I am posting my good news to share information on the Merck PD-1 trial.
I started this trial on 12/20/11. After only 3 infusions, I could see 2 subq's on my leg and chest start shrinking.
Last week, I had my first 12 week scans since starting to take this drug. My doctor told me that there was NO CANCER
anywhere in my body.
Starting the trial, I had tumors in my leg, on my chest and BOTH lungs. Being stage 4, this is truly a miracle after
only taking this drug for 12 weeks. My doctor told me, I am a “complete responder”.
I know of 2 other patients who started this trial in December 2011 with me. One patient with lung mets is a complete
responder. The other patient is a partial responder.
For those interested in this trial, here is the link:
I know that there are openings for this trial at UCLA Medical Center with Dr. Ribas. His email ARibas@mednet.ucla.edu
Good Luck to Everyone fighting Mel.