Topic: Immunotherapy - not all approaches work the same

according to a Twitter Chat and reported by The Augusta Chronicle:

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/healt … ing-cancer

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Re: Immunotherapy - not all approaches work the same

Thanks Marion, much excitement surrounding Immunotherapy and let's hope that much of it will be carried through to CC.

Hugs,

Gavin

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Re: Immunotherapy - not all approaches work the same

Just wondering...What are the hospitals/who are the physicians and immunogists leading the exploration of immunotherapy for cholangiocarcinoma? What are the opportunities for the  inclusion of cholangio if FDA approval is received for treatment of a different cancer?

Re: Immunotherapy - not all approaches work the same

Judy..... Most major centers are involved in these studies.  You might want to start with the treating physician, as he/she may be able to lead you to a center closest for participation.   I believe that once approved for a different cancer, physicians will then use the "off label" and the pd-1 and anti pd-L1 pembrolizumab (lambrolizumab) drug are under investigation and are expected to be released by the end of this year. 

From what I have learned the NIH is overrun with request, but Melinda's study is recruiting:
http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?t … rch=Search

The newest in the making are the n-of-1 trials (single patient trials) part of personalized medicine.  But, I have little information on this.
Hugs,
Marion

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