Lee Koeser

First post: Jul 11, 2018
Lee has been battling with melanoma since 2008 when a rouge mole was discovered on his shin.   He had recurrences in 2013, 2017, and early 2018.   He is now in a really tough battle as the cancer has settled in his spine and under the meninges (a protective layer that prevents many drugs from reaching the tumors).  He has begun a two drug series which is generally know as BRAF inhibitors because they key off a mutation that 50% of melanomas have.   Using that genetic mutation, the drug can attach to the cancer and prevent it from growing and kill it.    Here is hoping it can cross that barrier.