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pete43lost_at_sea
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dear friends,

something a little different, any takers on this one ?

http://www.ted.com/talks/bill_doyle_treating_cancer_with_electric_fields.html

i wonder if this will help colorectals, i hope so! My wonderful American Integrative Doctor Todd Lepine sent me the link. If you are looking for one of the best in the USA i would give him a call.

hugs,
Pete

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tanstaafl
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Fascinating. It sounds like their current experimental capabilities might still be optimized with combined modalities. Doyle has a degree from MIT, and a trial running at Harvard Medical School, significant name brands, on top of the FDA approval for brain cancer. Given that CRC is such a large market, I noticed that he did not name colorectal cancer, too - "...more trials planned for lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer and breast cancer".

Given some of the comments that followed, intestinal application perhaps might be more challenging. Even if so, it sounded pretty positive for some kinds of distant mets. Especially lung and brain mets sound like they might be potentially here and now (physically doable, might have to jump significant market and regulatory barriers).

overview of NovoTTF for Glioblastoma multiforme Invitro data ...strongly suggest that there is synergism between the effects of TTFields and chemotherapies, ...given the unique, non-chemical mechanisms of action for TTFields, physicians should continue to study the potential for TTFields to be used in conjunction with chemotherapies or biological agents.

John23
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Haha.... I found it to be quite humorous, Pete.

Thanks for the evening's laugh!

Best wishes for you,

John

manwithnoname
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But this is radical for brain tumours that have an expectancy of 14 months after surgery, radiation and chemo.

"PFS at six months was 50%; and median OS was 62.2 weeks. This is more than double the corresponding reported rates in historical control groups reported in the composite of clinical literature; namely, approximately 9.5 weeks, 15.3% and 29.3 weeks, respectively."

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pete43lost_at_sea
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if john's smiling leave him be, the field stuff has alot of potential!!!!

get it! its a joke!

whats not a joke is the time it takes for any alt therapy with lots of potential to get used mainstream.

my friend got her ndv and dendretic cell vaccine made, and is having some light radiation, not a candidate for the super cyber knife.

she was on our table laughing and smiling, we agreed getting to our late eighties is to old.

hugs,
Pete

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PhillieG
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Look at the source and save your breath & time...
Some things are wasted on some people.
-phil

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pete43lost_at_sea
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remember the happy tree.

google the happy tree if you forgot, i know john knows this one. tcm first and if it works all else is redundant, if not, all else is all we got.
those dam pathways.

keep smiling, another great day!

hugs,
Pete

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Hugs my traveller Aussie , where are you now ? May be in the north pole trying a new treatment with ice and ozone?.LOL.
Get fun mates ,get fun , is the only way to deal with this!

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pete43lost_at_sea
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you want some fun, i have a post for you my dear friend, come to the fun clinic.

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PhillieG
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They really are ideas worth spreading as their slogan says...
Very interesting idea. I especially like that they are targeting the more uncommon difficult cancers.
Thanks for posting this Pete
-phil

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