Category Archive: Other Drugs


A new IL-15 side effect: Mindfreak

May 20, 2012 - 9 Comments

I can inform you that I made it though the two-week hospitalization at NCI without any organ failure, hallucinations or cavities. That said, I was surprised by the lingering, and sometimes new, side effects of the drug.

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A brief history and explanation of IL-15

May 3, 2012 - 14 Comments

Last week I touched briefly on the differences between IL-2 and IL-15, but I wanted to follow up [...]

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The biology of interleukin-2 and interleukin-15: Implications for cancer therapy and vaccine design

May 3, 2012 - Add Comment

A brief summary of a medical article authored by the National Cancer Institute's Thomas Waldmann, [...]

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Life at NIH: Side effects are manageable, daytime TV is not

April 30, 2012 - 9 Comments

Entering the second week of in-house hospitalization at the National Institutes of Health, our hero [...]

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Of Porn and Natural Killer Cells: The Mean Streets of the National Institutes of Health

April 25, 2012 - 14 Comments

IL-15 is a cousin of IL-2, but it is believed to be more targeted than the latter. Both drugs are [...]

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The burden of uncertainty and the search for a new cancer treatment

April 3, 2012 - 32 Comments

What do the doctors say? That’s what people keep asking us now that Chris’s third treatment [...]

Fake Kidney Cancer Drug Avastin Being Sold in the United States

March 7, 2012 - Add Comment

The Wall Street Journal today broke a major story noting that "Authorities investigating the [...]

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Jamaica: A cure for cancer

March 4, 2012 - 31 Comments

I'm not entirely sure my cancer was cured while in Jamaica. The CT scans suggest otherwise. Perhaps [...]

Avastin and the Rotten Kidney

January 28, 2012 - Add Comment

A fellow kidney cancer blogger writes about her concerns with the denial of access to Avastin for [...]

Pfizer’s Inlyta (axitinib) approved by FDA

January 27, 2012 - 1 Comment

The FDA approved Pfizer's Inlyta today, according to the Baltimore Sun. Inlyta, brand name for [...]

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