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Author Topic: Next-Generation Cancer Treatment  (Read 913 times)

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Next-Generation Cancer Treatment
« on: January 16, 2022, 05:42:22 pm »
For those who fear chemotherapy because of its side effects or have become discouraged by chemotherapy because it stopped working, the protocol below should be considered. It builds upon my successes over the past 30+ years along with the recent successes of an overseas colleague of mine who has been combining high-dose vitamin C with low-dose chemotherapy and achieving rather impressive results. As a result of our co-collaboration, we believe that a combined approach will be even more effective.

Due to the low dose of chemotherapy drugs, treatment is generally well tolerated with most patients experiencing no severe side effects. The main side effect is nausea, and this is minimized by using ondansetron (Zofran).

Once-a-week, in-office treatment:

• Intravenous high-dose vitamin C plus doxycycline, azithromycin, and solamargine, along with hyperthermia to heat tumor tissue to 42°C. This is immediately followed by…
• Intravenous chemotherapy combining 3-5 synergistic drugs used for the cancer type at 1/3 to 1/5 the normal dose. This is combined with intravenous curcumin and additional hyperthermia at 42°C.
• The following morning, we do hyperthermia only. This time, heating tumor tissue to 45°C.

Supporting oral medications and supplements:

• Acetazolamide
• Aspirin
• Berberine
• Bromelain
• Fisetin
• Ivermectin
• Metformin
• Nattokinase
• Pentoxifylline
• Piperlongumine
• Reishi mushroom wall-broken spore powder
• Specialized pro-resolving mediators
• Syrosingopine

The scientific rationale for the protocol is broken down into these seven components:

1. Inhibit cancer metabolism (“starve” cancer): Metformin and syrosingopine1
2. Promote chemosensitivity and chemoprotection, and inhibit multi-drug resistance: Ivermectin2, pentoxifylline3, intravenous curcumin4,5
3. Overcome barriers to treatment by targeting conditions in the tumor microenvironment that impede intratumoral distribution of anticancer compounds and promote immune evasion:

• Hypoperfusion and hypoxia: Pentoxifylline6, hyperthermia at 42°C7
• Elevated tumor fluid pressure: Pentoxifylline6, hyperthermia at 42°C8
• Extracellular acidification: Metformin and syrosingopine1, acetazolamide9
• Inflammation: Berberine10, specialized pro-resolving mediators11
• Fibrin clots: Bromelain12, nattokinase13

4. Kill proliferating (active) cancer cells by inducing six different forms of cell death:

• Apoptosis: Berberine14, reishi extract15, intravenous vitamin C and low-dose chemotherapy15 with solamargine17 and hyperthermia7
• Autophagy: Berberine18, piperlongumine19
• Ferroptosis: Acetazolamide20,21, piperlongumine22
• Immunogenic cell death: Berberine10, piperlongumine23, reishi extract24-26, intravenous solamargine17, hyperthermia at 45°C27
• Necroptosis: Berberine28, hyperthermia at 45°C7
• Pyroptosis: Metformin29, berberine29

5. Kill senescent (dormant) cancer cells: Fisetin31, piperlongumine32, intravenous solamargine17
6. Eradicate cancer stem cells: Intravenous vitamin C plus azithromycin and doxycycline33
7. Promote phagocytic removal of tumor debris: Aspirin34, specialized pro-resolving mediators11

Dr. Daniel Thomas, DO, MS
Mount Dora, Florida


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This information is for educational purposes only and not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring by your doctor. Therefore, Dr. Thomas cannot answer questions regarding appropriateness in your situation nor give treatment advice. That is for your doctor to determine after he or she carefully studies each of the references above.
Located in Mount Dora, Florida, Dr. Thomas is one of the most educated, experienced, and innovative physicians in North America. Over the past 30 years, he has helped people throughout the United States and Canada to prevent and overcome disease, improve their health, slow aging, and increase their lifespan. As an active translational researcher, Dr. Thomas has spent over 35,000 hours poring over the latest scientific discoveries and translating max. discoveries into promising theories


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