Angi Lamb Last Resort Critical Cancer Treatment

Update (7 July): THANK YOU for all the kind donation so far. Please contribute what you can. Angi is holding steady, staying positive, and the first treatment will be tomorrow. Send prayers, vibes and join us in solidarity: Expect a Miracle! Love, Martin

The story for donors: Our Dear Friend and Colleagues of Angi Lamb

Last November, 2019, we learned Angi has Stage 4 - small cell lung cancer with liver metastasis. She's had rounds of chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, and has responded among the best seen for such an aggressive cancer. 

Now, July 2020:

All NHS resources have been exhausted, and the only hope (a very credible, good hope) is an experimental treatment in Glasgow - "KEYTRUDA (PEMBROLIZUMAB) (N1-KEYTRUDA) " - given by Dr Brian Clark. 

We need to start this treatment immediately.

Some have had remarkable results on this new treatment, giving/adding precious years to people's lives.

Without it, the prognosis is only several months.  


The treatment is expensive, £12,800 per dose — and while there will be an application for compassionate treatment, we need to get the first two underway. 

Doses can either be 400mg every six weeks or 200mg every three. Because I have slightly challenged veins taking the higher dose reduces number of cannulas and risk of infection.

The maths:
Initial 2 treatments x £12,800 = 25,600

Any contribution is lovingly and gratefully appreciated. This campaign is being managed by Angi's designated powers of attorney in compliance with all legal requirements. 

Note: Funding this for Angi is also a contribution to the research, which in the long run, will also help others

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Angi's Caring Bridge Site is here:

https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/angilamb 

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Long Read - About the treatment:

KEYTRUDA is a type of immunotherapy that works by blocking the PD-1 pathway and to help prevent cancer cells from hiding. KEYTRUDA helps the immune system do what it was meant to do: detect and fight cancer cells.

KEYTRUDA is not chemotherapy or radiation therapy—it is an immunotherapy and it works with your immune system to help fight cancer.

Immunotherapy is still proving itself. It's often used as a last resort, once other therapies have reached the end of their effectiveness.

The USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Keytruda (pembrolizumab; Merck) for the treatment of patients with metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC) with disease progression on or after platinum-based chemotherapy and at least 1 other prior line of therapy. 18 Jun 2019

So approved in USA but not in EU yet. 

 

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    • £10 
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    • £5 
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Fundraising team: Angi Lamb Treatment Team (5)

Martin Belk 
Organizer
Raised £1,610 from 17 donations
Forth Park, Stirling
Angela Gael Lamb 
Beneficiary
Andrew Lamb 
Team member
Raised £700 from 3 donations
Home Lamb 
Team member
Raised £395 from 5 donations
Kate Bugler-Lamb 
Team member
Raised £300 from 2 donations