Topic: VEGF Trap
I am about to consent to having this new drug administered. It is experimental and works in conjunction with FOLFOX4. FOLFOX4 consists of oxaliplatin and 5-fluorouacil/leucovorin.
The VEGF stands for Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor which causes tumor growth by causing the growth of new blood vessels from normal tissues into tumors. This treatment is designed to cut off the blood supply to these tumors thus their growth.
Surgery is not an option for me. I have a soft ball sized tumor in my liver, a golf ball sized tumor next to my pancreas and multiple tumors on my lungs. The source of all this is the cholangiocarcinoma in my biliary duct.
I am trying to find anyone who has any experience or information.