Christopher Carfi (Turnersville, N.J.)

DSRCT Diagnosed 9/02 at age 14 - Passed Away 5/8/05

http://www.livejournal.com/users/carf1087/  (Chris' journal)

Timeline

 09/02  Chemo #1-5       P6 Protocol: Adriamycin, Cytoxin & Vincristine
 11/02  Chemo #6-9       VP-16 (Etoposide) & Ifosfamide                                                     good shrinkage    
 02/03  Debulking surgery      Removed 90% of tumor
 03/03  Chemo #10-11     Topotecan everyday for 2 weeks    
 07-08/03  Chemo     Irinotecan & oral Xeloda
 09/03  Gleevec & Temodar                                                                                                       no response since surgery
 10/03  Chemo     I.C.E.: Ifosfamide, Carboplatin, VP-16                                                        slight response
   Thalidomide , oral VP-16, oral Cytoxin, Celebrex                                                       no response
 02/04  Surgery
 03/04  Lupron Depot shot (testosterone blockade)
 Chemo     Adriamycin, Cytoxin, Vincristine (higher dosage).  Thalidomide & Casodex (hormonal therapy drug).  Lupron Depot shot (testosterone blocker)                                                                   shrinkage after 2 rounds   
 08/04 - 11/04  Three rounds of chemo: Actinomycin, Ifosfamide, Vincristine  -   CT scan showed stable tumors
   

Chris is taking his treatment at St. Christopher's Hospital For Children in Philadelphia, Pa.

    

Photos:  10/03 (16th birthday) and 5/04 (after chemo)

 

 

 

 

 

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