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Hi all:  A friend of mine has a sister that has gone thru surgery and
radiation for Ovarian Cancer.  I sent her the article below and she would
like to know if anyone knows of this type of radioactive therapy being used
with Ovarian Cancer.

Thank you	June A

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Brennan, Kathy 
> Sent:	Tuesday, April 13, 1999 12:05 PM
> To:	'june'
> Subject:	FW: [CancerDaily] Re: Journalist Seeking Cancer Patients Who
> Have Particpated ...
> 
> Remember this?
> It seems my sister did give it some thought.
> She just called and asked me to ask you, if you could put your feelers out
> and see if there is anything out there like this,or
>  similar, that they use on ovarian cancer.
> Thanks
> Kathy Brennan
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Argila, June [SMTP:ARGILA@Telephonics.com]
> <mailto:[SMTP:ARGILA@Telephonics.com]> 
> Sent:	Wednesday, April 07, 1999 7:57 AM
> To:	'Kathy Brennan'
> Subject:	FW: [CancerDaily] Re: Journalist Seeking Cancer Patients Who
> Have Particpated ...
> 
> Hi:  I know your sister's cancer is different - but, I am wondering if
> they
> have something like this (radioactive element) for her??
> 	> -----Original Message-----
> 	> From:	JerrySobel@aol.com <mailto:JerrySobel@aol.com>
> [SMTP:JerrySobel@aol.com] <mailto:[SMTP:JerrySobel@aol.com]> 
> 	> Sent:	Tuesday, April 06, 1999 12:19 PM
> 	> To:	cancerdaily@egroups.com <mailto:cancerdaily@egroups.com> 
> 	> Subject:	[CancerDaily] Re: Journalist Seeking Cancer Patients
> Who
> 	> HaveParticpated ...
> 	> 
> 	> You are absolutely correct, this is journalism at its worst-My
> wife, who
> 	> was 
> 	> diagnosed with low grade non-hodgkins lymphoma in 1994 became
> progressive 
> 	> with the disease in April of last year. After 4 cycles of Rituxan
> Mab the 
> 	> disease went into partial remission except in one area, which had
> 	> progressed 
> 	> to a higher grade. Always doing what the textbooks call for and
> relying 
> 	> solely on empirical knowledge, her oncologist immediately placed
> her on 6 
> 	> months of CHOP.
> 	> 
> 	> Three weeks following her 8th and last cycle of chemo, the disease
> came
> 	> back 
> 	> with a vengeance. Again the the onco doc wanted to give her more
> intensive
> 	> 
> 	> chemo and prepare her for a stem cell transplant. We opted not to
> do this
> 	> but 
> 	> instead enrolled in a clinical trial at The University of Illinois
> which
> 	> is 
> 	> testing a Mab called Lym-1 that is conjugated to a radioactive
> element and
> 	> is 
> 	> designed specifically for intermediate and higher grade NHL. The
> drug is 
> 	> produced by a small biotech called Techniclone and is in stage
> II/III 
> 	> testing. The drug was administered by a Dr. Michael Blend, a
> nuclear
> 	> medicine 
> 	> researcher at the University, who is in charge of this program.
> 	> 
> 	> After testing positive for the HLA-DR 10 gamma antigen which the
> drug has
> 	> an 
> 	> affinity toward, my wife was give a therapeutic dose. Following
> the third 
> 	> week post administration, tumors which were visibly protruding
> from her
> 	> body 
> 	> began disappearing. By the 6th week when she returned to Chicago
> for her 
> 	> second and final cycle of the drug, a nuclear scan confirmed that
> there
> 	> was 
> 	> no longer any tumor in her body.
> 	> 
> 	> Is she cured of Cancer? I doubt it. Because as long as one
> cancerous cell
> 	> is 
> 	> floating around, chances are we'll have to meet other challenges
> in the 
> 	> future. But thank God we followed our own hunch and went with this
> 	> clinical 
> 	> trial as opposed to "conventional wisdom" and the use of
> modalities which 
> 	> have little lasting efficacy at best. By the way, taking Lym-1,
> had as
> 	> much 
> 	> deliterious effect upon her as taking a vitamin C pill. I wish I
> could say
> 	> 
> 	> the same about the ineffective CHOP she had taken earlier.
> 	> 
> 	> Where possible, and particularly under dire circumstances where
> 	> immunotherapy 
> 	> is an option, I urge people to atleast consider clinical trials.
> 	> 
> 	>                                                         Jerry
> Sobel
> 	> 
> 	>
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