Sasha update - "Sasha reaches new milestone" "she wasn't supposed to survive this long...."
Read lilisnotes for an update that includes X-ray images.
"....The first thing that I want to tell you all is that September 14, 2013 marks eighteen months since Sasha’s amputation. We certainly are not celebrating the amputation, but we are so happy to still have Sasha with us. She wasn’t supposed to survive this long,..."
Apparently, Sasha is going back to see Mason for re-vaccination (LM booster?).
This is great news and telling of the huge potential of the science.
The cancer has spread to her humerus, femur and pelvis. Her survival time with amputation and chemo are average for this cancer. Sasha is to be re-vaccinated, as in a new series of treatments or just a booster as the cancer location is completely new?
The dogs who survive the longest are those who have amputation followed by chemotherapy. This may fully ward off some cancers, but it only slows the more malignant forms of bone cancer. According to Dr. Degner, dogs can be expected to live about one year, although, "occasionally we have seen dogs live three to four years following treatment."
One other point to consider: If it turns out in the long run that (in some cases) additional LM vaccine boosters prolong a pet's life, wouldn't "treatment" equate to more revenue for adxs (payment for multiple boosters, etc)?
"Advaxis has also entered into a confidentiality agreement with the animal health division of a major pharmaceutical company for the license of ADXS-cHER2. The Company plans to pursue discussions with the goal of entering into a licensing agreement. Discussions with other companies are ongoing."