Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
PURPOSE: Determining the appropriate rate of radiotherapy (RT) utilization is important for health care planning and resource allocation. The difference between the observed and the appropriate RT rate is influenced by the choice of a criterion based benchmarking (CBB) or evidence-based estimates (EBEST) measure.
VPS, a hot water extract of the Coriolus versicolor mushroom, was given at a 2% dose level in the diet of female Swiss Webster CFW outbred mice in a serial sacrifice experiment. The mice were also administered either 1,2-dimethylhydrazine dihydrochloride (1,2-DMH) as ten weekly subcutaneous (s.c) injections of 20 microg/g body weight or physiological saline (PS) as ten weekly (s.c) injections of 0.01 ml/g body weight. The animals were sacrificed at 26 weeks or 35 weeks after the first injection of 1,2-DMH or PS.
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
Three cases of cancer in which homeopathic treatment was used in a complementary role are described: A 64-year-old male with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the rectum. The patient refused surgery. He was treated constitutionally with Lycopodium. He survived nearly 3 years with no further hospitalization or other complications. A 77-year-old female with terminal squamous cell carcinoma of the cheek previously treated with radiotherapy. There was intense pain not relieved by available treatment. Calc Carb was prescribed on constitutional grounds and gave very good pain relief.
A 79-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of a 20-lb weight loss, low back pain, and leg weakness. He had a 1-year history of fibrotic myelodysplasia, possibly therapy related, with a highly complex chromosome karyotype. Radiologic evaluation showed extensive destructive bone lesions, retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy, and evidence for thoracic spinal cord compression.