A New Clinical Trial
Well, we only thought we were settling into a new normal routine. We received a phone call Monday fromUAB saying a slot had been opened in a clinical trial called XL765. After two days of agonizing over this, Gorman decided to do it. This is a study on a drug that inhibits the molecules that lead to tumor cell proliferation and survival. Several pharmacutical companies are currently testing versions of this drug and it’s generating a lot of excitement. Gorman will continue to take his monthly doses of Temodar and will take the XK765 everyday. The down side is that, during the first three months, we will have to be in Birmingham a lot, and I do mean A LOT. Thereafter, we only have to go once a month. We decided we could “tough it up” and do whatever it takes. We have the option to drop at any time if we so choose. The good news is UAB was willing to work around our upcoming trip to visit our kids. We’ll go up sometime within the next two weeks for screening tests and get started after we return from our kids visit.
So here we go!!