Tag Archives: experimental

Phase 1 Experimental Trial Helps Patient With Advanced Liver Cancer

In late summer 2011, Kathleen Zavatsky, 65, of Oakley, noticed a troubling stitch in her side: “It reminded me of being a kid and running too fast and getting that startling pain in your side,” she recalls. She mentioned the unexplained pain to her OB/GYN, which resulted in imaging tests that revealed a cancerous mass […]

Patient Benefits from ‘Immune System-Stimulating’ Experimental Drug

Pam Johnson smoked cigarettes for 45 years. She quit the day she had surgery for stage 3 lung cancer. “I was anxious and worried,” says Johnson about the day she received her diagnosis in 2010. Her primary care physician had ordered routine blood work that came back abnormal. He ordered a chest x-ray as follow-up […]