[cancer] Results of first follow-up at NIH

Jay went in for his final apheresis today and we met with the doctors to talk about the results of yesterday’s CT and MRI scans.

To cut to the chase: there were no new tumors present, and some moderate growth of the existing tumors. As we expected (and as the doctors led us to expect), it is too soon to tell whether the protocol treatment has had any effect.
We will be back sometime in mid-May for the second follow-up, at which we hope and expect to learn more.
The apheresis done today was strictly for research purposes; it had no direct treatment effect at all. It’s not clear to me what further research was being done, but we might learn that at our next visit.

5 thoughts on “[cancer] Results of first follow-up at NIH

  1. Albatross says:

    Thanks for the update, and seriously hoping Jay feels better soon – I gather that the physical effects of this treatment are very draining. I hope his spirits are as good as can be expected. I’m sure everyone who follows his blog share my deep respect best wishes for Jay and for you as well during these trying times.

  2. Michael says:

    I’m curious…what exactly was the apheresis collecting?

  3. Jaya says:

    Hang in there… we are thinking of you all, all the time.

  4. Stevie says:

    Thank you for the update; best wishes from London, England!

  5. Barbara says:

    thanks for the update. are your returning to the City of Roses soon?

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