Just read JuliefromSoCal update and thought I would share on whats going on and see if anyone has any experience with this and can provide any inputs.
so there are numerous tumors on the liver biggest one being 7 cm.. mom is being treated at UCSF.
GI oncologist discussed options
1) 70% liver removal which will still leave some small tumors on the left lobe and if the liver grows back fast so does the tumors as well so basically no benefit of going through this radical surgery.
2) RadioEmbolization - which is like injecting radiation beads next to the tumor to kill it. so its a one time procedure and then scans after 1 month. He also discussed if the melanoma specialist would want to add a chemo pill for 2 weeks to make it more effective.
I am very hopeful that this will kill the liver tumors and then maybe we can think about getting into the Xmab20717 trial from Xencor/
How do you folks feel about the plan and Does anyone has any experience with radioEmbolization to the liver ?