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LONE TREE, Colo. -- Nick Auden is in the fight for his life.

The father of three is battling on two fronts -- Stage 4 melanoma and carrying a very public effort to become part of a test trial for a possibly life-saving cancer drug.

"They use words like 'game changer' and 'wonder drug,' and I need a wonder drug I can tell you," Auden said referring to the dug called PD-1.

"He's been trying to get on trials since last October," said Auden's wife Amy.

PD-1 has proven to be remarkably successful, shrinking tumors in 38 percent of patients with advanced melanoma.

"It's the closest thing that we have to something out there that could be deemed a cure," Amy Auden said.

Nick Auden was initially denied participation in a PD-1 trial because of previous medical conditions. But the family is asking drug companies to bend the rules to allow him to participate.

"I'm sure with that drug I can be a survivor," Nick Auden said.

FOX31 Denver contacted Merk about Auden's case, but they did not return our calls.

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