• Karen

Good news

Monet's house and garden in Giverny, France. I visited there in June 2015 with Penny, Betsy, and Renee and would love to go there with David some day.

David had a Zoom meeting with Dr. Frye today and much to our relief, Dr. Frye said the item that was noted as "suspicious" on the recent brain MRI is scar tissue from a previous brain tumor that was treated with radiation. Dr. Frye said the MRI looks good and there are no new brain tumors, so there's no need for more radiation. Needless to say, we were thrilled to hear that. (As an aside, he said the radiologist who read the scan didn't do a very good job, because he didn't compare that area to previous scans. If he had, he would have realized that the area in question is smaller now, not larger, and it's definitely not a new tumor.)

Also, Dr. Brooks' research nurse called today to say that Oro Valley hospital still has tissue from David's 2018 liver biopsy, so between that and the fact that David doesn't need to have radiation, there are no roadblocks to joining the clinical trial. To that end, David will sign the consent form next Monday to get the ball rolling.

There are some preliminary things that need to happen before David actually gets the first does of the Enfortumab vedotin via IV. We'll keep you posted as things progress.