Mainstream cancer research has been fixated on our genes’ defects (mutations) and all but discounted the field of study related to why the genes’ expressions are altered including the profound effect of surrounding influences. Society would benefit immensely from seeing cancer through a different lens and here’s why.
In her 2010 graduate dissertation, Dr Kelly Turner writes, “Spontaneous Remission of cancer … is defined as “the disappearance, complete or incomplete, of cancer without medical treatment, or with treatment that is considered inadequate to produce the resulting disappearance of disease symptoms or tumor” (O’Regan, 1995)” Her dissertation goes on to highlight an example of watchful waiting where she states, “Spontaneous Remission (SR) is so typical for a very specific kind of infant neuroblastoma (Stage IV-S), it is now standard medical practice to delay chemotherapy in those cases in order to see if the neuroblastoma will regress on its own, which it does 60-80% of the time …” Even in normally deadly childhood cancers like diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) there are reported SR occurrences, albeit at extremely low percentages to overall cases.
Why should this alter childhood cancer research efforts? Well for starters SRs have been documented worldwide, in all cancers, at all stages of the disease, and for all ages. Think of it, basically NIL toxicity, a fraction of the cost, and renewed high levels of health. More importantly, (including the two childhood diagnoses noted above) we submit that magic is not the foundation for the SRs, rather the well-studied but under-appreciated field of biochemistry is likely centrally involved.
SR occurrences suggest that our bodies when given the right support can overcome the most challenging childhood cancers. Our studies of published biochemical and physical chemistry efforts show convincing links to all cancers. The composition of our cellular environment (the products from our diet, lifestyle, and the toxins we are exposed to) is heavily implicated. The need to view the resulting influences of this dynamic cellular ‘soup’ on the expression of our genes in tandem (not separately) is vital, and central to a patient’s level of wellness. It is this (total environmental) support that is lacking in all conventional attempts to combat cancer.
What role might you consider to make cancer’s mysteries way less mysterious then we are led to believe? Our preliminary vision is to advance our efforts to articulate this intricate process in layperson terms, and to mobilize advocacy for developing experiments alongside willing cancer labs to include diet/physiologic manipulation strategies in comparison with their respective unique protocols.
The intention of an expected series of 3-4 initial blogs is to present our most recent thoughts on what we see as fundamental to this dynamic cellular support – from the perspective of childhood cancers (although applicable to all cancers) – and hope to engage your input and insight into the cancer process. Stay tuned for Childhood cancer; connecting the dots, see the constellations.
by – Flemming2 Rasmussen – July 2014