Birds of prey kill and regurgitate food to their young. In time they bring back injured animals for offspring to kill and eat on their own. Oncology has these two choices: killing tumor cells outright; or injuring and feeding them to a patient’s immune system.
Here I suggest that, with a high neoplastic cell count and a still healthy immune system, introducing an anti-metabolite of folic acid may work towards stimulating the latter immune response. Such conditions existed in a particular case in 2011 with some success. That success may have been lengthened, had the triweekly, anti-metabolite infusion waited an additional week, to test for this having been from an immune response. With such a response the anti-metabolite might have been suspended still longer preserving the immune system and lengthening its effectiveness. This would promise itself a chemotherapy against which no cancer could evolve towards resistance. With its occasional fresh starts and new immune responses, it would fail, if at all, with the failure of an immune response to rekindle.
Raising the Issue
In his farewell address, President Dwight Eisenhower warned the nation that a military-industrial complex, led by interests within the government, the military, and those industries supplying the military, could stray from the original intent of national defense towards personal interest. Continue reading
Beyond the risks associated with false positives, breast tissue is so sensitive to a mammography’s radiation as to be threatened by the very examination developed to protect it. In fact with years of testing, the likelihood that a discovered tumor was either generated or stimulated out of dormancy by a former mammogram rises substantially in significance. Continue reading
Inner Tugor Pressure upon Cell Walls
Here I hypothesize a pressure sensitive reaction that is a gateway to cellular mitosis. Were this to be so, then as little as a weakened inter-cellular affinity among neoplastic cells would reveal jostling as a trigger for mitosis in a cohesive tumor. Accordingly more of such cells would undergo necrosis when exposed concurrently to both jostling and cytotoxins specific to mitosis.
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With the looming energy crisis, it is clear that we must revive the licensing of nuclear reactors by securing both their radioactive fuel and waste in use, storage, or transit from mishaps accidental or seismic; as well as from seizure or explosive scattering by terrorists.