I m back from my return to discuss my starting the TIL trial. I got what I feel is mixed results about starting TIL trial. After reviewing all my scans and labs they have decided that I'm doing so well on FOLFIRI + Avistin that they are delaying my starting the trial because I've made just good progress on chemo. I suppose this is good news but its a bit of a let down after preparing myself to start the end of September
But the BEST news is my T cells are growing and some are showing to be reactive to my tumors! I hate having to wait but it does make sense to not stop some thing that's working and when I do start there will be less cancer cells to deal with.
That sounds like great news. I can understand why they feel that you should stay on current treatment as it is working.
I would have loved something like this if I qualified as you don't have to go through the surgical stuff that can have permanent effects.
It's great to hear progress on NCI/TIL.
6/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/17: 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 4.5 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/17-9/17: Xeloda radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4; 1/10 1.8; 1/31 2.2; 2/28 2.6; 4/10 2.8; 5/1 2.8; 5/29 3.2; 7/13 4.5; 8/9 2.8, 2/12 1.2
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/17: 2.7 2.2 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/17: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
CapeOx (8) 12/17-6/18
7/18: Reversal, Port Removal
2/19: Clean CT