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New Trial - AP26113

Janet B

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After several back and forths between Yale and Boston, lots of questions and input from family and friends I chose to give the Clinical Trial by ARIAD - AP26113 a try.

The Tarceva which I have been on for 6 years was no longer keeping things at bay, this new drug is considered a "second generation Tarceva", meant to target the mutation of my mutation.

The scariest part was going off Tarceva, it has been my "buddy" for over 6 years, and after three weeks off of it, I still wake up in a panic that I haven't taken it! Old habits die hard!

I had several false starts with the trial, my Lipase numbers kept being too high, I ended up in the hospital for 2 days with Pericarditis, and finally the Trial company didn't like my CT scan reading from the emergency room, so I had to have another. I finally started last Thursday.

The Trial drug is another pill, I take 6 a day. So far the only side effect is diarrhea, which I lived with through Tarceva, so no big deal.

Is anyone else on this forum on this trial? Would love to hear from you!



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