Topic: A Clinical Trial is Working!!
My husband just completed the first 8 weeks on a clinical trial at the Lineberger Cancer Hospital at UNC Chapel Hill. He had a scan Friday morning- and the tumors had shrunk!!
The trial is a Phase 1 trial treating gastro tumors with a combination of FOLOX6 , infused every 2 weeks, plus a daily oral dose of BKM120, which is a PI3K inhibitor. They are recruiting. The main doctor is Dr Autumn McCree. We were referred there by Duke. You can find more info on the clinical trial.gov site.
Just for background--- my husband was diagnosed with intrahepatic Cc in April 2011. He had a resection and removed his entire right; he has also had Gem/CIS , radiation plus Xeloda, and bland embollizations. We are thrilled with the trial results so far!