R7112, the trial I am on, did not work on Jose Alencar, the vice-president of Brazil. I am watching the news on the Brazilian channel, TV Globo, and they just announced that the experimental treatment Jose Alencar was on, at MD Anderson in Texas, did not work. The number of sarcoma tumors in his abdomen increased. But as always, 77 years old Alencar is not giving up. Click here for link to news in Portuguese.
I was hoping that this trial would work on Jose Alencar. His story is so similar to mine (except to the vice-presidency part ;)). He has been through numerous surgeries (two of them with my NY surgeon, Murray Brennan). Just as it happened with me, ET 743 (yondelis) did not work with him.
According to the news report, the next step for him will be conventional chemotherapy. Surgery is out of the question for now.
Eu fico a torcer para que tudo dê certo.