I’ve officially met the criteria for a clinical trial being conducted at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. This is good news. It is a Phase II trial which was named as one of the 100 Great Investigational Drugs for 2011 by R&D Directions Magazine.

“We are excited with the early promise ICT-107 has demonstrated in extending both progression-free and overall survival in patients with GBM, with no serious adverse events reported to date,” said Manish Singh, Ph.D. President and CEO.

Tina and I will go to Chicago next week for lab work and apharesis (extracting cells from my blood). Then we can return to Atlanta and start radiation and chemo. In the meantime, a vaccine will be made from my cells and some experimental stuff. That will get injected into me. Actually, there’s a 33% chance that I’ll be injected with placebo. Then they monitor how much time passes before the cancer returns.

It’s still a gamble, but better than betting on nothing.



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4 responses to “Approved”

  1. potcake says :

    That is great news!!!!

  2. Nat says :

    Excellent news sir! We are praying for you guys.

  3. Lee Ann Melton says :

    Great news! You are in our prayers.

  4. sharon says :

    I am so proud of my brother. He has faced this head on, always strong, focused, FUNNY, and keeping cooool. I love you Ke-bro 🙂 Good luck Thursday!!! Let me know when i can visit and have another gourmet meal…

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