There were two that especially caught my interest several years ago, those being copper reduction therapy and arteminsinin. Copper reduction can induce dangerous levels of anemia, and is therefore nothing to trifle with, but does show benefit in tumor reduction. Arteminsinin, wormwood basically, is toxic in it's own right with some hair raising side effects, but aids in targeting iron rich tumors. Researchers have paired it with an older chemo agent, doxorubicin, and found that the two have a synergistic effect.
These are in human trials. DCA on the other hand, is one of those frequent “promising in mice” things that never panned out, as far as I know. It rears it's head every couple of years, as some earnest, desperate person madly Googling finds it, finds hope in misinterpreting the success in rodent trials as being a sure thing, and off to the races it goes again.
I'd love for there to be a simple, actual cure for cancer, cancer's a real *itch. But there's not one.
Have no idea how valid this is but was told today that THC injected into a tumor kills it. How about a petition asking for the legalization of hemp and it’s uses.
I suspect the “cure” for cancer will be genetic, it’ll be multi-variant, therefore semi-customized for the individual patient, and will involve either repairing individual genes or using genes from another species. There’s a lot of work going on along these lines, and some has reversed genetically inherited diseases. I don’t think “simple or easy” is a realistic possibility.
As far as the meme about drug company profits goes, even the most common substance has to be carefully administered and monitored, the disease has to be accurately diagnosed, and the patient has to be followed up for relapses. All of those activites generate revenue for the medical profession, so the profit of drug companies is not the sole market force involved. They’ll provide whatever substance is required, in much the same way as they’ve continued to provide Claritin since it went off prescription.
They aren’t perfect cures, but the following items could be useful to some cancer patients:
- cesium chloride with potassium supplementation
- paw paw
- ellagic acid
- intravenous vitamin c