Re: [MOL] Dad's Gene therapy..... [13410] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Dad's Gene therapy.....



Dear Gina,

Where in N.O. is your Dad getting this therapy??

Sally Tilson
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From: GSwan82375@aol.com <GSwan82375@aol.com>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Thursday, July 30, 1998 11:17 AM
Subject: [MOL] Dad's Gene therapy.....


>Hi all,
>
>Dad is now starting his second treatment of Gene therapy and so far it is
>still to soon to tell if it is helping.  Dad says he still feels the same
as
>he did before he started it.  I guess there was a slight problem the first
>couple days when they were administering the gene to the tumor area.  They
>found a kink in the hose 2 days later and re-administered the genes again
so
>he had to stay in New Orleans 2 days longer.  They wanted to make sure he
got
>a full dose of the treatment.  Dad says he is feeling no side effects at
all
>and only stays in the hospital the first night then he is treated as an
>outpatient.
>
>The clinical trial should be compete by the end of Aug.  and if dad finds
out
>it didn't help him he is seriously thinking of going into the Onconase
>clinical trial but Onconase does have some side effects so dad has been
>reading a lot about Photodynamic therapy too.
>
>I have been talking with a man from New York who's wife has mesothelioma
also
>and is going to do the photodynamic therapy.  He said he will keep me
informed
>on her progress.
>
>God bless you all and take care,
>Gina
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