BMS PD1 & chicken pox/shingles

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4/11/2013 7:46pm
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I read somewhere that a few patients in the BMS PD1 trial got chicken pox/shingles. Has anyone heard about this???

Yes!  My husband Peck broke out with shingles at the end of his first 12 week cycle.  Anyone else?

Anonymous - (4/12/2013 - 12:38pm)

Hi Melissa ann,


I am so happy to see you post.  I think about you often & watch for your posts.

You replied to one of mypost and helped me with you advice so I am very gratiful to you.

How is Peck doing???


Talked with dr W about it...he was surprised I heard about it. 4 patients out of 130 have come down with either shingles or chicken pox. They have no idea why other than something is going on with their immune system...

Advocate for your own treatment.. Stage 4 Melanoma NED Surgery,Radiation, Temodar 300Mg July 2009-March 2010, then "Phase I Study of Anti-PD-1 Human Monoclonal Antibody MDX-1106 and Vaccine Therapy"

Any more info on development of shingles and outcome? My son is going through the Merck PD1 Antibody trial and has recently developed a bad case of shingles on his head and eye. He is being hospitalized under the care of his oncologist and an infectious disease doctor.