Hi everyone, I have some exciting news to share with you! My mom (age 65) was diagnosed with Stage 4 CC in February 2014. From March – June, she underwent chemo (Gemzar & Cisplatin) at UCSF, which unfortunately wasn’t as effective as we had hoped.
As luck would have it, she was able to secure a spot in the clinical trial (CC#14952: Phase I-B Study of MK-3475), using a drug called “pembrolizumab” by Merck, which had been proven successful in patients with melanoma. After just a few months of immunotherapy, we were given the greatest news ever….the tumors were SHRINKING!!!!!!
As you can imagine, we are all ecstatic about the progress and hope that it continues! We wanted to provide this information to all of you that have been affected by CC. Just recently the FDA approved Merck’s Keytruda. See attached article for more details.