Cancer Patient Cases

Cancer Patient Cases #1

80 year old man with history of advanced metastatic
prostate cancer who had failed many prior therapies including chemotherapy and hormonal therapies presented with 40 lbs weight loss, wheelchair bond and in severe pain requiring high dose narcotic pain killer. Prostate cancer was involving all his bones shown on bone scan. He was treated with special salvage protocol without any significant side effects. Just 1-2 weeks after 1st prostate cancer treatment his pain resolved by 90% and after one month he regained 20 lbs with good appetite. After 2 months he was walking well without any assistance and no pain. After 3 months his bone scan (shown here) revealed almost 90% tumor clearance. This patient had been told to go on hospice (end of life care) with no more treatment offered. He lived another 3.5 years with a good quality of life.

Cancer Patient Cases #2

72 year old man with history of pancreatic cancer,
specifically a high grade (fast growing) neuroendocrine tumor presented with a 5 cm tumor in the body of pancreas and 5-7 metastatic lesions in his liver. He was treated with IV chemotherapy as a standard approach for 3 months. He showed 10-20% shrinkage of tumor but then he progressed very fast after 6 months. He was then started on a new special treatment protocol using a new chemo and anti-angiogenesis targeted therapy specifically designed for this patient. He went into complete pancreatic cancer remission in just 4 months of the new therapy. His pancreatic cancer disappeared completely based on PET scan results shown here. Patient enjoys a complete remission for the last 2 years with no evidence of disease. To our knowledge this is the first patient in the world treated with such a protocol for pancreatic cancer.

Cancer Patient Cases #3

A.N is a 55 year old male patient who presented with an aggressive brain tumor called “Glioblastome Multiforme with sarcamatoid features” with an average survival between 9-12 months with standard therapies which include chemo and radiation. patient was treated initially with radiation and chemo for 6 months. he relapsed and his tumor got bigger. chemotherapy was changed and treated for another 6 months with progression. he was seen in our clinic and started on a combination chemo and targeted therapy and using some offlable medications. he’s been in complete remission and no evidence of disease for 1.5 years with normal quality of life.

Cancer Patient Cases #4

A.H is a 57 year old female patient who was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. she had surgery followed by chemotherapy. she progressed on chemo which switched 2 times with new regimens. she kept progressing to the point she was offered only palliative care with an estimated life expectancy of only 2-3 weeks. She presented to our clinic and had special genetic studies on her tumor. she was given a unique combination chemo that to our knowledge was given for the first time in the world. she responded more than 90 percent. she’s been on maintenance therapy without progression and has an almost normal life for a year.

Cancer Patient Cases #5

M.S is a 61 year old male patient who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer with about 30 metastatic lesions in his liver and a big tumor on his pancreas at diagnosis. he was given a standard chemo protocol with progression and loosing 45 lbs and become jaundiced. He was offered no more chemo by a major cancer center and sent to end of life care. after consultation at HHC and genetic testing he was started on a combination chemo/targeted therapy for the first time in the world(to our knowledge). his liver tumors resolved completely and the tumor in his pancreas shrunk by 75 percent. patient is stable with 25 lbs weight gain and much better quality of life.

Cancer Patient Cases #6

M.N is 72 year old male who was diagnosed with a very advanced metastatic rare cancer of kidney. he had a big tumor on his right kidney, multiple metastasis in his abdomen and a giant 20cm tumor on his right chest wall. he was treated with standard chemo at a very prestigious cancer center. his cancer did not respond and progressed further. he lost 40 lbs and became wheelchair bound. At HHC he had an accurate analysis of his tumor tissue and started on a special protocol which has not been reported or used elsewhere by reviewing the literature. patient responded almost by 85-90 percent and after just 2 months he was able to go fishing(!) his favorite hobby.

Cancer Patient Cases #7

P.H is 74 year old smoker patient who was diagnosed with advanced stage upper esophageal cancer for which he underwent concurrent chemo and radiation. his cancer relapsed locally and to local lymph nodes. he was not able to eat or drink and breath due to upper airway obstruction. he had a tracheostomy and feeding tube placed in is stomach. further chemo and radiation could not prevent the progressive disease. patient was referred to end of life care. he had continuous bleeding from his throat. At HHC patient was started on a combination chemo and targeted therapy based his tumor genetic features resulting in 95 percent disappearance of throat tumor. he gained significant weight and much better quality of life. Bleeding stopped completely as well as pain.

Cancer Patient Cases #8

EE: 79 female patient presented with abdominal pain and weight loss. She subsequently underwent PET-CT showing a large mass between her pancreas and liver. Biopsy from the mass showed adenocarcinoma of unknown primary so no specific standard chemotherapy could be recommended by her oncologist. At Hope health center the tissue from biopsy was sent for comprehensive next generation gene sequencing and chemosensitivity tests. It revealed the origin of tumor was more likely from pancreas with sensitivity to immunotherapy and special targeted therapy and chemotherapies. Accordingly a customized treatment protocol was designed and started. After about 3 months a repeat PET-CT scan showed almost complete resolution of original tumor. Patient became pain free within 2 weeks of the very first cycle of therapy. She returned to her normal life activities within 2 months of therapy. This unique protocol has been used for the first time for this specific patient and not been reported in the literature before.

Cancer Patient Cases #9

LB is a 71 year old Chinese patient who presented with history of cough, shortness of breath and weight loss. A CT-scan of chest revealed a left upper lung mass. Biopsy from the mass showed adenocarcinoma with specific gene mutation which made her sensitive to a specific targeted therapy. Additional genetic studies were consistent with original assessment. A special protocol designed based on test results which included targeted therapy, anti-angiogenesis and immunotherapy. A follow up PET-CT showed 100% response and disappearance of the tumor. Patient resumed her normal life within 2 months of therapy. This protocol was unique and has not been reported before.

Cancer Patient Cases #10

DC was a 59 year old man who presented with locally advanced stage 4 throat cancer who could not have surgery started on a combination therapy using targeted therapy along with chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Prior to therapy patient was not able to eat solid foods and had hoarseness. After 3 cycles of the customized therapy his neck tumors disappeared with complete response. He has gained weight with almost normal quality of life. He continues with a maintenance therapy to keep him in remission.