3years ned after 2a just found liver met 2.5 cm on right lobe ,where is the best plave to be treated . can go anywhere in the world
MD Anderson in Houston texas
Moffitt in florida
NIH in Maryland
I haven't been to either MD Anderson or Moffitt (but would if needed!), however I'm being treated at NIH in Bethesda, Maryland and I can't say enough for the doctors, nurses, even the food! Monday I start MAGE TCR which is a gene transfer therapy.
My melanoma specialist, Dr. Evan Lipson from Johns Hopkins is wonderful too. He has told me that without fail, he has never heard a patient complain about their treatment at NIH.
I'm Stage IV and don't know if this will work but I pray, pray, pray and am full of hope. My doctors are very excited about this new treatment. I'll be the third person to participate. Patients one and two are dong well but have not had their follow-up scans yet.
Faith and Hope!
Wishing you the best of luck for your trial Terri!!! My husband and I were extremely impressed with the staff at NIH. There were exceptionally professional, caring and very cautious. Even though he was not a responder to TIL therapy! we feel it considerably slowed down the disease and might be helping with his new trial. The TIL cells are suppose to last in your body for years.
MD Anderson is very good. My mom went there for her lymphoma, and I know that Melanoma is part of their "Moon Shot" Program. If you have any questions about it, let me know. I don't know much about their melanoma treatment specifically, but Mom and I lived in the hotel owned by MD Anderson (the Rotary House) for four months.
"Be who you are and be that well." - Saint Frances de Sales
Meet and talk to others about melanoma in our forums:
See also: History of the MPIP Forum
–CURE OM Forum
Or, visit the MRF Chat Room!
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Email the MRF Nurse
Call the Patient Helpline
Get matched with a Phone Buddy
I'm newly diagnosed – what should I know?
Find other organizations that can help
Subscribe to get updates about melanoma & the MRF’s work in research, education & advocacy.
Helpline: (877) 673-6460
1411 K Street, NW Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
(800) 673-1290 Office
(202) 347-9678 Fax
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is leading the melanoma community to transform melanoma from one of the deadliest cancers to one of the most treatable through research, education and advocacy.
The Melanoma Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.