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Prof. Peter Pedersen, PhD
Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Alternative & Conventional Skin Cancer Treatment: Moss Reports On Skin Cancer (Updated For 2017)

By Ralph W. Moss, PhD
Order the Moss Report on Malignant Melanoma and/or a Phone Consultation
Order the Moss Report on Basal Cell Carcinoma and/or a Phone Consultation
Order the Moss Report on Squamous Cell Carcinoma and/or a Phone Consultation
Order the Moss Report on Mycosis Fungoides and/or a Phone Consultation

The Moss Reports on skin cancer brings you a thorough and up-to-date discussion of the best results with radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, integrative, complementary and alternative treatments for skin cancer. We also discuss the pros and cons of such controversial treatments as salves and escharotics (such as the Hoxsey external formula) as well as eggplant-derived products.

We have separate Moss Reports on the three major forms of skin cancer:

  • Malignant melanoma (MM)
  • Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
  • Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
(Make sure to order the one specific to the type of skin cancer you are dealing with.)
In addition, we have a report on Mycosis Fungoides - a non-hodgkins lymphoma that also affects skin.

In general, skin cancers should be among the least dangerous of cancers. Most of them are at most locally aggressive, and although they can be disfiguring they are seldom life-threatening. The biggest exception to this rule is malignant melanoma. The melanomas, which are tumors that often arise from pigmented moles, are in fact among the most highly malignant of all cancers and can metastasize to almost any part of the body, including the brain and spinal cord. Melanoma have even been known on occasion to spread from a pregnant mother to her fetus.

Strictly speaking, melanoma is uncommon, but the incidence has been rising rapidly. In 1935, for example, only one American in 1,500 developed melanoma. The incidence began to rise sharply during the eighties and nineties. In 1995 there were 32,100 cases in the US. In 1996, that figure had risen to 38,300; by 1997 it was up to 40,300 and by 2002 the total was 51,400. By the turn of the millennium, the incidence had risen to 70,000, an extraordinary increase. Incidence now stands at over 76,000 new cases per year, double what it was 20 years ago, with over 10,000 deaths. Although it represents only about one percent of all skin cancer cases, it accounts for the vast majority of skin cancer deaths.

Non-melanoma skin cancer (BCC and SCC) is the most common form of human cancer. There are an estimated 3,000,000 US cases per year. To put this in perspective, this is higher than the incidence of breast, prostate, lung and colorectal cancer combined! About three-quarters of these are basal cell carcinomas (BCC) and the incidence of these continues to rise. The rest are squamous cell carcinomas. There are four times as many cases of skin cancer in sunny Hawaii as in overcast Minnesota. The average rate in the United States is 146 cases per 100,000 among white-skinned people. (It is rare in dark-skinned individuals.) BCC most commonly occurs in people over the age of 40, and men are affected significantly more often than women. The estimated lifetime risk for white US residents is 32 to 39 percent for males, and 23 to 28 percent in women. The increased frequency results from the increasing age of the population age shift in the population and the increasing amount of leisure time that is spent with either natural or artificial ultraviolet (UV) exposure. Skin cancer can also be expensive. US Medicare alone spends $13 billion each year on the treatment of skin cancer care treatment. Then there is the cost of treating precancerous lesions including actinic keratoses (AK).

The treatment of melanoma has been revolutionized by the emergence in recent years of a whole new class of immune-based drugs, the immune checkpoint inhibitors (such as Yervoy«, Opdivo« and Keytruda«). For the first time in decades there is optimism in the air on the treatment of this disease, even in late stages. The Moss Reports goes into this topic in detail.

The treatment of SCC and BCC was greatly improved by the widespread acceptance of Moh's microsurgery. When we first wrote about this in the Moss Reports it was a "fringe" treatment. It is now widely available. "Mohs" originally bore a striking resemblance to the oldest alternative treatment for skin cancer, "escharotic" pastes, creams and salves. We discuss this issue in detail. We also discuss a less dangerous form of external treatment that is derived from an eggplant-like plants from Australia.

The Moss Report on Skin Cancers has been thoroughly revised for 2017. New this year is a discussion of how science is harnessing the immune system to fight these cancers. This includes encouraging results with immune checkpoint inhibitors such as nivolumab (Opdivo«) and pembrolizumab (Keytruda«). There is an update on the use of ipilimumab (Yervoy«) as an adjuvant treatment for high-risk melanoma. There is also a section on a condition called drug-induced thrombotic microangiopathy (DITMA) that can be caused by interferon-alfa.

For Basal cell carcinoma, we discuss the FDA's latest approved systemic treatment for BCC, vismodegib (Erivedge«). This is an orally administered inhibitor of the hedgehog pathway of cancer growth (which is dysregulated in 90 percent of BCCs).

For Squamous Cell Carcinoma, there is an extended discussion of cryosurgery, a method of destroying small, well-defined, low-risk SCCs of the skin as well as Bowen's disease.

Every patient with skin cancer and their loved ones should read this outstanding Moss Report.

 

Malignant Melanoma: table of contents
Basal Cell carcinoma: table of contents
Squamous Cell Carcinoma: table of contents
 

Moss Report on Malignant Melanoma: 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

NATURE OF MELANOMA
Causes of Melanoma
Types of Melanoma
Ocular Melanoma

STAGING AND PROGNOSIS
Clark's Levels
Breslow Thickness
AJCC Classification System
Lymphatic Mapping
Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)

TREATMENT OF MELANOMA
NCCN Recommendations
SURGERY

EARLY STAGE MELANOMA
Mohs technique

LATER STAGES OF MELANOMA
FDA Approved Drugs for Melanoma
Dacarbazine (DTIC«)
CNS Involvement
Hydroxyurea

BIOCHEMOTHERAPY
2017 Update: Thrombotic Microangiopathy
High-Dose Interferon (HDI)
Interleukin-2 (IL-2«)
BRAF Mutation Inhibitor

IMMUNOTHERAPY
Active Immunization
Dendritic Cell Vaccines
Adoptive Cell Therapy (ACT)

IMMUNE CHECKPOINT BLOCKADE AND MELANOMA
Ipilimumab (Yervoy«)
2017 Update: Adjuvant Ipilimumab for High-Risk Melanoma
Pembrolizumab (Keytruda«)
Nivolumab (Opdivo«)

VIRAL THRAPY
Talimogene (T-VEC)

HYPERTHERMIA
Isolated Limb Perfusion

CAM AND MELANOMA
Fermented Wheat Germ and Melanoma
Cimetidine and Melanoma
Hyperthermia and Melanoma
Rose Bengal (PV-10«)

MELANOMA RESEARCH RESOURCES

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

Order the Moss Report on Malignant Melanoma and/or a Phone Consultation

 

 

Moss Report on Basal Cell carcinoma: 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

BASICS
Causes and Incidence
Signs and Symptoms
Types of BCC

SUMMARY OF TREATMENT APPROACHES
SURGICAL EXCISION
MOHS MICROGRAPHIC SURGERY
CURETTAGE AND ELECTRODESICCATION (C&D)
Danger of Bacteremia
CRYOSURGERY
RADIATION THERAPY
CHEMOTHERAPY
Imiquimod (Aldara«)
2017 Update: Vismodigib (Erivedge«) for Metastatic BCC
PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY (PDT)
Aminolevulinic Acid (Levulan Kerastick«)
RETINOIDS
INTERFERONS
LASER THERAPY
DERMABRASION
INGENOL MEBUTATE (PICATO«)
Metastatic Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basosquamous Cell Carcinoma (BSCC)
BEC5 (CURADERM«)
ESCHAROTICS
2017 Update: Adoptive Immunotherapy

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

Order the Moss Report on Basal Cell Carcinoma and/or a Phone Consultation

 

 

Moss Report on Squamous Cell Carcinoma: 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
BASICS
Causes and Incidence
Signs and Symptoms of SCC
Pathology and Types of SCC
Precancerous Lesions
Bowen's Disease
Keratoacanthoma (KA)

SUMMARY OF TREATMENT APPROACHES

STANDARD SURGICAL EXCISION
Curettage With or Without Electrodesiccation (C&D)
Cryosurgery (a.k.a. Cryoablation)
2017 Update: Extended Use of Cryosurgery
Radiation
Chemotherapy
Masoprocol Cream (Actinex«)

CURETTAGE AND ELECTRODESICCATION (C&D)
Danger of Bacteremia

MOHS MICROGRAPHIC SURGERY
Imiquimod (INN, Aldara«)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
Aminolevulinic Acid (Levulan Kerastick«)
Experimental Treatments

RETINOIDS
Retinoids

INTERFERONS
LASER THERAPY
DERMABRASION
INGENOL MEBUTATE (PICATO«)
Basosquamous Cell Carcinoma (BSCC)
BEC5 (CURADERM«)
ESCHAROTICS
2017 Update: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in SCC
2017 Update: Adoptive Immunotherapy

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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