Topic: Gemcitabine and oxaliplatin with or without erlotinib in advanced bili

Gemcitabine and oxaliplatin with or without erlotinib in advanced biliary-tract cancer: a multicentre, open-label, randomised, phase 3 study.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanon … 1/abstract

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Re: Gemcitabine and oxaliplatin with or without erlotinib in advanced bili

http://www.nelm.nhs.uk/en/NeLM-Area/New … ct-cancer/

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Re: Gemcitabine and oxaliplatin with or without erlotinib in advanced bili

My mom has been taking Cis/Gem for 6 treatments and her tumor is shrinking. She is going to take 6 more treatments and then they are going to add Tarceva 150mg daily. I'll let you know how it goes. She goes to MD Anderson.

Re: Gemcitabine and oxaliplatin with or without erlotinib in advanced bili

Hi Faith,

Thanks for letting us know how your mum is doing and that is great to hear that she is having success with the Gem/Cis. Fingers crossed that the next 6 treatments work also and please let us know how she gets on with that.

Best wishes,

Gavin

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Faith...we LOVE the good news! Here is wishing for much more continued success!

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Re: Gemcitabine and oxaliplatin with or without erlotinib in advanced bili

I am going to ask my onc about Gem and erlotinib since I can't have the oxaliplatin anymore. I want to have chemo after resection and wonder if the erlotinib will work with just the Gemcitabine.
I'll let you know what she says and if it's an option.

Kris

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