Thanks to those of you who came out on Sunday, July 29th, to the “Cure for Kethan” Bone Marrow Drive to “get swabbed,” hoping to be a bone marrow donor match for Kethan or another patient. We were able to register 359 new bone marrow donors. Incredible!
So what’s going on with Kethan now?
In June, after his second relapse with leukemia (ALL), Kethan went to Houston to participate in a clinical trial with a new drug to see if it could get his cancer in remission so that he would then become eligible for a bone marrow transplant.
Thankfully, Kethan responded very well to the targeted gene therapy (i.e. monoclonal antibodies) and he achieved remission in a short period of time. The doctors were pleased with Kethan’s response to the monoclonal antibodies and were optimistic about the success of a bone marrow transplant.