IMMUNO-combo trial RECTAL CANCER *before* surgery -at MD Anderson

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Maia
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IMMUNO-combo trial RECTAL CANCER *before* surgery -at MD Anderson

Postby Maia » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:01 pm

IMMUNO CLINICAL TRIAL FOR RECTAL CANCER, **before surgery**, at MD Anderson:
the possibility of receive an IMMUNOTHERAPY just at the start of treatment.

Talimogene Laherparepvec [T-VEC, Imlygic, immunotherapy approved for melanoma, given as injection to the tumour ]Capecitabine, and Chemoradiation Before Surgery in Treating Patients With Locally Advanced or Metastatic Rectal Cancer NCT03300544
Rectal Adenocarcinoma
Stage III Rectal Cancer AJCC v7
Stage IIIA Rectal Cancer AJCC v7
Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer AJCC v7
Stage IIIC Rectal Cancer AJCC v7
Stage IV Rectal Cancer AJCC v7
Stage IVA Rectal Cancer AJCC v7
Stage IVB Rectal Cancer AJCC v7

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03300544

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Re: IMMUNO-combo trial RECTAL CANCER *before* surgery -at MD Anderson

Postby NHMike » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:06 pm

Too late for me but it sounds cool. Basically hitting the tumor with a triple-attack.
06/23/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy+Biopsy
07/13/17: Stage 3B rectal cancer. T3, N1b, M0. 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6 mm, 5 x 5 mm.
Xeloda 3,400 mg/day + radiation 07/31 - 09/08.
CEA 2.7; halfway through treatment: 1.9; after treatment: 1.8.
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/06/17: 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 mm (-75%), 5 x 3 mm (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV.
Surgery: 10/30/17 LAR, Temp Ileostomy

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Re: IMMUNO-combo trial RECTAL CANCER *before* surgery -at MD Anderson

Postby CRguy » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:26 pm

Just an IMO moment here Maia ...

I think this absolutely legitimizes and brings immunotherapies into the forefront of mainline CRC protocols,
as a first line therapy for ALL Stage III and IV classes = this is GREAT news !
Hoping for great results !

JMO

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CR
Caregiver x 3
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
10 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

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Re: IMMUNO-combo trial RECTAL CANCER *before* surgery -at MD Anderson

Postby mozart13 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:20 pm

It looks like the cause of most cancers are Immuno failing of the body to reckognize and fight.
“And yet it moves” like Galileo said, we are going in right direction.

Thx Maia for updates!
55 year, male, never been seek in my life.
Diagnosed with T1,T2 N0 M0 rectal cancer, tumor 4.5cm,
Stage 1
CEA 2.0
Discovered by pure lack, after taking baby ASA, had blood in stool.
25 sessions of Chemo/rad finished end of January 2017, focus was on lymph nodes
Tumor erased, CCR, negative mri, ct, scope, no evidence of cancer
W&W approach 8)
April 2017, folfox 8 rounds plus 2 rounds of xeloda
Sept.2017 CT , MRI negative

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Re: IMMUNO-combo trial RECTAL CANCER *before* surgery -at MD Anderson

Postby Maia » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:23 pm

mozart13 wrote:It looks like the cause of most cancers are Immuno failing of the body to reckognize and fight.

Absolutely. So we can keep cutting, poisoning, radiating, taking out the cancer (we need to do that!) but if the (immune) system who failed to stop the misguided cells, in the first place, is not addressed, it's unlikely we'll be able to talk about a cure.


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