KRAS G12V - anyone with good news?

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KRAS G12V - anyone with good news?

Postby dliu » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:48 am

We just got our genetic testing results and my mum is KRAS G12V mutant. I have been looking online and on this forum but have decided to stop for the sake of my mental health: I don't have a great grasp of scientific papers, and what I read is grim.

Anyone with a bit of good news or perspective on the subject want to chip in?

[EDIT] I should add that we're not US-based, we're in Europe (Italy). Might consider flying to the US for treatment but my mum is very weak at the moment so probably not ready to relocate relatively long-term
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Caring for my mum, 65
Sigmoid resection, multiple liver mets
09/05/2018 Dx Stage IV, 6/11 LN - KRAS G12V
28/05/2018 First round of FOLFOX + Avastin

CEA down from 6000+ (05/2018) to 843 (08/2018) to 377 (11/2018)
9/10 rounds with Oxaliplatin
8/10 rounds with Bevacizumab

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Re: KRAS G12V - anyone with good news?

Postby WarriorSpouse » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:09 am

I am sorry to read what you are going through caring for your Mom.

There are many Stage IV survivors here posting every week.
My suggestion is to make sure she gets a second opinion on treatment from a major cancer center if possible. Treatment plans can still be implemented at the local facility as long s the overall plan gets the consent from a major cancer facility.
There is another thread ongoing covering a similar circumstance for KRAS mutant. You may get more reading those posts as well.

Best Wishes,
Spouse of wife 47 years old
10/2014, Stage IV Metastatic CC
Lymph node involvement 12/15, w/ positive PET on para-aortic lymph nodes.
5 cm sigmoid tumor resection as well as positive Virchow lymph node.
KRAS mut, Highly Differentiated, Lynch Negative
Folfox and Avastin 1 YR (Oxi for 5 months) NED 05/2015
Zeloda and Avastin since 01/2016
Chemo break 03/2017, back on Zeloda and Avastin 04/2017.

"...Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other."
-Walter Elliot

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Re: KRAS G12V - anyone with good news?

Postby sdino » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:56 am

Possible clinical trial at NIH/NCI - Administering Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes Transduced With a Murine T-Cell Receptor Recognizing the G12V Variant of Mutated RAS in HLA-A*1101 Patients. link to trial here :
Caregiver for Wife 53 yrs old
DX:11/16-CC sigmoid colon
Lung Mets: Bilateral ranging 4mm-1.8CM
MSS, KRAS-mutG12D; TP53
Folfox/Avastin+Oxi 11/16 to 5/17, Xeloda+Avastin 8/17
CT Scans: 5/17 colon & lung met shrinkage,11/17 and 1/18 slight progression; 5/18, 7/18 stable lungs/colon; 10/18 very slight progression
NCI YOUNGER TIL Trial NCT03412877 awaiting progression - 1/18 VATs lung 2 mets wedge resect
CEA:16-11/16; 0.6-5/17; 3.0-11/17; 4.2-2/18; 4.9-3/18; 4.0 - 5/18, 6.8-7/18; 5.1-9/18; 5.4-10/18

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