Second Opinions for GYN Carcinosarcoma (MMMT) with Dr. Marcela del Carmen (Part 9) [VIDEO]

Patient/advocate Diane Redington and Dr. Marcela del Carmen discuss the importance of being armed with as much information as possible in fighting gynecological carcinosarcoma. This is the ninth video of our nine-part series.   Dr. Marcela del Carmen explains that patients do live longer when being treated by doctors that … Continue reading Second Opinions for GYN Carcinosarcoma (MMMT) with Dr. Marcela del Carmen (Part 9) [VIDEO]

Advocacy with GYN Carcinosarcoma (MMMT) with Dr. Marcela del Carmen (Part 8) [VIDEO]

Patient/advocate Diane Redington and Dr. Marcela del Carmen discuss the importance of clinical trials and the extreme lack of funding for gynecological cancer research. This is part eight of a nine part series. Dr. Marcela del Carmen explains that they are on the forefront of major discoveries in understanding the … Continue reading Advocacy with GYN Carcinosarcoma (MMMT) with Dr. Marcela del Carmen (Part 8) [VIDEO]

Diagnosis and Treatment with Dr. Marcela del Carmen (Part 7) [VIDEO]

Patient/advocate Diane Redington and Dr. Marcela del Carmen discuss diagnosis and treatment of gynecological carcinosarcoma (MMMT). This is part seven of a nine-part series. Dr. Marcela del Carmen discusses how gynecological carcinosarcoma is different than ovarian or uterine cancers. It is very important to get an accurate diagnosis from an … Continue reading Diagnosis and Treatment with Dr. Marcela del Carmen (Part 7) [VIDEO]

How to Find a Clinical Trial with Dr. Whitfield Growden (Part 6) [VIDEO]

Patient/Advocate Diane Redington and Dr. Whitfield Growden discuss availability, eligibility and decisions regarding clinical trials and the differences in treatment options. This is part six of a nine part series. Dr. Growden explains that carcinosarcomas are generally excluded from clinical trials, although uterine carcinosarcoma has been allowed in some trials. … Continue reading How to Find a Clinical Trial with Dr. Whitfield Growden (Part 6) [VIDEO]

Genome Analysis and Immunotherapy with Dr. Whitfield Growden (Part 5) [VIDEO]

Patient/Advocate Diane Redington and Dr. Whitfield Growden discuss genomic analysis, patterns of resistance, and immunotherapy. This is part five of a nine part series. Dr. Growden discusses tumor specimens used for genomic analysis and the impact of tumor changes. Recognizing patterns of resistance is very important for treatment. Also discussed … Continue reading Genome Analysis and Immunotherapy with Dr. Whitfield Growden (Part 5) [VIDEO]

Diagnosis and Treatment of Gyn Carcinosarcoma (MMMT) with Dr. Whitfield Growden (Part 4) [VIDEO]

Patient/advocate Diane Redington and Dr. Whitfield Growden discuss the management of ovarian and uterine carcinosarcoma. This is part four of a nine part series. Dr. Growden discusses important differences between ovarian and uterine carcinosarcoma and takes us through the stages of ovarian and uterine carcinosarcoma cancers and treatment modalities for … Continue reading Diagnosis and Treatment of Gyn Carcinosarcoma (MMMT) with Dr. Whitfield Growden (Part 4) [VIDEO]

Research and Clinical Trials with Dr. Whitfield Growden (Part 3) [VIDEO]

Patient/advocate Diane Redington and Dr. Whitfield Growden discuss current scientific findings and clinical trials in ovarian and uterine carcinosarcoma. This is part three of a nine part series. Dr. Growden discusses how they have examined tumors (from Mass General’s tumor bank) of the fallopian tubes, ovary, uterus, and vagina. They … Continue reading Research and Clinical Trials with Dr. Whitfield Growden (Part 3) [VIDEO]

Research (Part 2) with Dr. Michael Birrer [VIDEO]

Patient/advocate, Diane Redington and Dr. Michael Birrer discuss the results of GCS Project research to-date and where the research is headed. This is part two of a nine part series. Dr. Birrer discusses the fact that doctors typically treat ovarian carcinosarcoma the same as ovarian cancer, but they are NOT … Continue reading Research (Part 2) with Dr. Michael Birrer [VIDEO]

Research (Part 1) with Dr. Michael Birrer [VIDEO]

Patient/advocate, Diane Redington and Dr. Michael Birrer discuss the results of GCS Project research to-date and where the research is headed. This is part one of a nine part series. Dr. Birrer states that they have already had initial results. They are doing what Dr. Birrer calls a “molecular deep … Continue reading Research (Part 1) with Dr. Michael Birrer [VIDEO]

Additional Research Findings on Carcinosarcoma: A Second Interview with Dr. Whitfield Growden

The second of two interviews conducted on January 5, 2017, with Diane Redington and Dr. Growdon on the topic of carcinosarcoma. This interview discusses: genomic analysis of carcinosarcoma, patterns of resistance, immunotherapy and clinical trials.