope