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Keytruda for Head & Neck cancers

Head & Neck Cancer | Last Active: Jul 23, 2023 | Replies (14)

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@adriennef

This article popped up this morning. As someone who has been told there aren’t any other options left, it is thrilling to read about what China is doing!!! The PD-1 gene that is targeted is similar (in my limited understanding) to how immunotherapy is used to attack cancer.

via npr: Doctors In China Lead Race To Treat Cancer By Editing Genes http://n.pr/2HcWHjG

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It is thrilling to hear about new science and technologies. I'm going to read this later. Big "to read" list. How are you doing, Adrienne?

I’m doing well, other than getting the nasty cold my son brought home from school! 🙁 I’m heading to Mayo next month to check in with my doctors. Hoping for good news! I’m also hoping to get my port out. I’ve had it for 3 years and figure it’s time. I’m afraid that I’m jinxing myself by getting it removed though!

I have the jinx idea fixed in my head too. Best of luck with the Mayo appointment. Sounds like a terrific place to get your treatment in but a bit far away for me. Funnily enough, Adrienne, now that at I am a somewhat elderly cancer "survivor" and have no children to bring bugs home from school, I almost never get a cold. Uh oh. Maybe I jinxed it:)