HSV-1 and rhabdomyosarcoma update...

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Well shit.



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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? :(

By embertine (not verified) on 17 Jun 2010 #permalink

Oh no! The server died!

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

By Blaise Pascal (not verified) on 17 Jun 2010 #permalink

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

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.

By D. C. Sessions (not verified) on 17 Jun 2010 #permalink

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.

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?