Unless something comes up in the next few days, I have been accepted into a clinical trial to test Sorafenib, and oral medication, to see how it works on cholangiocarcinoma. Sorafenib is already approved and being used quite successfully on renal (kidney) cancer. The trial I will be in is in Phase II, so everyone in this phase gets the drug.
We will meet with the clinical trial people on Thursday, March 16th at the Cancer Center of Kansas in Dodge City. It looks like we'll need to go to Kansas about once a month. Some of my follow-up tests will be done in Colorado.
My oncologist wrote a letter to my insurance company to ask them to cover my costs in participating in this trial which includes blood tests, check-ups, and scans to monitor the results. The insurance company has agreed. God bless my oncologist! The drug is provided by the clinical trial, and we are getting help with travel costs through the American Cancer Society.
Wish me luck that the drug works!