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My Story

Chris Sanderson, age 38, was diagnosed with a grade IV glioma, malignant brain tumor, Glioblastoma Multiforme in December 2008. He has a wife, Brogann, and two little girls, Stevie (6) and Clementine (4). He coaches professional lacrosse and runs his own lacrosse business.

 

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10/15/08 grand mal seizure, MRI – benign tumor left frontal/temporal lobe grade 1

12/9/08 MRI – significant growth concerning for GBM

12/22/08 Craniotomy with gross total resection at Duke University Medical Center by Dr. Allan Friedman, pathology GBM

1/12/09 – 2/23/09 6 weeks radiation therapy w/ Dr. Lustig at UPENN with concurrent low dose Temodar and Avastin every 2 weeks

3/17/09 Started on patient specific regimen including EGFRvIII peptide vaccine, Temodar 200mg/m@ daily for 5days/mo, Bevacizumab 10 mg/kg every 2 weeks.  Care managed for 2 years by Dr. David Reardon (Duke, later Dana Farber) and Dr. Peter Phillips (CHOP/UPenn).

3/14/11 s/p 24 cycles of Temodar 200 mg/m2 for 5 days/mo and s/p 27 doses of Avastin every 2 weeks.  MRI showed enhancement, PET showed increased metabolic activity.  Biopsy to confirm recurrence scheduled with Dr. Friedman at Duke.

3/17/11 biopsy of left temporal area by Dr. Friedman at Duke.  Pathology c/w recurrent GBM, MGMT promoter methylated, IDH 1 negative

3/25/11 Gross total resection by Dr. John Yu at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.  Dendritic Cell Vaccine with Imiquimod started.

4/13/11-4/15/11 Radiosurgical boost by Dr. Lustig and UPenn while awaiting vaccine trial

5/13, 5/27, 610/11 Dendritic Cell Vaccine with Imiquimod trial at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center.  Discontinued trial and resumed Avastin.

7/28/11 Resumed systemic therapy with Avastin with Dr. Reardon at Dana Farber Cancer Institute.  Daily Etoposide and daily Verinostat both attempted but poorly tolerated and discontinued.

11/15/11 MRI showed new enhancement.

12/20/11 Underwent biopsy with injection of Tocagen and started Flucytosine regimen as part of Tocagen trial with Dr. Vogelbaum.  2 doses of Flycytosine until 2/22/12

3/15/12 MRI showed tumor progression.  Tocagen trial discontinued.

3/22/12 Craniotomy, partial resection (approx. 60%) debulking by Dr. Don O’Rourke at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

4/12/12 Intraarterial Erbitux/Cetuximab infusion trial by Dr. John Boockvar at Weill Cornell Medical Center

4/26/12 Novocure Device, JFK Hospital in Edison NJ, Dr. Landolfi

5/15/12 Antisense trial, Dr. David Andrews, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

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Brogann Sanderson posted a new journal entry, "Canadian Memorial Service".

Here are the details for Chris's Memorial in Canada:Sunday July 15 2012 3pmOrangeville Baptist ChurchHwy 10 north and Hockley Valley Road Get together afterwards at ... Read more

dave matejka signed Chris's Guestbook.

I stumbled upon this page while doing some research for a college paper. I have to say that Chris was one of the happiest and most enjoyable guys I have ever had the ... Read more

dave matejka signed Chris's Guestbook.

I stumbled upon this page while doing some research for a college paper. I have to say that Chris was one of the happiest and most enjoyable guys I have ever had the ... Read more

Brogann Sanderson posted a new journal entry, "Canadian Memorial Service".

Here are the details for Chris's Memorial in Canada:Sunday July 15 2012 3pmOrangeville Baptist ChurchHwy 10 north and Hockley Valley Road Get together afterwards at ... Read more

Brogann Sanderson posted a new journal entry, "SLIDESHOW".

Click on:The Life of Chris Sanderson Read more

Brogann Sanderson posted a new journal entry, "Mark's Eulogy".

Chris was a Champion.   His legacy will be defined by most, and rightfully so, for his achievements in life; an all world goalie / a dedicated husband / a selfless father ... Read more

Brogann Sanderson posted a new journal entry, "Parking for Church".

http://www.princeton.edu/main/visiting/aroundcampus/parking/ Read more

Brogann Sanderson posted a new journal entry, "PRESS".

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Brogann Sanderson posted a new journal entry, "FUNERAL AND RECEPTION DETAILS".

Monday's service is open to the community.  Parking will be a challenge, so please allow a bit of extra time.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Chris's honor ... Read more

Brogann Sanderson posted a new journal entry, "FUNERAL DETAILS".

A funeral service for Chris will be held on Monday, July 2 at 2:00PM at Princeton University Chapel in Princeton, NJ with a reception following (details to come). Read more

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