well, nearly 4 years after I first heard the phrase, Thursday I'm going for Merck EA Anti PD1 at Sloan.
with failing almost every treatment out there, including gamma knife for brain mets, 2 rounds of Ipi, and both BRAF treatments, I'm finally getting PD1. With the news that Ipi non-responders have a lower response rate, my excitement is tampered but hopeful. I don't get where these IPI successes are, why would they start PD1? I guess they were partial responders?? If anyone knows, please advise.
Please wish me luck.
FYI, I know Dr. Sznol at Yale is starting a trial for brain mets, but he said to me that since I had gamma knife very recently, he advised PD1 ASAP. So, here I go.