Hi Pauline... Wishing you and Anthony the best with this trial. Taxol also known as taxotere has been one of the chemos I just finished trying. I had some positive results with the liver tumor reducing in size but with my mets to lungs it was a toss up. Some slightly grew and some slightly shrunk. I had 8 cycles and over all felt it kept things at bay for some time. It's so hard to tell some times. Like some one mentioned the other day it depends on the doctor deciefering the scans, the tumors could be a little smaller or larger. Hair loss was my biggest side effect from taxotere(Taxol). 3 times as I stoppped and started to do little trips I had planned. Avastin I don't remember if I've tried before, I'd have to check the generic brand name. I also wanted to share that the mets to Anthony's lungs is not considered lung cancer but CC mets to the lungs. My Onco had to re explain that to me again the other day when I was giving him a hard time about what I wanted to try next. Mets to any part of my body he said is still considered CC/bile duct cancer, not lung or bone,etc. So i replied we can keep on trying anything then right? He grinned and just said we'll try what ever scientifically has merit. I said that's all I wanted to hear. Then he reminded me that it is amazing and basically not heard of a cc patient surviving this long. I told him He needed to visit our web site as it is happening. He feels that combinational treatments have been showing promise. So, with all that said it sounds like the trial Anthony is going to have is combinational of different chemos which canbe of benefit as they work in unison with each other for better results. Lots of possibilities still exsist and seem to be popping up here and there in my opinion. I hope and pray for the best with Anthony's trial and everyone else who is trying anything novel.
Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)