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Old 03-29-2015, 07:36 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Polio Virus

If you missed the 60 Minutes (Killing Cancer) episode this evening, you can probably find it on YouTube in the coming days.

Big things are happening at Duke University with use of the polio virus.

Passing on a good thing...

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Old 03-29-2015, 08:36 PM   #2
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Re: Polio Virus

It was worth watching - thanks for cluing us in in time for it, Karen.
Dx 2002 age 51
bc for granny, aunt, cousin, sister, mother.
ER+/PR+/HER2+++, grade 3
IDC 1.9 cm, some DCIS, Stage 1, Grade 3
Lumpectomy, CAFx6 (no blood boosters), IMRT rads, 1 3/4 yr tamoxifen
Rads necrosis
BRCA 1 & 2 negative
Trials: Early detection OVCA; 2004 low-dose testosterone for bc survivors
Diet: Primarily vegetarian organic; metformin (no diabetes), vitamin D3
Exercise: 7 days a week, 1 hr/day
No trastuzumab, no taxane, no AI
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:29 AM   #3
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Re: Polio Virus

This is available to watch anytime on the website: 60 Minutes Poliovirus Trial .

There are quite a few articles discussing whether such an enthusiastic story on national TV was premature and/or misleading. This one has some of the context, and some history of both this specific treatment and immunotherapy in general: Brain Cancer: Did '60 Minutes' Report Raise False Hope?

And another fairly balanced discussion: What '60 Minutes' Got Right And Wrong On Duke's Polio Virus Trial Against Glioblastoma

As usual, I find the discussions almost more interesting than the original information!

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Old 03-31-2015, 01:51 PM   #4
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Re: Polio Virus

My integrative hematologist-oncologist, Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, speaks to FOX5 on the polio virus:
He is also the author of The Gene Therapy Plan, due out in a few weeks. It already holds the number one best-seller spot based on pre-sales. Join Dr. Gaynor's blog for free life-changing information: genechanger.com.
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:14 PM   #5
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Re: Polio Virus

I watched the 60 minutes show and it seems so promising.
11/13 Dx IDC left breast
11/19/2013 Inflammatory Breast Cancer stage 3c grade 2 Er- Pr- her2+++
Node involvement suspected based on CT
12/13 port placed
12/13 neoadjuvant DD AC xs 4 rounds started
02/14 taxol/herceptin started every week xs 12 rounds
Herceptin for 1 year
BRCA1&2 negative
5/06/14 last round taxol/herceptin. Chemo done!!!
5/07/14 clear CT scan
6/11/14 Bilateral Mastectomy Done
6/15/14 8mm tumor post chemo. Removed by bmx
6/15/14 lymph nodes 0/9
6/15/14 officially Cancer Free
7/11/14 emergency surgery to left breast . Wound refused to heal and broke open. New TE placed
7/28/14 emergency medical procedure now to right breast( post op 6 weeks mastectomy ) wound opens.
8/25/14 - 10/07/14 Radiation
11/24/14 CT of Brain clear
01/23/15 One year Herceptin Complete
02/04/15 Diep done
5/01/15 1 year Ct scan- mass in thymus
6/23/15 repeat CT mass in thymus still present
6/30/15 biopsy thymus 7/03/15 mass Benign! Diagnoses Thymic hyperplasia rebound ( chemo at fault, no long term health effects)
7/08/15 phase 2 diep
11/23/15 phase 2b ( reconstructive surgery with lipo)
03/05/18 Vinnie Myer 3 D nipple tattoos complete.
11/19/2018 5 years since Dx of IBC stage 3c remain NED.
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:33 PM   #6
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Re: Polio Virus

So amazing!! Thank goodness for the fast-track.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:00 PM   #7
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It must be a lot less costly then chemo?
dx 11/12/09 IDCI
Stage 3a
ER 98% PR 80%
Her2 +3
4/12 nodes
6 rounds TCH
Herceptin 12 months 3weeks
Rad. 30 tx
Tamoxifin 6 months stopped
Arimedex stopped 9/12 (side effects)
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