Friday, 13 June 2014
This was a really good webinar organised by EMA, EFPIA and CASMI
The cancer community can learn a lot from the experience of the rare disease groups!
Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Friday, 6 June 2014
Absolutely worth reading!!
On/ off treatment of the BRAF/ MEK combo is possible and can lead to a long time on treatment- this patients has been on it for 85 weeks!
Not from ASCO but on my list of noteworthy!
The previously held belief (it was very much thought of the day when Peter was diagnosed with Melanoma) that resistance to BRAF inhibitors (like Dabrafenib or Vemurafenib) is caused by the acquisition of new mutations in MEK1 turns out not to be true as patients who have mutations both in BRAF and MEK1 from the beginning still respond to the drugs-
read the details here!
Sunday, 1 June 2014
I am currently at ASCO - see the separate ASCO blog! Thanks to the great Masterclass from the European School of Oncology, I got to know many other advocates in other cancers- many of which are now here, too. It is good to learn from others' insights, Melanoma unfortunately doesn't have the organisation other cancers have- and the faster we learn and the better we get at advocating, the better for Melanoma patients!
Best regards from Chicago!