Staying alive: Can an experimental OMRF drug stop Mike Schuster's brain cancer?Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 By: Adam Cohen Source: NewsOK
Last month, Sen. John McCain died from glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. The same disease took the life of Sen. Edward Kennedy.
But here in Oklahoma, Norman's Mike Schuster continues to live with the disease. As he nears the three-year anniversary of his diagnosis with the deadly cancer, he's already doubled the life expectancy for patients with glioblastoma.
Doctors can't say why Schuster has lived where others have succumbed to the disease. But they believe it may be because of an experimental drug he received — one that was developed by scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.
For Schuster, the first clue that something was awry came in fall 2015, just past his 50th birthday. While at work, he passed out with no warning.