HSV-1 and rhabdomyosarcoma update…

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Well shit.

Shit.

Goddammit.

Comments

  1. #1 embertine
    June 17, 2010

    erv, I don’t know if it’s just my machine but they seem to have shut down the server on your link so I can’t read it. I’m guessing not good news though? :(

  2. #2 Blaise Pascal
    June 17, 2010

    Oh no! The server died!

    (I’m presuming the patient did as well, but I can’t tell from the link.)

  3. #3 ERV
    June 17, 2010

    Hmm– I can see the links okay, but yes, Evan died… I really wanted the viruses to help him…

  4. #4 D. C. Sessions
    June 17, 2010

    I really wanted the viruses to help him…

    Maybe they did — I suppose eventually we’ll know.

    Abbie, I don’t suppose you’ve ever worked a fatality? Spent an hour doing CPR [1], restarting the heart multiple times, drugs, IVs, … and then the patient doesn’t make it. It sucks, but it doesn’t mean you didn’t help.

    [1] “Exhausting” doesn’t come close.

  5. #5 jaranath
    June 17, 2010

    The family is taking donations for an endowment in Evan’s name at the local children’s hospital. Maybe someday that’ll buy perfected HSV-1 treatments for kids.

  6. #6 Taki
    June 22, 2010

    Well that sucks. :(

    Has there been any word on using this treatment for other cancers, or are they still focused on melanoma and melanoma-derived ones?

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