Friday, February 8, 2008
The treatment Children's Hospital wants to give Kevin involves him going back in the hospital 5 days a week for 6 weeks after being home to heal from all the operations for 3 weeks. Then after that he will be in the hospital for a week once a month for treatments. It is considered a clinical trail. The actual name of the clinical trail is Comparison of Radiation Therapy Regimens in Combination With Chemotherapy in Treating Young Patients With Newly Diagnosed Standard-Risk Medulloblastoma. I found a hospital in Toledo that is participating in a clinical trail which uses stem cell treatment. I am going to look into that because it sounds like it uses less radaiation. The name of that treatment is Combination Chemotherapy With or Without Etoposide Followed By an Autologous Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Young Patients With Previously Untreated Malignant Brain Tumors.