Location: Indiana, PA
Diagnosis: Originally diagnosed with stage IV carcinoma of unknown primary site. DSRCT Diagnosis confirmed at NIH. Also had Common Variable Hypogammaglobulinemia, a genetic primary immunodeficiency disease, and recieved IVIg for six years.
Hospital Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
- Oncologist Dr. Jeffrey Hord'.
- Consultant Dr Brian Kushner
Passed Away: 04/30/97 one week after auto stem cell transplant, death occured from multiorgan failfure secondary to sepsis
Diagnosis: Multiple metastatic sites including: liver, spleen, pancreas, adrenals, a pelvic mass, cardinal nodes, mesenteric nodes, thoracic nodes, bone mets and, most unusually, bone marrow involvement.
Complication: Seven years of Common Variable Immuno-deficiency for which he received IVIgG.
Chemotherapy: Kushner's protocol: 7 chemo cycles = adriamycin, vincristine, and cytoxin cycled with ifosfamide and etoposide
Surgery Debulking: Removed omentum, biopsied his liver, and removed tumor seeding from the peritoneal wall and diaphragm. Unable to completely resect the tumor. The liver found to still contain a large amount of tumor.
- High dose: thiotepa and carboplatin, given over a period of six days.
Complications: Developed a severe infection with multi organ failure. Major cardiac and kidney complications.
|7/2/96||0||0||0||Misdiagnosed withstage IV carcinoma of unknown primary site|
|10/96||0||Chemotherapy - 2||P6 - adriamycin, vincristine, and cytoxin||0|
|10/96||0||Chemotherapy 3||P6 - adriamycin, vincristine, and cytoxin||0|
|11/96||0||Chemotherapy 4||P6 - adriamycin, vincristine, and cytoxin||0|
|12/96||0||Chemotherapy 5||P6 - adriamycin, vincristine, and cytoxin||0|
|1/97||0||Chemotherapy 6||P6 - ifosfamide and etoposide||0|
|2/97||0||Chemotherapy 7||P6 - ifosfamide and etoposide||0|
|3/97||0||Debulking surgery||0||Removed omentum, biopsied liver, and removed tumor seeding from the peritoneal wall and diaphragm. Unable to completely resect the tumor. The liver found to still contain a large amount of tumor.|
|4/14/97||0||Stem Cell - High dose chemo started||thiotepa and carboplatin||0|
|4/23/97||0||Stem cell transplant started||0||0|
|4/30/97||0||0||0||Experienced multi-organ (cardiac and kidney) failure. Passed Away|