Rather than pursue the medical trial at Duke, I have decided to pursue a different trial at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) near Washington, D.C. Conveniently, there is a Blessed Sacrament chapel in the hospital:
Unfortunately, my most recent MRI showed that the brain cancer continues to grow. As there are no "standard treatments" left for this type of cancer, a medical trial is the only option in trying to slow the cancer's growth.
This trial consists of "Carboplatin" chemotherapy once a month, given intravenously. If the tumor continues to grow, I will be offered an additional trial drug which attempts to stop blood flow to the tumor.
Please keep me in your prayers as I recover from my first treatment on June 16, and be assured of my prayers for all who continue to pray for me.