Annie Appleseed Project volunteers used to ask for Studies on Dietary Supplements with chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
At various cancer meetings across the country, throughout the 1990's the question was asked. Usual answer: "We don't have those kind of studies". Then some studies were done, some meta-analyses were done (grouping of similar studies to figure out what is what). Dr.Keith Block, editor of Sage Journal on Complementary Therapies, is an author of one such review. In the article here, he comments on 2013 comments made by Dr. James Watson. (photo features Dr. Block speaking at one of our conferences).
Link to Dr. Block comments
Nothing much has changed. Few oncologists read any studies not 'sanctioned' by BIG Pharma. That's just the way it is - a very unfair separation of types of therapies. UNFAIR to people with cancer.
Dietary Supplement information
from the Annie Appleseed Project Archives.
But first, do you wonder why news media publishes stories about the failure a particular supplement to 'cure' cancer? Actually we don't believe in that C word but no single supplement is the answer. Mainstream research all too often pins its $ and hopes on just one ingredient as they continue to seek the Magic Bullet.
Do not expect this since nutrients work TOGETHER. Pharma doesn't encourage or support such studies since they cannot patent natural ingredients. That said here are some studies on Dietary Supplements from Annie Appleseed Project Archives:
Worried about the effects of some chemotherapies on the heart? Here's a study
on CoQ10 from Medscape Review (2001). In fact here are a bunch of studies on CoQ10
Here are some studies
on Alpha-Lipoic Acid, said to possibly reduce Neuropathy.
Here's an article about Reducing Mouth Sores
from The Truth About Cancer. (part of Ann Fonfa's cancer story is told in Segment 9 of the Global Quest)