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Alternative & Conventional Ovarian Cancer Treatment: Moss Report On Ovarian Cancer (Updated For 2017)

By Ralph W. Moss, PhD
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The Moss Report on Ovarian Cancer begins with a discussion of conventional oncology's understanding and treatment of this major form of cancer. This includes such topics as surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormone treatment, targeted therapy, and other new treatments.

It discusses markers used to detect the existence and progression of the disease, and useful methods for determining whether or not a patient will benefit appreciably from various treatments. The main body of this Moss Report contains comprehensive, up-to-date information on conventional, integrative, experimental, complementary, CAM, dietary, and alternative cancer treatments and other matters of urgent concern to ovarian cancer patients.

We also discuss innovative and alternative treatment centers for treating ovarian cancer, in the US and abroad.

The Moss Report on Ovarian Cancer (including Fallopian Tube cancer) has been thoroughly revised for 2017. This 492-page report features a comprehensive discussion of the treatment and prevention of this cancer - from the best techniques of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy to the latest complementary and alternative (CAM) approaches. New this year is a discussion of how science is harnessing the immune system to fight cancer. This includes encouraging preliminary results with immune checkpoint inhibitors and adoptive immunotherapy. There is a discussion of the new drug niraparib for platinum-sensitive, recurrent ovarian cancer, which is causing an improvement progression-free survival (PFS) in this disease. There is also an up-to-the-minute discussion of a form of hyperthermia (or heat therapy) called Oncothermia.

No patient with ovarian cancer should be without this outstanding resource.

 

Moss Report on Ovarian Cancer: Table Of Contents

A QUICK GUIDE TO CAM CANCER TREATMENTS
Green Light Treatments: Well Researched Approaches
Amber Light Treatments for Cancer: Efficacy and Safety Still Unclear
Red Light Treatments: Poorly Researched (or Downright Dangerous)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
A Letter from Martha Bunim, Coordinator
A Letter from Ralph W. Moss, PhD
A Note on Side Effects (Adverse Events)
How to Use This Report
What is a Response?
A Note on Hospital Safety
Abbreviations
How to Further Research Cancer
Acknowledgements

CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT SECTION
GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
DIAGNOSIS OF OVARIAN CANCER
CA125
Human Epididymis Protein 4 (HE4)
OVA1 Testing

TREATMENT OVERVIEW
STAGES AND GRADES
CHEMOTHERAPY OF OVARIAN CANCER
FDA APPROVED SINGLE AGENTS FOR OVARIAN CANCER
FDA-APPROVED DRUG COMBINATIONS
NCCN RECOMMENDATIONS
Treatment of Stage IA and IB
Treatment of Stage IIA
INTRAPERITONEAL CHEMOTHERAPY
HIPEC
STAGES II, III and IV POST-PRIMARY TREATMENT
Pazopanib and Ovarian Cancer
Second Look Surgery (SLL)
Pegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin (DOXIL«)
BEVACIZUMAB (AVASTIN«) + CHEMOTHERAPY
TREATMENT OF RECURRENT DISEASE
Olaparib (Lynparza«)
2017 Update: Niraparib for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer
Tamoxifen and Ovarian Cancer
Beta-Blockers and Ovarian Cancer Survival
Melatonin and Chemotherapy
Immune Checkpoint Blockade (ICB)
2017 Update: Adoptive Immunotherapy (CAR-T CELL)

SPECIFIC NATURAL AGENTS FOR OVARIAN CANCER
FWGE and Ovarian Cancer
Metformin and Ovarian Cancer
Soy and Gynecological Cancers
2017 Update: Role of Oncothermia in Gynecologic Cancer: Experiences

TOP SUPPLEMENTS (THE SHORT LIST)
Anti-Cancer Plan on a Tight Budget
Anti-Cancer Recipes
Importance of Home Cooking
My Mushroom Soup
Purple Smoothie
Green Smoothie
Very Healthy Salad
Healthy Salad Dressing

THE HALLMARKS OF CANCER
A NEW MODEL FOR CANCER TREATMENT
The Halifax Project
The Warburg Effect
'Field Cancerization'

INNOVATIVE SURGERY

INNOVATIVE RADIATION THERAPY
Proton Beam Therapy (PBT)
Adverse Effects
Tumors Treated by Proton Beam Therapy
Disadvantages of Proton Beam Therapy
Lack of Randomized Controlled Trials
Extended Field Techniques
Stratification Techniques
Radiation sensitizers and protectors
Restricted Field Techniques
Sir Spheres«
Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
Fractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Modified Fractionation Schemes
Accelerated Fractionation
Extended Field Therapies
Total Body Irradiation
Radiosensitizers and Radioprotectors
Protection From Radiation Damage

INNOVATIVE CHEMOTHERAPY

NAUSEA AND VOMITING
Acupuncture
Beta-glucans
Hypnosis
Music

MOUTH SORES (STOMATITIS)
Zinc Sulfate
NERVE PAIN
HAIR LOSS
CRAMPS
PICKLE JUICE REMEDY
CHEMOSENSITIVITY TESTING
Low-dose cyclophosphamide vs. Tregs
Hepatic Arterial Infusion (HAI)
Chemoembolization

TARGETED THERAPIES
Precision Medicine Initiative
ANTI-ANGIOGENESIS DRUGS
MOLECULAR AND GENOMIC TESTING
Circulating Tumor Cells (CellSearch)
MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES
IMMUNE CHECKPOINT BLOCKADE (ICB)
CANCER STEM CELLS (CSCs)
VeraStem and Defactinib (VS-6063)
BBI-608 (Napabucasin) and BBI-503
The LSU "Super Cocktail"
Dietary Compounds That Kill Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs)

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND EXERCISE

FASTING AND THE KETOGENIC DIET
A Cost-Free Way to Prevent Cancer Recurrences
Caloric Restriction
PRACTICAL NOTES ON FASTING
TOP TEN SUPPLEMENTS (THE EXPOSITION)
Medicinal Mushrooms
Approved Medications
Maitake D-fraction (with Vitamin C)
Double Extraction Method
Capsol-T«
Notes on Capsol-T«
Metatrol,« Avemar, or Fermented Wheat Germ Extract (FWGE)
Honokiol
Modified Citrus Pectin
Coenzyme Q10
Curcumin (Turmeric)
Genistein (Isoflavones)
Soy Foods and Cancer
Resveratrol
Red Wine (Resveratrol)
Sulforaphane
Broccoli and Broccoli Sprout Powder
How to Get Sulforaphane in Your Diet
Indole-3-carbinol
FOOD AND CANCER PREVENTION
Fruits and Vegetables
Artichokes
Beets
Garlic and Onions
Whole Grains and Grain Products
Calories and Protein
Fats and Oils
Good Oils
Flax and Flaxseed Oil
Milk and Dairy
Red Meat and Cancer
Red Meat Consumption and Mortality
Fruits, Juices and Sweeteners
High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
Beverages
Coffee
Sea Vegetables
Seacure«
Sprouts
Some Foods to Avoid

VITAMINS, MINERALS & ANTIOXIDANTS
Beta-carotene
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Vitamin C (Including IV-C)
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Selenium

THE CONCURRENT USE DEBATE
Pemetrexed, Cisplatin and the B Vitamins
Labriola-Livingston (1999)
Lamson (1999)
Kelly and Ladas (2009)
Fuchs-Tarlovsky (2012)
Do Supplements Conflict with Cancers of the Immune System?
Are Mushrooms Counter-Indicated?
The Salganik Controversy
The Golde Statements
James D. Watson's Criticism
Block on Breast Cancer
Pine Street Papers
Endogenous Antioxidants and the Death Rate
Vitamin E Has Preventive Effects
Vitamin Deficiencies in the General Population
Vitamin Deficiencies Among Cancer Patients

Radioprotection and Antioxidants
RADIOPROTECTION
CONCURRENT USE OF ANTIOXIDANTS AND RADIATION
The Bairati Study (2005-2008)
Margalit Study (2012)
Reviews of Concurrent Use
Interactions and Contraindications

HERBS, SPICES AND BOTANICALS
Artemisinin and Artesunate
Ashwaghanda (Withania somnifera)
Astragalus
Boswellia
Burdock root
Cat's Claw (Uncaria tomentosa)
Chlorella
Fenugreek
Grape Skin Powder, Muscadine
Lycopene (Tomato Products)
Marijuana (Cannabis)
Parsley (Apigenin)
Pau d'arco
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Spirulina
Finding an herbalist

HYPERTHERMIA
Mechanism of Action
Temperatures in Hyperthermia
Randomized Controlled Trials
Non-Randomized Trials
Risks and Contraindications of Hyperthermia
Types of Hyperthermia Equipment
Oncotherm«
Heckel Medizin
Academic Centers Using Hyperthermia
Clinics That Offer Whole Body Hyperthermia

CRYOABLATION

SOUND, LIGHT AND ELECTRICITY
Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
"NANOKNIFE«" (IRREVERSIBLE ELECTROPORATION)

CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY
Active Specific Immunotherapy (Vaccines)
Active Non-Specific Immunotherapy (e.g., Coley's fluid)
Bacille Calmette-GuÚrin (BCG)
Coley's Fluid or Toxins
Dendritic Cell (DC) Vaccines
Mistletoe


VIRAL THERAPY (Oncolytic Viruses)
Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV) Vaccine

Sonophotodynamic Therapy (SPDT)
"SPDT4LIFE" Clinic in China
SPDT Elsewhere
ElectroChemotherapy (EChT) or Galvanotherapy
Electro-Capacitive Cancer Therapy (ECCT)
Other Forms of Galvanotherapy
Focused Ultrasound (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, HIFU)
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
ELECTROACUPUNCTURE

DRUGS NEW AND OLD
Amygdalin/Laetrile«
Aspirin
Banerji Protocol
Beljanski Remedies
Dichloroacetate (DCA)
Escozul
Cimetidine (Tagamet«)
C-statin«
Cromolyn
Indomethacin (Indocin«)
Interleukin-2 (IL-2)
Taurolidine
Melatonin
Negative Studies on Melatonin
Metformin
Metformin and the Overall Risk of Cancer
Low-Dose Naltrexone
PolyMVA
ROSE BENGAL (PV-10)

INNOVATIVE CANCER CLINICS
FINDING AN INTEGRATIVE PHYSICIAN
INTEGRATIVE ONCOLOGY DEPARTMENTS

AMERICAN CLINICS
NEW ENGLAND (GREATER BOSTON)
Osher Center at Brigham and Women's
Marino Center For Integrative Health
Donna George, RN
James Berlanger, ND
Bo-In Lee, LAc (New Life Health Center)
D'Adamo Institute for the Advancement Of Natural Therapies
GREATER CHICAGO AREA
Block Center For Integrative Cancer Treatment
Cancer Treatment Centers Of America - Zion
Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern
Dean Y. Deng, DAc
GREATER HOUSTON, TEXAS
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Conventional Therapy
Integrative Medicine Education
Learning Center
Anderson Network
M.D. Anderson Research
Burzynski Clinic
GREATER PHOENIX AREA
Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Goodyear, AZ
Dan Rubin, ND, FABNO
Sunridge Medical Wellness Center
Rockwood Natural Medicine Clinic
Nature Works Best Clinic
Joe Brown, ND (Natural Health Medical Centers)
Oasis Of Healing (Thomas Lodi, MD)
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Orange County Immune Institute
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
UCSF Hospital
The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine (UCSF)
Smith Integrative Oncology
Pine Street Clinic (St. Anselmo)
Amitabha Medical Clinic and Healing Center (Isaac Eliaz, MD)
NORTHWEST CLINICS
Clinic of Natural Medicine (Tina Kaczor, ND)
A Woman's Time (Tori Hudson, ND)
NCNM and Ken Weizer, ND
Miles Hassell, MD, and Providence St. Vincent
Leanna Standish, ND, PhD

GERMAN AREA CLINICS
Kleef Clinic (Ralf Kleef, MD)
Herzog Clinic (Alexander Herzog, MD)
BioMed Klinik (Friedrich Migeod, MD)
Institute for Tumor Therapy (Thomas Nesselhut, MD)
Hufeland Klinik
IOZK Clinic (Cologne)
Marinus Am Stein Clinic
Praxis Lentz (Prien-am-Chiemsee)
St. Georg Hospital (Friedrich Douwes, MD)
Praxis Thaller
Klinik Arlesheim (Lukas Klinik)
German Clinics: Conclusions

MEXICAN CLINICS
Stella Maris Clinic (Gilberto Alvarez, MD)
International BioCare (Rodrigo Rodriguez, MD)
St. Andrews Clinic (Rafael Cede˝o, MD and Gar Hildenbrand)
Oasis of Hope (Francisco Contreras, MD)
Issels Program
Angeles Functional Oncology
Hope4Cancer (Antonio Jimenez, MD)
The Gerson Program
Sanoviv (Myron Wentz, PhD)

ISRAELI CLINICS
Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Kerem (Jerusalem)
Joseph Brenner, Tel Aviv

CHINESE CLINICS
Clifford Hospital

SUPPLEMENTS AND SURGERY
CAM and Fatigue

POPULAR BUT UNLIKELY TREATMENTS
Insulin Potentiated Therapy
Rife Machines
GcMAF
Rigvir«
BX Energy Catalyst Protocol«
Hoxsey Formula and Clinic

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