Hi we live in Australia and my wife has stage 4 melanoma,she has finished treatment with Yervoy and the follow up scan showed that it has spread significantly suggesting that yervoy did not work for her.Her specialist is going to try to get her on the PD-1 trials here but we wont know for another 3 weeks if she is able to.
Its good to hear that it has been approved by the FDA and at least now people over there have a chance.Unfortunately it is not that way over here and doesnt look like getting approved till late 2015 or even 2016.
Is your wife Braf neg or positive? There are some options there with the Braf/mek having the longer period of time for remission. Can you travel to Europe for the EAP (expanded access program) of PD1? There should be EAPs opening in Australia, you might check with your doctor and I will be checking too.