Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Starting Again

We've finally got the call (well 2 of them) telling us Tim has been accepted to the trial in Charleston. We were first told he has an appointment at 4pm tomorrow but got another call today saying he has a 10am appointment on Friday so we get to straighten that out first thing in the morning. Irregardless he should be on this new treatment in the next week or so if not tomorrow/Friday.

We're really hopeful with this one, not only has the TargetNow Therapy program (the program we raised money for & that Tim had the biopsy for) matched a drug that is similar to the new drug but it has shown an incredible amount of success in trials. The FDA has not approved its use yet but it has gone through Phase 3 trials and is in line for approval. Apparently the trials were so successful that they stopped mid-trial, completely unblinded the double blind study (apparently a really big deal) & offered the drug to those that had received the placebo. Now it's being offered for compassionate use (for those that have exhausted all standard protocols) which is how Tim will have access to it. Hopefully this will turn the tide & finally get the growth under control, we'll find out soon enough.

On another note, Here is a video about the Dragon Boat Race Tim & I participated in about a month ago if you want to see what its about in a little more detail:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBAznTsHbKw&feature=youtu.be
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