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Here is the weekly summary of news alerts from Google Breast Cancer and Cancer for week ending 14 February.
I was spoiled for choice this week – all my favourite topics came up (and not a single tedious cohort study): curcumin (wow!), intravenous Vitamin C (double-wow!), more mouse trials (see Valentine’s Day card they sent us), cancer vaccine, new drugs (wow-wow-and-wow) and tamoxifen.
Curcumin: One of my most popular posts is on curcumin. Scientists have now discovered that putting an implant of curcumin into mice halted tumour growth vs ingesting it orally. Before we all rush out and get one … remember, it’s only been tested on mice, and only available in mice-size implants. However, the good news is that intravenous curcumin is available. The bad news, it’s in Germany and only six clinics at the moment have access to it. The good news, it’s available from the reputable PraxisKlinik Siebenhuner integrative clinic in Frankfurt (costs about Euro1,600 for six infusions).
Intravenous Vitamin C: There’s a study from the University of Kansas on the efficacy of intravenous Vitamin C in ameliorating chemotherapy symptoms – I’m not sure why it’s “new” news – this has been part of the protocol at the University of Kentucky for awhile. If you’ve followed my blog, you know I tried IV C and it didn’t work i.e. shrink the tumour. Having said that, in the two years I was on IV C, I never got any metastasis, so maybe something was working.
Tamoxifen: In Best of Breast (w/e 31 Jan) I mentioned that bodybuilders were taking tamoxifen, i.e. going out and buying it. Well, this week it’s revealed that bodybuilders may be unwittingly taking tamoxifen in bodybuilding supplements – it’s not even listed on the label. In case you were wondering … they take tamoxifen because they want to stop their man boobs from growing from steroid use.
This week’s headline: Finally … with all the juicy topics lined up, I chose to lead with a computer game that you can download to your iPhone or Smartphone and play and help scientists analyse real genetic data for cancer faster. Wouldn’t it be great to help beat cancer and have some fun too? Game on!