Started on GDC-0032

Lisa has been taking GDC-0032 since last Friday (12/14/2012) and is feeling pretty good. GDC-0032 is a new drug in the fight against cancer. It works by blocking the PIK3 protein, which helps cancer cells grow. She is receiving this drug as part of a Phase I clinical trial at MGH.

Unlike T-DM1, her previous treatment, which was given as an infusion every three weeks, GDC-0032 is taken in pill form once every day. Having the treatment in pill form, which can be taken at home, is a true convenience over an infusion, which must be done at the hospital. Ironically, we will be making more trips to Boston than we were while Lisa was in the T-DM1 trial since the Phase I GDC-0032 trial requires a weekly visit to MGH for exams and blood tests. At least she’ll get a break from the infusion unit.

Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers.

Have wonderful holiday season and a Merry Christmas.

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5 Responses to Started on GDC-0032

  1. Happy Holidays to you Lisa and the girls – and let’s hope this therapy does the trick!

  2. maureen meehan says:

    Thanks for the update. I will as I do everyday keep you in my heart and prayer.

    Love Maureen

  3. Jackie says:

    Merry Christmas, all you east coasters!!!

  4. Steve Lewers says:

    GDC-0032 is a pill? What an idea!! Fingers crossed! Merry Xmas. Steve & Katrina

  5. Jackie Dubiel says:

    Thanks for the info. I wish you all the very Merriest of Christmas’s, and Peace, Joy and Lovc.
    As always keeping you in my prayers and thoughts.
    Lovc,
    Jackie

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