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    kylez
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    A melanoma patient going through TIL treatment at Moffitt right now, is blogging his experience for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He’s due to get his expanded T-cells reinfused in 2 weeks, on Jan. 7 2013. His second blog entry is here, “http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/healthcare/Patient-1-Medically-Speaking.html” class=”bbcode_url”>http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/healthcare/Patient-1-Medically-Speaking.html“.

    His trial combines TIL treatment with Yervoy infusions as well. Per his blog, This treatment has never been tried in this order before – basically shoving the t-cell part in between the Yervoy treatments. So, as far as the doctors can tell, I’ll be the first person on the planet to give this a shot – hence, “Patient #1.”

    He plans to update the blog as treatment continues.

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    Gilly
    Participant

    well done all of you thus far – we will have fingers crossed for the TILS trasfer in Jan – have a great xmas with your little family

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    Catherine Poole
    Keymaster

    PD1 may also be used in the near future instead of IL2. We hope for the best. I’ve been following this blog as well. Thanks for sharing.

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