NED my friend - so happy to see you again!

We heard from Hopkins today - all Robert's tests and scans were clear. There was no evidence of disease in his body, and we are cleared to begin the GVAX trial on November 6. YAY!!!

This is the second group of the study, so Robert will be receiving a higher dose of the vaccine than they were giving in the first group - but not the chemotherapy drug that troubled Dr. Venna but has the potential to boost the effectiveness of the vaccine. I'm neutral on this issue - just glad there is something - ANYTHING - we can do to keep NED around.

There will be plenty of opportunities for me to write about the vaccine trial, but I don't have any more to say right now - so will close and get this posted.