Friday, September 01, 2006
"New York, New York, it's a wonderful place..."
On the Town is a better way to experience NY than going to Sloan-Kettering hospital for four hours but in the end it was worth it. For those who don't know, I wanted to head to the number one breast cancer research center in the hope of being part of a clinical trial now or in the future. I met with Dr. Shanu Modi who attempted to describe chemo treatment as sweetly as possible but there's no covering up the horror of going bald and not getting out of bed for three months. Anyway, at the end of this long description she told me - and my stenographer Kathleen furiously recorded - a new trial just opened for a drug that reduces the chance of recurrence to practically nothing. It's a pretty intense drug trial that lasts for over a year and requires checkins for the next five years but it practically guarentees tumor free longevity. I say, Yahoo! Now I just have to get my sweet carcass into the study which is only following 75 women. I spent the summer alone in France with three kids, medical beauracracy is nothin'. When I assemble all the scientific details I'll post it on the Tumor Timeline page for those Cancer Phd.'s out there.