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February 2019
Max Shub OAM award.

February meeting speaker: Michelle Wells from Advance Care Planning Australia.

Clinical trial of the combination of a noninvasive, high precision radiotherapy technique SABR, with a monoclonal antibody Avelumab which works against a protein called PD1 on the surface of cancer cells.  You may be eligible if you have been diagnosed with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, and have a predicted life expactancy of at least 6 months.

A laboratory study designed antibodies which blocked fatty acids from entering cancer cells and reduced their growth by 90%.  The ultimate goal is to combine this fatty acid therapy with existing treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy at lower doses, to kill the cancer and reduce side effects.