Feb 20, 2013 - 12:19 am
I was not going post any more of my reseach on this forum, but have been asked to do so by a few people, so this is just for you. I spent about 2 months researching Tumour Devascularization, also known as Devitalzation. In a nutshell this procedure involves ligating all blood vessels feeding a tumour, and allowing the tumour to necrotize. The science says that when cancer cells die in this way, it creates a sustained immune reaction lasting over two weeks. In many cases this was enough to clear all distant mets and offer a potential cure.
The procedure was pioneered in the Czech Republic, but has been banned for the last 10 years. It is currently used in veterinary medicine to cure cancer, with cure rates of up to 80% reported by vets and demonstrated in animal studies. There are many case studies available that show complete remissions following the procedure.
Devitalization was banned following the only clinical trial. The trial treated 56 terminal patients and showed no benefit. The trial was flawed, because this procedure needs a healthy immune system to work. Using terminal patients, immediatelly after several lines of failed chemo, meant that they had very little immune system left. The trial did show however that the procedure was safe, even for terminal cancer patients, with no septic reactions reported. What is very unusual in ths case is that the Czech Government banned the procedure, threatning to prosecute any surgeon who performed it. This sort of reaction, for a procedure that showed no real harm to patients is unheard off. One can not help but wonder if a possible effective treatment, that is cheap and without the need for chemo is just too much of a threat to some interests.