Posted by: Greg Lance-Watkins
DoB: 26-Jan-1946
Chepstow, NP16 7LR, Monmouthshire, United Kingdoms.
tel: 01594 - 528 337

All ideas and info. provided here are to be discussed with your medical professionals. I am NOT Medically trained. I have merely had this vile disease since 1998 - always use your Common Sense and seek expert medical advice.
YOU MAY FIND THE LINKS in text and in the Right Sidebar of Help.
I can NOT vouch for any external site that I may direct readers to & therefore can NOT accept any legal responsibility - this is a personal blog of that which I believe only.
I do NOT believe there are magical cures hidden from us by our medical professionals though there are without doubt cases that seem cured as if by magic. Medical knowledge of this disease is very rudimentary and research frequently profligate but pointless!
However - sticking goji berries in your ear on a moonless night or similar WILL NOT HELP - Nor will the price paid for quackery be it here OR Mexico, Brazil or China!
There are many health care professionals trying their very best with great care and compassion but perfection is a little way off!
Be Minded:
I have cancer - cancer does not have me!

"Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, it seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come". - (Julius Caesar - Act II, Scene II).

Sunday, 17 April 2011

17-Apr-2011 - Casual Reading AS YOU DO!! 'CISPLATIN'

17-Apr-2011 - Casual Reading AS YOU DO!! 'CISPLATIN'

A recent article in the Mich. State University Alumni magazine (Spring 2011)
talks about the late Dr. Barney Rosenberg who developed the anti-cancer drug
Cisplatin (Platinol) and used with carboplatin (Paraplatin)- these two drugs are
rarely used alone.

" They are key ingredients in many combinations of drugs,
radiation and surgery that make cancers survivable, according to the director of
clinical research of one of the world's top cancer hospitals.

Cisplatin became the backbone of combination therapy for testicular,bladder,lung,ovarian,head and
neck,gastric cancers and recently for triple negative breast cancer and a number
of other less common tumors"

according to Bruce A. Chabner in Rosenberg's obituary published in Cancer Research.

The MSU article further states
"Caplatin and oxaliplatin(developed in Japan) have further extended this range of benefit.

The patients cured by these regiments and those that have benefitted from this
therapy number in the millions." Tumors of the kidney are included in the list
of cancers I found out.

& In Reply:

Cisplatin has been around a long time (1970"s) as a cancer treatment.
It is VERY toxic to the kidneys, causes neuropathy and hasn't shown a great response rate in general for RCC-like 17%. But is usedsucessfully for sarcomas so it is more likely to be used for kidney cancer with sarcomoid features.

I just want to say sorry for copping out at times and leaving Lee and friends to cope!
Any help and support YOU can give her will be hugely welcome.
I do make a lousy patient!
If YOU want to follow my fight against Cancer from when it started and I first presented with symptoms see The TAB just below the Header of this Blog. called >DIARY of Cancer< just click and it will give you a long list of the main events in chronological order.
Thoughts and comments will be in chronological order in the main blog and can be tracked in the >ARCHIVE< in the Right Sidebar.

You may find the TABS >MEDICAL LINKS< and also >CANCER LINKS< of help.
YOU are welcome to call me if you believe I can help in ANY way.
Posted by: Greg Lance-Watkins
tel: 01291 - 62 65 62

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