Topic: Starting Clinical Trial Phase I
My June MRI showed my original inoperable Klatskin tumor is still stable! When diagnosed in July 09 the odds were <1% with inoperable bile duct cancer would survive 2 years. My symptoms of itching and jaundice started in June 09. I have "survived" two years and have felt good most of the time!
Next news was not so good. There is now a "new area of disease". Cancer has spread to my liver. I was told the options and since I am not a candidate for burning it off, I chose a phase I clinical trial.
The clinical trial is for any tumor type of cancer - not just cc. I will have Gemcitabin (Gemzar) on day 1, 8 and 15 along with two daily oral medications, erlotiniv and gdc-0449.
The trail is being conducted at Mayo Rochester, Mayo Scottsdale AZ, and Florida Mayo. It is presently closed but expected to open in about 3 weeks. Passing the requirements I will start at that time, as there is no one on the list ahead of me.
As always I feel that God will direct my treatment plan.