I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in Nov., 1999. Surgery and radioactive iodine followed. In Dec., 2006, I found a lump in my neck that turned cancerous. Shortly thereafter, it was found to have metastasized throughout my body and to be untreatable and inoperable. I started a clinical trial with Sutent (sunitinib) since Apr., 2007.
In Nov., 2013, the tumors began growing again and I was removed from the Sutent Clinical Trial. I started a clinical trial taking of CEDIRANIB on 04/09/14.
Hi, All - just wanted to let you know that I got good news last week when I visited the clinical trial site. After only 2 courses of the drug Sunitinib, the 2 largest tumors in my lungs have shrunk slightly and there are no new tumors! The doctors are very excited and (needless to say) so am I! It sure makes it easier to put up with the side effects when you know it's doing you some good.
This is a definite success. For purposes of this clinical trial, success is no growth, so the fact that there is shrinkage is gravy.
I've started the 3rd course of the drug. After 12 weeks, I'll have another CAT scan and we'll see how things are going then.