Thalidomide: From Medical Disaster to Miraculous Cancer Treatment

Background: In 1957, Thalidomide was an over the counter drug used by pregnant women in West Germany, against morning sickness and nausea. Thalidomide, was hailed as a wonder drug that provided a safe, sound sleep. Unfortunately the complete spectrum of Thalidomide’s action were not well understood at that time, and shortly after the drug was brought to the
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A Drug Made for Animals and Taken by Humans to Treat Cancer: Fenbendazole

From anti-worms to anti-cancer Previously, we discussed on this website the anti-worm drug Mebendazole (Ref.), which based on a good amount of scientific and clinical evidence, shows relevant anti cancer potential. Indeed, there are case reports published in peer review papers showing that Mebendazole can induce anti-cancer response in some aggressive cancers. In the same
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A New Approach to Improve Effectiveness of Cancer Therapies

Dear Friends, Today is October 18th 2018. That is exactly two years since my dear wife became an angel and exactly one year since the incorporation of MCS Foundation for Life with the aim of helping advanced cancer patients to live a better and longer life. I promised I am going to share with you some
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Case Report Stage IV Endometrial Cancer: Good News from Marcos

During this holiday, I was very happy to read good news from Marcos (a visitor of this website) regarding the treatment outcomes of his wife, suffering from stage IV endometrial cancer. Here is a short summary extracted from the e-mails Marcos sent to me: Status before the treatment, before May 28: –  My wife’s tumors
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Drug cocktail could double the average survival time

Dear Friends, This is a short post to bring to your attention a result that was recently made public by Care Oncology Clinic www.careoncologyclinic.com in London. (Thank you Carl for sharing these news with me). The Care Oncology Clinic is undertaking a study and providing treatments that may complement and enhance standard of care therapy but also used as stand
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Tips on Treatments: A List to be Constantly Updated

There are various very important aspects that emerge during our many discussions here, that are finally lost while I find them very valuable. As a result, I created this list in order to make sure we do not loose them. This is a list that will be alive and evolve:     Using antiparasites/antibacterials prior to
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Your Contribution Needed on Breast Cancer Story from Emad

Dear Friends, On the same line as the post from Ergin, https://www.cancertreatmentsresearch.com/your-contribution-needed-on-ovarian-cancer-story-from-ergin/ I would like to invite you if you could please share here ideas and experience that may be relevant to Emad and his dear mom. Off course, as the disclaimer is also stating, this website is not intended to offer medical advice but to try and
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Your Contribution Needed on Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Story from PaulF

Dear Friends, I was recently contacted by PaulF, who kindly asked our help on generating ideas on options that he may consider for his dear sister who was just diagnosed with stage 4 non small cell lung cancer two weeks ago. On the same line as the post from Ergin, https://www.cancertreatmentsresearch.com/your-contribution-needed-on-ovarian-cancer-story-from-ergin/ I would like to invite you
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Taurolidine: A Disinfectant & Inhibitor of Tumor Growth

Background: Taurolidine is a molecule that comprises Taurine (the most abundant free amino acid in the heart, retina, skeletal muscle, brain, and leukocytes). It was first produced in the 1970s by Geistlich-Pharma Inc, designed as a broad-spectrum antibiotic and used in the local treatment of peritonitis. (Ref.) It is effective against both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. (Ref.) Due to
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Serotonin Makes Tumors Happy Too

Serotonin and its Role: Serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) is a neurotransmitter primarily found in the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract), blood platelets, and the central nervous system of humans. Serotonin is manufactured in the brain (dorsal raphe nucleus cells, which are located deep in the brain) and the intestines and is primarily stored in and transported by
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Citric Acid Inhibits Fermentation

Background:  Update 03 September 2018: Today I became aware of a recent (2017) scientific paper published in Nature, discussing work on Citric Acid performed at Harvard School of Medicine, and concluding the following: “Our data suggests that citrate can inhibit tumor growth in diverse tumor types and via multiple mechanisms. Dietary supplementation with citrate may
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High Dose Vitamin C & Cancer

Background: L-ascorbic acid (C6H8O6), known as Vitamin C, has a variety of functions in humans, some of which are not yet fully understood. It was discovered in 1930 by Albert Szent-Györgyi (Hungarian, half Romanian by descent), who as a result of this discovery received  Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937. Note, that Albert Szent-Györgyi is the same scientist
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The Anti-Fungal drug Griseofulvin: Like Chemotheraphy but Without its Side Effects

Cellular division: Mitosis is a part of the cell life cycle in which the division of the nucleus takes place so that finally one cell will become two cells. This is the process in which chromosomes in a cell nucleus are separated into two identical sets of chromosomes, and each set ends up in its own nucleus. The
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Visitor Comment: Remission after starting TM (Tetrathiomolybdate)

Today, I received a new comment on an article I wrote sometimes ago on Tetrathiomolybdate: https://www.cancertreatmentsresearch.com/?p=249 I find the comment so relevant that I am going to publish it here, to increase its visibility: My girlfriend started taking TM in late 2001 after her oncologist threatened to cut her off if she didn’t have mastectomies and a hysterectomy. She had
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How to potentially enhance Chemotheraphy effectivness

It is well know that tumors often develop resistance to (chemo) therapies via various mechanisms. Some of the mechanisms are well understood today and there are various drugs or supplements that may have the ability to suppress some of these resistance mechanisms. Bellow, I tried to cover most of the known resistance mechanism and indicate
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A Natural Painkiller and Anti-Inflammatory: Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA)

Summary: PEA is a body-own fatty compound, and is produced by our own living cells to restore balance in chronic pain and chronic inflammation. Its anti-inflammatory and painkilling properties are known in science many decades since the first description of this compound in 1957. in 1993 the Nobel price winner professor Rita Levi-Montalcini pointed out
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