Topic: Neoadjuvant Therapy with transplantation
Hello all. It's been a while since I've updated, but I wanted to share my uncle's most recent treatment progress. For my full introduction here's the link to my intro thread:
http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/punbb … p?id=10266
My uncle has an intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma that has spread through his bile duct, but not beyond. He is receiving care at UCLA under Dr. B. (can't ever remember his full name). His team decided the best course of action would be a full liver transplant. He is on the wait list (average is 9-12 months apparently) and will undergo radiation and chemotherapy to in essense "stall" the cancer while he waits for a new liver. His doctor has told him he's in excellent shape for a transplant, so in short, we're cautiously optimistic.
This week he will be starting a radiation therapy called Neoadjuvant therapy. Has anyone had experience with this type of therapy, specifically in conjunction with a full transplant?
I'll include the link to the article we were provided describing the therapy: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2504373/
I really appreciate any feedback. You all were wonderful in my introduction thread