Category Archive: MDX-1106


Goodbye MDX-1106, Hello Sutent

September 9, 2011 - 6 Comments

Today, we learned that Chris’s disease has progressed again – that while the MDX-1106 perhaps kept it from growing more rapidly, it wasn’t doing enough to contain the disease and we would no longer be able continue on the trial. I felt sad again. No more Thursdays with Fabulous Alice. No more hope-laden infusions of the drug that we’d prayed would “melt the tumors away.” This was not the miracle we’d longed for. We hope it is for others.

Heavy Drinkers, Radiologists and Blurry CT Scans

September 7, 2011 - 1 Comment

Dena and I approach Thursday's CT scan with a new level of apprehension, due to some things we've [...]

Ever Get a Punch Biopsy?

July 29, 2011 - 1 Comment

The doctor stuck me with a needle to inject some topical anesthesia, which felt like a little hornet [...]

Latest Scans Show Good News, Bad News

June 30, 2011 - 2 Comments

Dena and I were disappointed with what we heard today. All of the tumors have grown to some degree [...]

Back to a Normal Schedule on MDX-1106

June 16, 2011 - 3 Comments

Liver enzymes continued to fall with today’s bloodwork. I am fully back within normal ranges, if [...]

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Of Savage Two-Year-Olds and (Kind of) Healthy Livers

June 13, 2011 - 1 Comment

I wanted to report some good news we received this afternoon: My blood count numbers are still out [...]

You Say Drunk, I Say Muscle-Bound

June 11, 2011 - 1 Comment

So I’ve been reading a lot of online medical journals to find information about elevated enzymes [...]

Out with Melanoma, In with Hepatitis

June 10, 2011 - 2 Comments

If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that Dena and I have been doing a little disease [...]

Of Mobs and Moles

May 29, 2011 - 1 Comment

Something weird happened on the way to my cancer treatment. I got another cancer. Maybe. Well, maybe [...]

Always Tip Your Phlebotomist

May 14, 2011 - 3 Comments

Thus, I must give a shout-out to Sir Robert, my phlebotomist at Johns Hopkins. He drops a needle [...]

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