Tuesday, January 6, 2009

More Good News

R. is participating in the same Brivanib trial and also has a liposarcoma. He comes from Ohio and like many of us is hoping that the four pills, he takes everyday, will end the sarcoma nightmare. Last Friday was the day R. completed the second cycle (six weeks) and got CT scan results.

As I was leaving the hospital, after getting pills that will last me until the 23rd, I saw him. Contrary to the worried expression I had seen earlier on, there was a smile. The same happiness on his wife's face. Shrinkage, they told me, Shrinkage of FOUR tumors!

Four tumors shrunk! Four liposarcoma tumors responded to Brivanib.
Yes, I think this is going to be a happy year.

8 comments:

Kathy said...

YAY! More happy news! I got to the University of Chicago tomorrow for my tests. They want a blood test and an EKG. Yesterday was my baseline scan. I am hoping that in 12 weeks, I can post that there was shrinkage too.

tapioca said...

que booooooooooo! que excelente notícia! Mas não pode ser só do brivanib.........
Nós estamos todos a fazer uma foooooooooooooooorça positiva, a torcer por ti e por aqueles que, como tu, sofrem de liposarcoma.
VAI DAR TUDO CERTO. VAI SER UM FANTÁSTICO 2009.

CLARINHA said...

I´m very happy for all... and sure that 2009 is going to be a VERY HAPPY YEAR....
Beijinhos
Pipas

Gabby said...

TT, I have 111 posts!!!

Peace&Love said...

Fabulous news for us!!!

CmmD said...

Elsa, your friend got nominated for the oscars! best supporting actress

Aubree said...

hi Elsa,

I have read your blog and received courage and hope for my mom. She has started the Brivanib trial for retroperitoneal MFH at the University of Chicago(just started her first week on it last Wed.) She, like you, has been on quite a lot of chemo combos/trials since her diagnosis in 2005. I am hoping for the best...

Elsa D. said...

I wish your mom all teh best. Yes I believe that soon one of these trials will work! Hopefully it will be Brivanib for us.