Author Topic: Drug Shows Promise in Nervous-System Tumor Treatment  (Read 2280 times)


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Drug Shows Promise in Nervous-System Tumor Treatment
« on: August 15, 2011, 08:52:03 am »
I came across this article on new treatment for N2, but not classified as an option in this forum.

Anyone has additional info on this, and if works for non-N2 AN tumour?
AN Diagnosed 28 Apr 2010 - 26x19x18mm
Radiosurgery 24 May to 1 Jun 2010 - 50.4 Guy, 28 sessions
MRI on Jan 2011 - 26x19x16mm
MRI on Jan 2012 - 26x18x16mm
MRI on July 2012 - 25x18mm

Cheryl R

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Re: Drug Shows Promise in Nervous-System Tumor Treatment
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011, 10:37:24 am »
Avastin has been in clinical trials and did think heard of someone not in a trial being given it but it was used for NF2 to help with the hearing loss. It did help some but not all.       It is very very expensive.    It has been talked about some at the last 2 AN symposiums.         I also now have read where it is wanted to be discontinued for breast cancer users due to the bad side effects.     I did not know if the dosage range varied.             I have not researched it alot as my NF2 would not be a candidate for it.                More might be mentioned here by others.
                                          Cheryl R
Right mid fossa 11-01-01
  left tumor found 5-03,so have NF2
  trans lab for right facial nerve tumor
  with nerve graft 3-23-06
   CSF leak revision surgery 4-07-06
   left mid fossa 4-17-08
   near deaf on left before surgery
   with hearing much improved .
    Univ of Iowa for all care