Media Coverage: Scripps MD Anderson Treats Patient with New Cancer Therapy

Local man is first in San Diego County to receive new drug

William Apodaca, cancer patient, and Dr. Marin Xavier, oncologist at Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Cancer patient William Apodaca and Dr. Marin Xavier, medical oncologist at Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center and a physician with Scripps Clinic Medical Group

Local man is first in San Diego County to receive new drug

A San Diego man with a rare form of cancer was recently treated at Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center with a new targeted cancer therapy. William Apodaca of Paradise Hills received a dose of the radioactive drug Lutathera at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, making him the first patient in the region to receive the new FDA-approved medication.


“This medication is pretty much giving me a second chance at life,” Apodaca told 10 News.


View the segment on 10 News: San Diego patient treated with new targeted cancer therapy


Read the story in The San Diego Union-Tribune: Drug effective against cancer that killed Steve Jobs arrives in San Diego


View the segment on KUSI: Cancer Treatment Milestone at Scripps MD Anderson

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