rp1954: I had the live tumor tissue tested with various chemo formulations by an outside lab.
zephyr:... I'm going to ask her about finding a lab to do this kind of testing. It's something that somehow never occurred to me. Live and learn.
I’ve never heard of an oncologist recommending this approach nor of a clinical trial showing the validity of it. Also, since so many agents work “in vitro” (in a test tube) in pre-clinical work, but then fail to be effective “in vivo” (in the body), there is little rationale for thinking that outside the body testing translates to IV chemo efficacy.
I moved this discussion to mbuser's Weisenthal Cancer Center thread
to avoid hijacking Mike's thread more.
Pyro wrote:I knew 1 person that did the vitamin C thing only, they died feeling good, and that’s something.
That's pretty uncommon, that all of cancer's side effects are continually wiped out until near organ failure, or obstruction of circulation or breathing. A big vitamin C infusion in a cancer patient's latter days, often bedridden in pain, typically buys them so many hours, or a day or so, of normalcy, so they can have a good family meal and visit in a brief respite, or maybe a golf game the next day.
I doubt anyone here expects solo vitamin C to adequately treat CRC. In the 1970's, quality of life and minor survival improvements made vitamin C etc, perhaps a reasonable approach over harsher, unsuccessful treatments. Especially those mainstream tx that had negative OS results and horrific side effects. The Riordan Clinic, which seems to be the reigning public face of IV vitamin C for off label cancer treatment, doesn't advocate solo vitamin C for CRC either.