Friday, August 19, 2011

Good news...

I'm on my blogging break, but I just received some exciting news and had to post. Today, the FDA gave accelerated approval for Seattle Genetic's ADCESTRIS for the treatment of Hodgkin's Lymphoma in patients that relapse after an autologous stem cell transplant.

Right now Reid is participating in their clinical trial, but for people that aren't in a trial and relapse this will give them access to the drug too. Over the years there hasn't been a lot of research done since Hodgkin's is a rare cancer with a normally high cure rate. It's when people relapse that the options are limited and this is a cancer that effects mostly young people. It's my understanding that this is the first new drug since the 1970's that's been approved for Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Thank you Seattle Genetics.


  1. That's great news Betty! I hope Reid is doing good.

    Have a Wonderful Weekend!

  2. Betty, I'm SOOO happy to hear that news. Continued good fortune to Reid and your wonderful family.

  3. Hi, Betty. That is good news. I hope Reid is continuing to do well!

  4. Yea, this is wonderful and positive news. It's always good to hear good news!!

  5. Hi Betty,
    I have been following you even though I wasn't blogging, and watching news about your son. I had a sweet cat calender for you and a crossword puzzle I had packed up for you last Dec. and somehow I found it in my bedroom last week. There was a few bad months for me.
    I love Ginny dolls too, but never had any. I check Ebay often. I would love to make a scene like you did with the classroom.
    Take care
    Hugs to your son,

  6. Fabulous News for Reid - I am so thankful - hopeful he will not need it and thankful it is there is he does. Hugs. sandie

  7. Wonderful news! What a blessing it is to see progress and success in the research to stop cancers!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    Hope you all are doing well, my friend! I do so appreciate your visits to my neck of the "blog" woods. Thank you for your kind comments!

  8. Betty this is just the best news! You have had so may stressful years. It was time for some really great news. Hugs,Carolyn

  9. Yippee! Skippee! I hope you're getting caught up on some rest and relaxation! Tell Reid I said HI!


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