- Times are a-changin' in the US Health community. Who
would have believed that the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine
would APPLAUD an Alternative Cancer Therapy, and in the same article, BLAST
chemotherapy, as worthless.
- Well, it happened... in the December 12th, 2002 issue,
in a review by James Spencer Malpas, M.D., D.Phil. St. Bartholomew's Hospital
London EC1A 7BE, United Kingdom You can find the article in the Journal
at http://content.NEJM.org/cgi/content/full/347/24/1986, if you're willing
to fork over the ten bucks.
- For those of you that don't want to spend the ten, here
are the quotes...
- Quote #1 - "He found the evidence in favor of conventional
treatment unconvincing and opted for such alternative therapies as Gerson
therapy with its strict diet, vitamins, and enemas. High-dose vitamin C
and high-dose vitamin D, both contraindicated in the orthodox treatment
of multiple myeloma, were later added to the regimen. What is evident is
that this was the right therapy for him."
- Quote #2 - "The irony of the whole situation is
that a recent randomized trial of treatment for stage 1 multiple myeloma
by Riccardi and colleagues (British Journal of Cancer 2000;82:1254-60)
showed no advantage of conventional chemotherapy over no treatment."
- Well, well... That ought to escalate the "quackbuster's"
demise... Even the New England Journal has turned their back on their