Like Deb m I also live in Pinckney but I used to work for PD/Pfizer in Ann Arbor. My wife was only in a Clinical trial there but they took great care of her while it lasted. Enormous amounts of clinical surveillance during a clinical trial there. We used St Joes for her primary care and standard treatment until those options ran out and we needed to look for clinical trials. My wife's oncologist at St Joes has a good friend at UoM he consults with you might say. They went to school together. I have a friend that got a second opinion from an expert in SCLC there. One of my former colleagues from my Big Pharma days was working in their Clinical Pharmacy for a while and told me about how well it appeared one trial against GBM was doing (No name of drug or its company but it sounded really promising). And another former colleague recently started work as an oncology clinical trial coordinator having transferred from Karmanos. They are an NCI Oncology center but not nearly as big as MSKCC or MD Anderson. I don't think you can go wrong being treated there. But being a teaching hospital it is crazy busy!
DW 53 dx Jun 2013
CT mets Liver Spleen lung. IVb CEA~110
Jul 2013 Sig Resct
8/13 FolFox,Avastin 12Tx mild sfx, Ongoing 5-FU Avastin every 3 wks.
CEA: good marker
7/7/14 CT Can't see the spleen Mets.
8/16/15 CEA Up, CT new abdominal mets. Iri, 5-FU, Avastin every 2 wks.
1/16 Iri, Erbitux and likely Avastin (Trial) CEA going >.
1/17 CEA up again dropped from Trial, Mets growth 4-6 mm in abdomen
5/2/17 Failed second trial, Hospitalized 15 days 5/11. Home Hospice 5/26, at peace 6/4/2017