Saturday, June 18, 2016

Ipi/Nivo combo approved for 'advanced' melanoma in the UK - Thanks, Lori!!

Thankfully more advanced melanoma patients (not sure exactly what that means...but...) will be able to gain access to the immunotherapy combo ipi/nivo in the UK. Here's the story from the Guardian: Drug combination (Nivolumab/Ipilimumab) approved by NHS

I am certain that this is a direct result of activism on the part of melanoma patients like Lori Murdoch. Here's her story: Merde again! With love to friends and family of an amazing woman...

Never, ever think your voice is not important, can't be heard or won't make a difference.

Thanks, Lori.  -  love, c


  1. Les, the approval is for unresectable or metastatic melanoma.

  2. Sometimes that categorization includes Stage III as well as Stage IV but I'm not sure here....

    1. Yes, it does include stage 3 where the disease is unresectable.

    2. I was the patient 'expert' at the NICE appraisal for this combo back in April.

  3. Great!!! That is good to know!!! Good job you!!!