Posted 08 September 2015 - 11:31 AM
What is the best response to achieve? I believe he wants to do a bone marrow biopsy in 6 months.
Posted 08 September 2015 - 12:32 PM
I believe that's it; congratulations! I wonder why he wants to do a BMB? (Far be it from me to question Dr. Cortes )
"You can't change the direction of the wind but you can adjust your sails."
DX 12/08; Gleevec 400mg; liver toxicity; Sprycel 100mg.; CCyR 4/10; MMR 8/10; Pleural Effusion 2/12; Sprycel 50mg. Maintaining MMR; 2/15 PCRU; 8/16 drifting in and out of undetected like a wave meeting the shore. Retired 12/23/2016! 18 months of PCRU, most recent at Mayo on 7/25/17 was negative at their new sensitivity reporting of 0.003.<p>
Posted 08 September 2015 - 01:23 PM
Sorry for being practical, but the interest in doing another BMB makes me wonder. I just like to make sure the data is properly transmitted. In June your FISH was still 4% and PCR .64% so a drop to PCR undetectable would be a large one in about 60 days, although certainly possible. I would just double check that this is a PCR which is undetectable instead of FISH. Hope it is.
Posted 08 September 2015 - 03:42 PM
Bcr-abl quantitative pcr pb Negative % ((0-0))
REAL TIME BCR INTERP PB
T(9;22); BCR-ABL1 Translocation Assay by Quantitative RT-PCR:
No BCR-ABL1 fusion transcript is detected by quantitative real-time RT-PCR
Sorry I am so uneducated about all these terms. Slowly but surely starting to understand everything
Posted 08 September 2015 - 03:57 PM
That confirms the PCR undetectable, so great news. I just don't like to see people go on an emotional roller coaster because their Onc cannot communicate clearly enough.
Tell Dr Cortes to forget the BMB unless he can provide a very good reason. I doubt there is one.
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