My husband was in IPI and he had to fail as well before he could be in Pd1 trial. So he had to had the second infusion, scans showing progression to then be accepted. It is painful to have to ‘fail’ first, then wash out period to then be accepted and start trial. 10 weeks total without treatment.
I wish you all the best during this time. Best wishes.
Sorry did not see this before. Right after 2nd injection (march 27), we started counting the 6wks wash out period, had scans on May 10 to send to UCLA for review and acceptance to trial. He got in on June 6th, first treatment on June 7. They never mentioned that he had to fail Braf treatment, but he had had it. He was treated with Z and it work amazing til he had a severe allergic reaction to Z (Stevens Johnson of all side effects).
He got into UCLA with Dr. Ribas. They have several trials at different phases, Jacques is Phase 1 trial cause this way we guarantee he received medication.
Dr. Ribas is great and you could contact him and he will answer your questions right away.
Hope this helps, if need more info let me know.
Elenise (Jacques wife)
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