ginabeewell wrote:Thanks for the update. Sounds promising!
Did you talk at all about the pump getting filled at NW to cut back on all the travel required? Asking selfishly as it would be tough for me to manage that much travel...
mpbser wrote:There are many threads here that address the HAI pump. I am posting on here because it's a relatively recent thread.
Many of you already know that the Codman pump, the only pump that had been used for many years for CC-liver, was discontinued this past spring. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/25/heal ... evice.html Another company, Medtronic, makes a similar pump, but it is approved for use in the spine, not the liver.
One obstacle is that the Codman pump requires a catheter that the Medtronic pump lacks.
My husband and I went to MSK the other day and met with Dr. Kemeny. We were given literature about the trial my husband would be put in, if he was to decide to go the HAI pump route. The trial question: Is the combination of the Medtronic pump and the Codman catheter device a safe alternative to the C3000 Codman pump for delivering chemotherapy directly into the liver of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer or cholangiocarcinoma?
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT ... eny&rank=1
So, given the device situation, I think MSK is the only place currently implanting pumps. I do not know of any other trial like this.
Sigh. Since this trial has only been going on for a couple of months, I am now a bit uneasy about this route. Anyone here part of the trial????? How's it going?????
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