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Posted by Veronica on May 31, 2000 at 19:57:29:

In Reply to: Pancreas and Liver cancer posted by Tom Page - PsiBase owner on May 31, 2000 at 16:21:38:

Tom,

My father just passed away a few months ago from the same cancer. He actually lived 17 months after his diagnosis, and he tried EVERYTHING. He was on the thalidomide for the last eight weeks of his life, and it showed no results for him. While he was getting worse, we checked out every clinical trial there was, and we found some good ones, but it was too late to enroll my father, because it was the end for him. The one that we found that seemed the most promising for metastic pancreatic cancer was the trial at UCLA with the Shering Plough drug SCH66336, and it is being studied at ULCA and M.D. Anderson too. Also Supergen's Rubitecan has some good results, mainly on patients who don't have any metastatic sites. UCLA is having good results combining chmo with angiogenesis inhibitors on various cancers as well. My father was stable on M.D Anderson's high-dose Gemzar for about six months, until he opted to go off of it because of side-effects. All the best to you!

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