Rubraca (rucaparib), Clovis Oncology‘s oral PARP inhibitor, shrank tumors in 44% of metastatic hormone-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients with BRCA mutations included in the Phase 2 TRITON2 clinical trial. The treatment, which is already approved for ovarian cancer, also reduced PSA levels — a biomarker of prostate cancer — in 51.1% of patients with BRCA mutations.
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I’m still in the hospital, just finished treatment 6 of 12. Going stir crazy, but thankfully I get to move thru the hospital for the treatments, so it’s not 100% of my time in the room. After the treatments I go to a rehab hospital for two weeks.
My wife, Lisa is a lifesaver. The food here is terrible beyond bad. She’s keeping me well fed and cared for.
The hospital staff is great, couldn’t ask for better.
My movement in my left leg is encouraging, but not great. My right leg is mostly twitches, but some movement. No prognosis on how long it will take to regain whatever I can regain.
I remain in pretty good spirits. I know rehab is going to be tough, but I’m ready for it.
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As I write this, I’m in the hospital with partial paralysis of both legs. The paralysis is severe enough that I can’t walk or get around with a walker.
Associated with the new residence in Florida is a new set of doctors. My oncologist back in Texas didn’t believe there was value in trying Zytiga after Xtandi failed. The oncologist here, actually two oncologists, think there might be some gain giving it a try. So today I start taking Zytiga. I hope the side effects are mild. I’m ready for life to be on the easier side.
We took our first Gilded Age trip recently and went to Amelia Island, which is about 45 minutes north of Jacksonville, Florida. We stayed at the Ritz Carlton.
Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by the valets and shown our way to the reservation counter. The staff were exceptionally friendly, and we were checked in quickly.
The room was unremarkable, but the view of the Atlantic was fantastic.
This shot doesn’t come close to doing it justice.
We settled in for some cocktails at the concierge bar, along with some snacks. A couple drinks later we decided to go back to our room and order room service. The food was absolutely restaurant quality and we really enjoyed it.
We spent the next day relaxing and had a light lunch from the concierge table. For dinner we went to David’s, a highly recommended local restaurant. Our meal was fantastic.
There were some hiccups. The first night I had terrible back problems getting to sleep. We asked for a room with a firmer mattress. They explained that there was a pillow topper that they’d remove and we could stay in our room. That did the trick.
We had hoped to stay one more day to try the hotel’s restaurant, Salt, but when we woke up the fringes of the hurricane had moved in, and the weather was terrible. We decided to call it quits and head home.
To try to give me something to look forward to I dreamed up the idea of gilded age travels. The idea is pretty simple, tour the southeast region by going from nice hotel to nice hotel and eat good food. I think we’ll start our first trip to Orlando within a couple week. Charleston, Tampa, Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Amelia Island are part of the list so far.
I need something to focus on aside from this cancer and hopefully this will do the trick.