I recently visited my oncologist for the regular 3 month PCR and checkup and was shot down again regarding dosage reduction. The response was simply that they don't do it. I am not sure if there is anyone else in the area that may have a recommendation, but hopefully somebody in the forum is in the area. I have currently been visiting Weill-Cornell (New York Presbyterian) and their response to my questions regarding dosage reduction has been a firm "no" just as I experienced with my oncologist in Japan. I am quite confident that my rapid response to Sprycel indicates that I will do well on a lower dose of 50mg or even possibly 20mg. I am more than willing to reduce slowly (starting with 70mg or 80mg) and have more frequent PCR tests, but I need to find a doctor that will support this approach. If there is anyone in the NYC area that has found a doctor willing to try reduced dosages, please let me know either here or via PM.
Thanks in advance.