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  • jimhumphreys53 jimhumphreys53 Apr 16, 2013 1:42 PM Flag

    Kadcyla's effectiveness anecdote

    My wife is a long-term breast cancer patient and just started on Kadcyla at a major cancer center this past week. We had been hearing since late last year that the trials of TDM-1 (now called Kadcyla) were showing impressive results, so it wasn't a surprise that it was approved. The other treatments that she was on were losing their effectiveness, so she worked with her doctor to move to Kadcyla as soon as it was available. We have high hopes that it will be effective in treating the breast cancer and so far, it's being tolerated very well. I decided to invest in IMGN, and I guess you could say I'm all in - both financially and for my wife's treatment.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    • In 1991 my wife had Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and it was Amgen's Neupogen & Epogen that allowed her to be given heavy dosage chemo. We felt so blessed that she investedin Amgen. In 1998 her Non Hodgkins came back and it was Idec's Rituxin that helped her survive a trial. She had been clear until 3 montha ago when she had a bout with lung cancer first stage. She is doing great and did not have to have Chemo and radiation this time. Thanks to these companies, Amgen, Idec, Idec/Biogen she is doing great. She also has a small fortune since she held on to these companies all these years. I have been playing IMGN and SGEN since I believe in their technology. All the best to your wife and I'm glad the FDA finally approved TDM-1 for her and others.


    • Please post back from time to time and let us know how your wife progresses. Good luck in both your new investment and your wife's treatments

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    • Wish you and all cancer patients the best of luck and life.

    • jimhumphreys53,

      God bless your wife and all loved ones. I hope it's a win-win for you - health restored and a good investment.

      Best regards,
      mg's mom

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      • Totally agree, one of the reasons I am a 10 plus year holder here. My wife and I will pray for her speedy recovery, many of us here have had someone affected by cancer and would love to see this treatment help her and many investment has only started to pay off this past year, so I don't think you are too late to buy this stock.
        The stock traded a million shares after I posted and I thought I could smell a rat with the low volume sell off early. I'd bet we'll see 16 yet this week......GLTA

      • mgs mon
        I am with you on that one!!!!
        Jim our best to you and your wife.

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