Thanks for that and I am glad to be of help as always. And yes, I so agree with everything that you say on the trial and results etc. Let’s keep fingers crossed that the data from phase 3 is good as well! Your point as well about chemo leading to possible surgery for those previously deemed inoperable is so important too and this would have been good for my dad had he been able to go down that road. Much has changed since he was diagnosed in 2008 and that is good, but there is still so much more to do yet as I am sure you would agree. We will get there though!
Thanks loads Mary!
P.S One thing that I would add about research and stuff is that compared to what I used to find when I started looking for it all and posting links about it back in 2008 and compare that to what I come across now, there has been a huge increase in pieces, news, data and studies etc now compared to back then. The progression has been gradual but seems to be getting quicker now from what I find online and read about. But we still want more and better don’t we!
Thank you for posting information on the very encouraging early results for this treatment option. This chemo combination so far is showing promising outcomes in terms of survival, progression-free survival and making surgery possible for previously unresectable patients. The numbers of studied patients who were treated with this regimen so far is small, however, which means more study will be undertaken to be sure of the results. Hopefully the next round(s) of clinical trial testing will continue to show this chemo triplet to be effective. In the interim, certainly this chemo option is one interested patients and caregivers can ask about with their oncologists.