Sorry to learn of your setback. The positive contribution you have
had on my outlook on life and my longevity is priceless. My fondest hope
is that an alternative process will make it possible for you to continue your so
valuable leadership for us all.
Warmest regards and affection,
In a message dated 9/11/2014 7:55:22 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
Although my CA-19-9 lab values gave us some cause for optimism,my latest
abdominal CT-Scan reveals that the metastatic tumor in the right lobe of
my liver has increased in volume by 50% from 3.5 cm to 7.1 cm. As
the tumor cells were laughing at the chemo poison, whilethe Taxotere was
systematically destroying the rest of my body withloss of all replicative
stem-cell function from bone marrow to gut liningand skeletal muscle
satellite cells in particular, we determined to terminate the chemo
treatment that would normally have started two days ago, now that we have
become aware that the tumor has become resistant to this treatment.
As a substitute treatment, I am seeking to enroll in a national clinical
trial called ECLIPSE being run in part out of the UCLA Santa
MonicaOncology Medical Division. It is an immune-stimulation trial
based ona genetically-disabled Listeria vaccine. I am too tired to
explain more now,.but I will attempt to keep you informed in another week.
— Steve Coles L. Stephen Coles, M.D., Ph.D., CofounderLos
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