Posts Tagged ‘cancer treatment’

Is High Dose Vitamin C safe?

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

 

Holistic-Health-Show-with-Dr-Carl-O-HelvieA new study published in Cancer Cell researchers found in clinical studies that it was safe to regularly infuse brain and lung cancer patients with 800 to 1,000 times the daily recommended amount of vitamin C as a potential strategy to improve outcomes of standard cancer treatments. In addition, they showed pathways by which altered iron metabolism in cancer cells, and not normal cells, lead to increased sensitivity to cancer cell death caused by high dose vitamin C.

In the study 11 patients enrolled in the brain cancer safety trial and received three infusions of vitamin C a week for 2 months followed by two infusions per week for 7 months while receiving standard care of radiation and chemotherapy. The goal of each infusion was to raise the concentration of vitamin C in a patients blood to 20,000 uM, as compared to a blood level of          70 uM found in most adults. A high dose is necessary because vitamin C has a half life of around two hours in circulating human blood. The treatment was generally well tolerated except for frequent trips to the bathroom and dry mouth. (as an aside, dry mouth was the one symptom mentioned by Dr Francisco Contreras at the Oasis of Hope where they have used high dose vitamin C with cancer patients). Researchers found that occasionally patients had elevated blood pressure that subsided quickly following infusion.

The safety of the high dose vitamin C is due to the fact that it is not toxic to normal cells but when interacting with cancer cells the high levels of redox active iron molecules in the cancer cells reacts with the vitamin C to form hydrogen peroxide and free radicals formed from hydrogen peroxide. The free radicals are believed to cause DNA damage selectively in the cancer cells that lead to cancer cell death and sensitivity to radiation and chemotherapy in cancer cells. (This has been long known by alternative doctors who use the high dose vitamin C without the chemo and radiation).  Researchers said “This is a significant example of how knowing details of potential mechanisms and the basic science of redox active compounds in cancer versus normal cells can be leveraged clinically in cancer therapy.” …Here , we verified convincingly, that increased redox active metal ions in cancer cells were responsible for the differential sensitivity of cancer versus normal cells to very high doses of vitamin C.” Further studies on safety and vitam C are planned.

New Therapeutic Target for Lung Cancer.

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

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A new study published in Cell Reports found a new way to target lung cancer through the KRAS gene that is one of the most commonly mutated genes in human cancer and one that has been difficult to target. The KRAS gene (Kirsten Rat Sarcoma Viral Oncogene Homology) produces proteins called K-RAS that influence when cells divide, and mutation in K-RAS may result in normal cells dividing uncontrollably and turning cancerous. Genetic mutations of KRAS occurs in about 30 percent of lung cancer and are associated with aggressive, therapy resistant disease with a poor prognosis. “There is a dearth of treatment options for tumors initiated by this gene.” Researchers found that activity resulting from the ACSL3 gene is essential for the KRAS lung cancer cells to survive, and suppressing ACSL3 causes these lung cancer cells to die.

In their research they found that the enzymatic activity of ACSL3 is needed for the mutant KRAS gene to promote the formation of lung cancer and in addition fatty acids, that are substances of ACSL3 enzyme, have a critical role. Several complementary approaches including cell lines, mice, and tumor samples from humans were used to understand the role of the biological significance of ACSL3 in lung cancer in this study.

Can a Golden Caffeine Drink Fight Cancer?

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

logo1267406_mdResearchers reporting in the American Cancer Society journal Inorganic Chemistry  that combining a caffeine-based drink such as coffee or an energy drink with a small amount of gold could one day be used an an anticancer agent. Both substances have been identified as possible cancer treatments but taken in the amounts separately to do that would have negative effects on healthy cells . Thus, researchers put the two compounds together in different configurations to see if the new compounds could selectively stop cancer cell growth without hurting healthy ones. Seven new compounds named caffeine-based gold (1) N-heterocytic carbenes were developed and analyzed in the laboratory. Findings showed that one selectively killed ovarian cancer cells without harming healthy cells.  In addition, it targeted a type of DNA architecture called “G-quadruplex,” that is associated with cancer.

Interviews with Dr Julian Kenyon (Immunotherapy-Cancer) and Harry Massey (ChoicePoint Movie and Movement) now Available.

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Guests on the Holistic Health Show yesterday included Dr Julian Kenyon (left) and Harry Massey (right).

Dr Kenyon is the Director of the Dove Clinic For Integrative Medicine , London, founder president of the British Society of Integrated Medicine, Director of the Dove Healing Trust, and Founder and Director of Propanc PTY, Ltd. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: Http://www.Doveclinic.co.uk

Harry Massey is the Director, Founder, and Writer of Choice Point, a movement and movie. More information was presented earlier on this site and can also be found at: Http://www.choicepointmovement.com

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Dr Patrick Quillin, International Expert on Cancer and Nutrition Interviewed by Dr Carl O Helvie on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

pquillin1My first guest last night on the Holistic Health Show on BBS Radio (www.bbsradio.com) Station 3 at 7 p.m. PST was Dr Patrick Quillin, an international expert on cancer and nutrition. During the interview he tells us foods that will prevent or reverse cancer; common problems experienced by cancer patients and how nutrition can help these; supplements that cancer patients should take; ways to lower your cancer risk; and many other helpful tips. More information on Patrick can be found at www.patrickquillin.com The interview follows:

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Tips on Using Herbs in Cancer Treatment

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
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Dr Carl O Helvie discusses two herbs used sucessfully for cancer treatment and recommended by Edgar Cayce and Harry Hoxsey. These are red clover and burdock and can be used as part of a holistic approach.


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