Prostate Cancer: Fighting the FDA for Your Life

Mike Kearney

Okay, the gist of the suit is we want the FDA to give proper due process to Provenge, which we feel like it did not do. And we just want to know why doesn't the FDA just do as we request? They know about the conflict of interest and reconsider with undue influence from Dr. Pastor. It's just so simple to reconsider and give Provenge due process as required by the U.S. Constitution. We want to do this fast, immediate, and we just want them to straighten out what they didn't do the first time; give Provenge due process, let this thing go through the way it's supposed to, and do it now.

Andrew Schorr:

Now, let's give information to people how they can participate. So, your web site is caretolive.com is that right, Mike?

Mike Kearney

That is correct. And we are for prostate cancer patients.

Andrew Schorr:

And is that the best way people can get involved?

Mike Kearney

Yes. They can go to the caretolive.com web site. They can click on the membership form link, and we urge prostate cancer patients and breast cancer patients. Dendreon just had a nice press release on Friday about how Neuvenge did in phase 1. They also said that what they're doing with the breast cancer treatment, they may be able to use the same things with ovarian cancer and colon cancer. So, when the FDA stopped Provenge, we know it hurt the Dendreon Corporation because Dendreon doesn't have a product on the market, so it has no dependable revenue, and it stopped Neuvenge, and now it's stopping ovarian cancer research and colon cancer and whatever other cancers. And chemotherapy may have some good parts of it because it has helped some people, but chemotherapy destroys the good cells along with the bad cells, where immunotherapy builds your immune systems so the good cells go fight the bad cells, and that's why we're behind this kind of treatment. I mean, it's just so good for mankind. And so Care to Live is going to stay after it until we can get Provenge to the gentlemen now and get the breast cancer treatment advanced and just keep on pushing for it. It's like our name says, we care to live, and Eduardo is a great example of this and how is he living life to the fullest, and we want to help Ted, and this is what it's all about.

Andrew Schorr:

Eduardo, so you must listen to what Mike is saying and Ted as a younger man, and you must be extremely supportive of this effort.

Eduardo Garcia:

Definitely yes. I think this is the right way to do it. My opinion is that if the Food and Drug Administration approved chemo 30 years ago, which has definitely not proved to cure anybody, and it does, you know, you lose your hair, you feel terrible, and your way of life completely changes. Anybody who took chemo is not the same person after that, which is completely different if you take Provenge. You know, when you take it, the reaction is so mild, like if you have a very mild cold, you know. And then, after awhile you start feeling the energy. Now, I have bone cancer, and every three months my doctor sends me, and every time he measured, and he…

Andrew Schorr:

You have a bone scan, yes.

Eduardo Garcia:

…congratulated me because that cancer is still there. It's in my hips. It's in some of my bones in my back, but it has not gone out to the rest of the things. And the main thing, the most important thing is, I have no pains, and I can move. Right now I am doing exercises. I went to a gym, and I do exercises on certain machines, you know, with the bicycles and stuff like that. So, at 82 years old, I think that's excellent, you know, to have that much.

Andrew Schorr:

I'm amazed.

Eduardo Garcia:

So, this is my opinion.


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