Pass It on: Links About Cancer The Best of 2015

This post is part of a section on my blog called “Pass It On”. It’s a collection of links that I am passing on to you for your reference. I’ll post into this section about once a month. If you find something interesting then…pass it on!  Here’s the best of 2015

Organic And Natural Ways To Fight Cancer

The statement, released today by the Endocrine Society, also adds support to the somewhat controversial idea that even minute doses of these chemicals can interfere with the activity of natural hormones, which play a major role in regulating physiology and behavior. Read More

Amid a flurry of disinformation from mainstream media claiming multivitamins are a waste of money, a quietly-released study has shown one of the great benefits of taking them. Men consuming a multivitamin each day showed an 8% reduction in risk of cancer across the board. Read More

This article summarizes recent advances in in vitro and in vivo research on the anti-cancer effects and related mechanisms of some promising natural products. Read More

Pepsi Wins Battle to Keep Adding Carcinogen to Your Soda – Pepsi One and Diet Pepsi drinkers lost a battle against the GMO supporting company, Pepsi Co, recently when a federal judge dismissed a class action lawsuit over the carcinogenic additive, 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI) found within the beverages. Read More

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a clinical trial for a turkey tail extract, allowing patients with advanced prostate cancer to take it in combination with conventional chemotherapy.  Read More

Moreover, curcumin is non-toxic, and does not adversely affect healthy cells, suggesting it selectively targets cancer cells—all of which are clear benefits in cancer treatment. Research has even shown that it works synergistically with certain chemotherapy drugs, enhancing the elimination of cancer cells. Read More

Organic Food Score Cards – Find out how the brand you buy did. Visit the Cornucopia Institute here

Oleocanthal is capable of killing a variety of human cancer cells in vitro while leaving healthy cells unharmed. While apoptosis requires between 16 and 24 hours, oleocanthal operated within 30 minutes to one hour. Read More

Here’s a List of Alternative Cancer TherapiesRead More

This video is about one of the most important ways to fight disease (including cancer) and that is lifestyle change. Take a look.  :-)

Now more than ever it’s essential to look for ways to maintain the integrity of our biological makeup known as DNA to halt illness and disease. Researchers have documented that one of these ways is by adding grapefruit to your diet on a daily basis. read more

The anticarcinogenic properties of curcumin in animals have been demonstrated by its inhibition of tumor initiation and tumor promotion. Read More

Curcuminoids are the beneficial compounds within turmeric. Specifically, curcumin, one of these specific compounds, is considered to be the most potent, medicinally powerful, cancer-killing component of turmeric. Read More

One of the Cheapest Cancer Fighters on the Planet (Onions?) – Dutch scientists realized additional cancer-preventing powers of quercetin. They found it reduced “cancer gene” activity and increased “tumor-suppressor gene” activity in colon cells after 11 weeks, and in South Carolina quercetin was able to stop the development of aberrant crypts. read more

The low incidence of bowel cancer in India is often attributed to natural antioxidants such as curcumin, the yellow pigment in the spice turmeric, used in curry powder. However, it is important to remember that the benefits of a diet are seldom produced by a single ingredient in that diet. For example, diets rich in beta-carotene lower the risk of tobacco-related cancers, but beta-carotene pills do not. That doesn’t stop researchers from trying, though. Read More

Researchers like Valter Longo can’t officially recommend it to cancer patients, but it seems well-tolerated and basically safe. If you or anyone you know has cancer, suggest fasting as a possible strategy. Read more

Oxygenating your blood is supposed to help fight cancer. Check out this video on Beets!

Finances never even entered my brain. I just looked forward to the day when my doctors would say I was “cancer-free” so I could figure out what I wanted to do and get on with it. If only it were that easy. Read More

Cameron simply juiced 5 pounds of carrots a day, amounting to about a quart a day. After eight weeks, she returned to her doctor’s office for a check up, and they were shocked. They found no growth of the cancer, some shrinkage of the tumors, and fewer swollen lymph nodes. In just eight weeks, the growth of the tumors had stopped. read more

While it’s no secret that many of their products contain harmful ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and aspartame despite Snapple’s infamous “made from the best stuff on Earth” catchphrase, there are other even more sinister chemicals lurking in your favorite beverage. What could that possibly be? Brominated vegetable oil (BVO): Also known as a flame retardant. It’s used in beverages to suspend flavorings and gives sports drinks and sodas their cloudy appearance. Read More

Perhaps the most profoundly famous and notoriously infamous study was conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. It was profound because they isolated previously unknown powerful anti-cancer properties of broccoli sprouts. Read More

While you can certainly learn a lot from the Institute’s website and Healing the Gerson Way, Gerson Basics offers folks a more interactive and visual way to learn about the Gerson Therapy. One of our recent Gerson Basics… Read More

Kale is an amazing green leafy and anti-inflammatory vegetable full of iron, calcium, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Kale has more iron than beef and is a great source of fiber that can help to prevent heart disease, arthritis and cancer. Read More

The glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup is an endocrine (hormone) disruptor in adult male rats, a new study shows. Read More

When you take a moment to reflect on the history of product development at Monsanto, what do you find? Here are twelve products that Monsanto has brought to market. See if you can spot the patternRead More

Since some of the chemicals are endocrine disruptors they can contribute to weight gain and negatively impact a developing fetus in women who are in their child bearing years.  Some of the ingredients are also carcinogenic, building up in your system over time putting you at risk for cancer. Read More

Scientific Ways To Fight Cancer

Adding everolimus to a somatostatin analog led to improved progression-free survival (PFS) among patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumors, a phase III study found. Read More

Herbs Used To Fight Cancer – These findings suggest that SSE efficiently induces cancer cell death via apoptosis as well as autophagy through modification of the Akt/mTOR and JNK signaling pathways. SSE may be as a potent traditional herbal medicine for treating malignancies. Read More

Cannabis can kill cancer cells and shrink one of the most serious types of brain tumors, new advice reveals. Read more

“Treatment with the novel peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) Lutathera significantly increased progression-free survival (PFS) over octreotide LAR (Sandostatin) in patients with advanced midgut neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), according to findings from the phase III NETTER-1 trial presented at the 2015 European Cancer Congress.” Read More

Fortunately, studies have shown that the consumption of an oxaloacetate supplement can decrease blood glutamate levels by 40%. This leads to a reduction of tumor size and invasiveness. Furthermore, patients who are given an oxaloacetate supplement experience an increased survival rate of 237%. Read More

In fact, this MRI Study takes advantage of this characteristic of cancer in order to more easily visualize cancer cells. It was noted that tumor cells consume much more glucose (sugar) than normal, healthy tissues. Read More

 GcMAF (Gc Protein derived Macrophage Activating Factor) – Gc MAF treatment is a highly effective macrophage activating therapy, used to stimulate the immune system and activate macrophages so that they can destroy cancer cells and other abnormal cells in the body. read more

The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tumors rather than the type. Read More

NETesting is intended to aid in the identification of active disease and therefore provide an assessment of treatment responses in neuroendocrine tumor patients at the time of testing in conjunction with standard clinical assessment. Indicated for use in patients: 21 years of age or older. Read More

These special CD4+ T cells are antigen-specific: they recognize the tumor antigen NY-ESO-1, which is expressed by many solid tumors, including ovarian, melanoma, prostate, lung, breast and synovial sarcoma cancers. Read More

For a malignant tumor to form, cancer cells must evade the immune system’s attack. Numerous studies have already shown that cancer spreads particularly aggressively if there is an unfavorable balance between suppressing and active immune cells in the tumor microenvironment. Read More

Recent studies show that cancer cells may also hide from the immune cells by “epigenetic silencing,” a process in which the expression of certain cell-surface molecules that are essential for the immune system to recognize and eliminate cancer cells is shut off. Read More and Click To Read Understanding Immunotherapy PDF

Now, researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus have discovered a way to potentially reprogram cancer cells back to normalcy. Read More

So they coated the iron oxide nanoparticles with green tea catechins. And Eureka! The coated nanoparticles directly targeted and clustered around the tumor cells, providing a clear distinction during the MRI. Read More

Stanford investigators have discovered if that they block the CD47 “don’t-eat-me” signal through the use of anti-CD47 antibodies, macrophages will consume and destroy cancer cells. Deadly human cancers have been diminished or eliminated in animal models through the use of anti-CD47 antibody. Read More

“We used materials that are public, freely available,” said Rienhoff, a physician and scientist, as Beatrice frolicked nearby. “And everything we’ve learned we’ve put back out there, in the public domain. It’s for the patient’s good, and the public good.” Read More

An international team of researchers have designed and synthetized a nanometer-scale DNA “machine” whose customized modifications enable it to recognize a specific target antibody. Read More

A somatic mutation in the ATRX gene has recently been shown as a potential molecular marker for aggressive brain tumors, such as gliomas, neuroblastomas and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.  Read More

Understanding DCA – DCA is a small molecule of 150 Da, allowing it to achieve 100% bioavailability when given either orally or intravenously. When given orally, DCA is readily absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and less than 1% of the total given dose is excreted in the urine. Read More

In a one-two punch, a familiar diabetes drug reduced tumors faster and prolonged remission in mice longer than chemotherapy alone, apparently by targeting cancer stem cells, report Harvard Medical School researchers in the Sept. 14 advance online Cancer Research. Read More

A patient with a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) has a rare form of cancer. The treatment at our center consists of the administration of the radioactive labeled protein lutetium octreotate. In this way it is possible to treat these tumors with precision. Due to this focused treatment patients often experience a relief of symptoms, leading to an improved quality of life. In order to qualify for Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy the patient must meet specific criteria. The result of the treatment partly depends on the incorporation of the radioactive protein through the receptors on the tumor. Read more about PRRT treatment. Read More

Researchers develop new dichloroacetate formulation for cancer treatmentHealth forums were abuzz in 2007 with news that a simple, inexpensive chemical may serve as a viable treatment to many forms of cancer. The drug dichloroacetate, or DCA, was touted as a cure-all, but after years of work, scientists are still searching for ways to make the unique treatment as effective as possible. Read More

In conclusion, we have developed Hu5F9-G4, a humanized blocking anti-CD47 antibody that exerts anti-leukemic effects both in vitro and in vivo leading to the eradication of AML in xenotransplant mouse models and a major survival benefit.  Read More

Experts have worked out how to create strands of artificial DNA, each mimicking a different killer disease, and inject them into patients. The idea is that the patients’ immune systems will then be able to recognize the threats and eliminate them. Read More

In a breakthrough described as a ‘game-changer’ for cancer treatment, researchers at Imperial College found a previously unknown molecule which boosts the body’s ability to fight off chronic illnesses. Read More.

Based on initial trials, mice intentionally bred with certain human cancers responded positively to DCA when it was added to their drinking water. Brain, breast and lung tumors, it turns out, shrunk by an astounding 70 percent after just three weeks of treatment with DCA. Read More

Case Report: Sodium dichloroacetate (DCA) inhibition of the “Warburg Effect” in a human cancer patient – In this case report of a man with documented relapse after state-of-the-art chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a significant response to dichloroacetate is documented with a complete remission,which remains ongoing after 4 years. Read More

A new study carried out at the Cancer Research UK and EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre at The Institute of Cancer Research (IRC) and The Royal Marsden Hospital, has shown that a specialist type of MRI can be used to predict which patients will respond to a targeted radiotherapy and monitor response to treatment. Read More

You do your homework and find a great treatment for neuroendocrine cancer. It can stop or slow the disease for months, even years. New tumors may pop up in the liver and elsewhere but they’re usually slow-growing, removable and treatment side-effects are generally tolerable. It’s called PRRT – peptide receptor-nuclide therapy. Doesn’t work in all cases but the track record looks good. Read More

Do-it-yourself biologists are 
hunting down genetic disorders and 
creating synthetic life-forms 
in garages, closets, and backyards 
around the world.
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Phase I trial with a dose-escalation stage that will enroll patients with relapsed or refractory lymphoma who are transfusion independent with relatively normal baseline blood counts, thus better enabling characterization of potential changes in hematologic parameters that could occur upon CD47 blockade. Once the optimal dose and schedule of TTI-621 administration have been established, the Company expects to study safety and anti-tumor activity in a variety of expansion cohorts of patients. These will include patients with acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, as well as several other advanced hematologic malignancies. Read More

CT Scans Causing Cell Damage – After the scans, the research did show an increase in DNA damage in cells, as well as cell death. There was also increased expression of genes involved in the repair or death of cells, the study found. Read More

Researchers at the University of Georgia broke new ground in the fight cancer when they announced they’ve successfully used nanoparticles to target the mitochondria of breast cancer cells, which stops the cancer cell in its tracks. Now, researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia (UNSW) have made the tiny robots a therapeutic and diagnostic tool, which can release drugs inside cancer cells and use flourescence imaging to see how widespread the cancer is within the body. Read More

PRRT Summary – There are three radionuclides that are attached to octreotide to create radiopeptides: indium 111 (111In), yttrium 90 (90Y) and lutetium 177 (177Lu).  These radiopeptides differ in the type of radiation they emit as well as the depth of tissue into which they penetrate.  Tissue penetration is an important factor since a certain range of radiation is necessary to kill tumor cells but not damage surrounding, healthy tissues.  Read More

Another PRRT Summary – In PRRT, a cell-targeting protein (or peptide) called octreotide is combined with a small amount of radioactive material, or radionuclide, creating a special type of radiopharmaceutical called a radiopeptide. When injected into the patient’s bloodstream, this radiopeptide travels to and binds to neuroendocrine tumor cells, delivering a high dose of radiation to the cancer.  Read More

PRRT Results – When you and your doctor are evaluating which treatment modality is right for you, be sure to compare the Time to Progression/Progression Free Survival and Duration of Therapy Response for PRRT to other modalities under consideration. Read More

In vitro cytotoxicity of novel platinum-based drugs and dichloroacetate (DCA) against lung carcinoid cell lines With exception of the highly chemoresistant UMC-11 line, the carcinoid cell lines (H727, H835) were sensitive to the majority of chemotherapeutics in vitro. Among the platinum-based drugs, carboplatin and oxaliplatin showed highest efficacy. H835 cells growing as multicellular spheroids were 2.7–8.7-fold more resistant to picoplatin, satraplatin and its metabolite compared to single cell suspensions. DCA (10 mM) inhibited the growth of UMC-11 cells by 22% and sensitised these highly resistant cells to carboplatin, satraplatin and JM118 1.4–2.4-fold. Read More

Based on the mechanism of DCA’s actions and clinical evidence for its tremendous value in cancer treatment, it fits the desirable criteria for a novel anticancer agent that is selectively targets cancer cells with little to no adverse effects on healthy cells. Read More

Case Report of Long Term Complete Remission of Metastatic Renal Squamous Cell Carcinoma afterPalliative Radiotherapy and Adjuvant Dichloroacetate (DCA) – We believe this to be the first published case of long-term complete remission (and probable cure) of mRSCC. There is only one similar reported case of 5 year complete remission of RSCC Read More

Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same — with the hope of curing their own disease. They are paying a private lab to breed mice that carry bits of their own tumors so treatments can be tried first on the customized rodents. The idea is to see which drugs might work best on a specific person’s specific cancer. Read More

The activity of carboplatin and JM118 is significantly and specifically increased in combination with the apoptosis sensitiser DCA that promotes mitochondrial respiration over aerobic glycolysis. In summary, among the novel platinum drugs satraplatin has the potential for treatment of lung carcinoids and DCA potentiates the cytotoxicity of selected platinum drugs. Read More

Stanford researchers previously found that all kinds of cancer protect themselves from programmed cell removal by displaying a “don’t-eat-me” signal called CD47 to counteract the “eat-me” signal presented by CRT on cancer cells. Read More

New Surgery Technique for Carcinoid Cancer / NET Patients – We hypothesize these potential tumor residuals in mesenteric lymph node dissection beds can be eliminated safely by a local application of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). We describe a novel technique invented by the author to treat these micro and macro residuals. Read More

Editing Genes To Fight Cancer – In another experiment, the researchers used CRISPR to alter a T-cell protein called PD-1, which helps the immune system fight cancer. Scientists hope to tweak T-cells from cancer patients that would keep their disease at bay and perhaps completely kill tumors. Red More

Plants have been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. Most medicine is derived from plants before they are laced with synthetic chemicals by pharmaceutical companies. You can cut the middle man out and grow medicinal plants in your very own garden. Read More

“Giving patients COX inhibitors like aspirin at the same time as immunotherapy could potentially make a huge difference to the benefit they get from treatment. Read More

Prins and Liau used a technique called engineered adoptive T cell transfer, which involves extracting and growing immune cells outside of the body, then reprogramming them with the gene for a T cell receptor. Read More


This topic has been more requested than any that we have previously written about, for it catalogs the most potent of the pain-relieving herbs which are still legal at most locations. Read More

I want you to know that my vision and goal in Denver is to build a “home” for you, where neuroendocrine is known and understood by all.  I’ve spent the last 6 months working hard with the Healing NET Foundation so we can advocate and educate.   Read More

London-based tech startup Figshare has a pretty incredible mandate – use technology to completely overhaul how academic research is available. In turn, it hopes this will better society by speeding up scientific, economic, and sociological discovery. Read More

Pickles make great snacks, satisfying food cravings without throwing off your daily intake of calories, fats, sugars or carbohydrates. Like most fermented foods, natural pickles provide probiotic benefits. Unfortunately, most commercially sold pickle brands contain high fructose corn syrup and/or food dye. Read More

Along similar lines, I now want to delve into the cancer therapy of “German Genius”, Dr. Johanna Budwig, whom I will classify as the “Wickenheiser of Alternative Cancer”. Read More

Here’s a video About Peppermint Oil and IBS – Considering that carcinoid cancer often is accompanied by digestive issues you may find this interesting.

It’s conventional wisdom that there are “good” and “bad” hospitals — and that selecting a good one can protect patients from the kinds of medical errors that injure or kill hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. Read More

Current Clinical Trials from Nanets.net

Got cancer? Broke? Really! That’s a shocker. [sarcasm]. We’ve scoured the web to put together this list of resources below whose collective missions are to reduce the financial burden that a diagnosis of cancer can bring. Read More

The National Institute on Drug Abuse, a research institution run by the federal government, has grudgingly admitted that marijuana is capable of killing certain cancer cells. Read More

A Comprehensive Guide to Diagnosis and ManagementRead More

The Abigail Alliance is committed to helping create wider access to developmental cancer drugs and other drugs for serious life-threatening illnesses. Read More

The juice recipe below will help your body cleanse your liver, repair any past damage, and keep it in healthy, working condition. Remember, use organic, locally grown ingredients if you can! Read More

After a year of reviewing the research, consulting with experts, and engaging leading immunotherapy centers, the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation (CFCF) is thrilled to announce the launch of a major immunotherapy initiative. Read More

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