Bibliography, by cancer type

If you would like a full-text of any of these articles please let me know and I will request it from the authors!

Adenoid Cystic Sarcoma



Article: Preclinical High-Dose Acetaminophen With N-Acetylcysteine Rescue Enhances the Efficacy of Cisplatin Chemotherapy in Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumors



Breast Cancer

Study: The effect of flaxseed and wheat bran consumption on urinary estrogen metabolites in premenopausal women. 

Summary: "Flaxseed supplementation significantly increased the urinary 2:16alpha-OHE1 ratio (P = 0.034), but wheat bran had no effect. These results suggest that flaxseed may be chemoprotective in premenopausal women.​"

Study - Oncolytic Vaccinia Virus GLV-1h68 Strain Shows Enhanced Replication in Human Breast Cancer Stem-Like Cells in Comparison to Breast Cancer Cells

"Conclusions: Taken together, our findings indicate that GLV-1h68 efficiently replicates and kills cancer stem-like cells. Thus, GLV-1h68 may become a promising agent for eradicating both primary and metastatic tumors, especially tumors harboring cancer stem-like cells that are resistant to chemo and/or radiotherapy and may be responsible for recurrence of tumors."

Synergistic and additive effects of modified citrus pectin with two polybotanical compounds, in the suppression of invasive behavior of human breast and prostate cancer cells.

Note* "This work was supported by a sponsored research grant from EcoNugenics." - full text:


From Courtney Collins, part of the Community Outreach team for Florin|Roebig:

Our firm has a long history of promoting and educating the public on issues of social justice and public safety. Because of our passion for community involvement, we wanted to use our experience and gathered knowledge to create informational resources.

Late 2019, FDA released a statement alerting patients and healthcare providers of a safety concern regarding the drug, ranitidine, commonly bought under the brand name, Zantac. The test findings demonstrate toxic levels of a carcinogenic ingredient known as NDMA. Many claim these drug makers marketed and sold drugs contaminated with toxic amounts of NDMA, without disclosing the health risks, such as cancer-causing effects, to the government or the public.

Consumers and their loved ones are understandably concerned about the recent statements. It's important to make this information much more accessible than it's been in the past.

In this guide, "The Link Between Zantac and Breast Cancer", we touch on points such as: 

  • Can Zantac Cause Breast Cancer?

  • About NDMA: The Cancerous Chemical in Zantac.

  • What To Do If You've Developed Cancer After Taking Zantac? 

  • & much more. 

Triple Negative Breast Cancer 

Study - Selective, nontoxic CB(2) cannabinoid o-quinone with in vivo activity against triple-negative breast cancer.

Review - Future Aspects for Cannabinoids in Breast Cancer Therapy

Study - Latifolicinin A from a Fermented Soymilk Product and the Structure-Activity Relationship of Synthetic Analogues as Inhibitors of Breast Cancer Cell Growth

"(S)-HPLA farnesyl amide was active to triple-negative MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells (IC50 = 27 μM) and 10-fold less toxic to Detroit-551 normal cells."


Study - Sulforaphane Suppresses the Growth of Triple-negative Breast Cancer Stem-like Cells In vitro and In vivo

"Our results suggest that sulforaphane may control the malignant proliferation of CSCs in TNBC via Cripto-mediated pathway by either suppressing its expression and/or by inhibiting Cripto/Alk4 protein complex formation. Thus, the use of sulforaphane for chemoprevention of TNBC is plausible and warrants further clinical evaluation."

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Study: Advances in immune checkpoint inhibitors for bone sarcoma therapy (J Bone Oncology, April 2019)

Immunotherapy is in the early stages of research through clinical trials. Results are hoped to be published soon on the findings as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation have not been proven effective in this type of cancer.  

Colon Cancer

Study - Active Chinese mistletoe lectin-55 enhances colon cancer surveillance through regulating innate and adaptive immune responses.

The mistletoe extract administration increased production of multiple immune cells, from both the innate and adaptive immune systems, and delayed colon cancer growth in the mice. (Full text available at 

Study - Cannabidiol Enhances the Therapeutic Effects of TRAIL by Upregulating DR5 in Colorectal Cancer

"Cannabidiol, a major non-psychotomimetic compound derived from Cannabis sativa, is a potential therapeutic agent for a variety of diseases such as inflammatory diseases, chronic neurodegenerative diseases, and cancers. Here, we found that the combination of cannabidiol and TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) produces synergistic antitumor effects in vitro. However, this synergistic effect was not observed in normal colonic cells. The levels of ER stress-related proteins, including C/EBP homologous protein (CHOP) and phosphorylated protein kinase RNA-like ER kinase (PERK) were increased in treatment of cannabidiol. Cannabidiol enhanced significantly DR5 expression by ER stress. Knockdown of DR5 decreased the combined effect of cannabidiol and TRAIL. Additionally, the combination of TRAIL and cannabidiol decreased tumor growth in xenograft models. Our studies demonstrate that cannabidiol enhances TRAIL-induced apoptosis by upregulating DR5 and suggests that cannabidiol is a novel agent for increasing sensitivity to TRAIL."

Study - Growth Inhibition of Different Human Colorectal Cancer Xenografts After a Single Intravenous Injection of Oncolytic Vaccinia Virus GLV-1h68

Study - Role of the Microbiota in Colorectal Cancer: Updates on Microbial Associations and Therapeutic Implications

Abstract: Genetic, environmental, and dietary factors have been found to influence the development and progression of colorectal cancer (CRC). More recently, accumulating evidence associates the intestinal microbiota with the initiation and progression of this disease. While studies have shown that individuals with CRC display alterations in gut bacterial composition, it remains somewhat unclear whether such differences drive cancer development or whether they are a response to tumorigenesis. In this review, the authors assess new evidence linking the community structure or specific bacterial factors of the intestinal microbiota to CRC development and progression, with insights into therapeutic implications.


Article - Glioblastoma linked to Lyme Disease

Naturopathic doctor, Dr. Darvish hypothesized that glioblastoma was caused by Borrelia bergdorferi, the organism that causes Lyme disease, after each of her glioblastoma patients experienced tumor shrinkage following a holistic, non-antibiotic treatment program for Lyme disease. Biopsies of 5 patients evaluated by a neuropathologist each tested positive for Borrelia bergdorferi!!

Lung Cancer

Serum Insulin, Glucose, Indices of Insulin Resistance, and Risk of Lung Cancer

"Higher insulin levels and insulin resistance were associated with increased lung cancer risk. Although smoking cessation is the best method of lung cancer prevention, other lifestyle changes that affect insulin concentrations and sensitivity may reduce lung cancer risk."

General Resource - Lung Cancer Center

Melanoma (click for more)


Mesothelioma Cancer Support

Mesothelioma Hub

For information on potential lawsuits and conventional treatment options.

Mesothelioma Justice Center -

Information on mesothelioma, legal support for veterans.

Mesothelioma Veterans Center -

Help for veterans suffering with mesothelioma.

Multiple Myeloma

Fruits from the Arctium lappa L. plant have been shown to be cytotoxic to multiple myeloma cells!!

Study - Arctiin Is a Pharmacological Inhibitor of STAT3 Phosphorylation at Tyrosine 705 Residue and Potentiates Bortezomib-Induced Apoptotic and Anti-Angiogenic Effects in Human Multiple Myeloma Cells

"Arctiin exerted cytotoxicity in MM cells...[and] down-modulated diverse oncogenic gene products regulated by STAT3, although the induction of apoptosis by arctiin was abrogated upon transfection with pMXs-STAT3C in mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) cells. Arctiin also potentiated bortezomib-induced antitumor effects in U266 cells."

This study showed a correlation between a higher intake of fruit and a lower risk for MM. It would then make sense that fruit could help with the disease regression! 


Study - Dietary Intake Is Associated With Risk of Multiple Myeloma and Its Precursor Disease 


Ovarian Cancer (click for more info)

Articles on hyperthermia for ovarian cancer (one was done at MDACC):


Study, conducted in China - The efficacy of radiofrequency hyperthermia combined with chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer


"Conclusion. Radiofrequency hyperthermia combined with chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer has significantly improved the tumor remission rate, ascite control and CA125 levels, and substantially
reduced the gastrointestinal reaction and bone marrow suppression rate, which is worthy of intensive clinical


Study, conducted at MD Anderson - Role of CTGF in sensitivity to hyperthermia in ovarian and uterine cancers

Hyperthermia, when combined with a specific gene silencer "enhanced apoptosis of hyperthermia resistant cancers."


Pancreatic Cancer


Study - Flavonoid Derivative of Cannabis Demonstrates Therapeutic Potential in Preclinical Models of Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

Article - Spontaneous regression of pancreatic cancer: Real or a misdiagnosis?​ (click to access)

Study - The phenanthrene derivative PJ34 exclusively eradicates human pancreatic cancer cells in xenografts

In conclusion, according to these results, a small molecule that prevents the clustering of NuMA in the mitotic spindle poles of human cancer cells, efficiently eradicates PDAC cells. PJ34, which is permeable in the cell membrane, accessed and eradicated human PDAC cells in xenografts without impairing normal proliferating cells infiltrated into the tumors. The exclusive cytotoxicity of PJ34 in human cancer cells offers a new model of pancreas cancer therapy which does not impair normal tissues.

Prostate Cancer


Article - Thermal ablation and high-temperature thermal therapy: Overview of technology and clinical implementation

Article - Treating Prostate Cancer (Dr. Michael Gregor)

Review - Dietary Intervention in the Management of Prostate Cancer

"To date, the strongest evidence regarding diet and CaP relates to energy balance. Urologists aspiring to best clinical practice should encourage their patients to achieve a healthful body weight through regular exercise and a healthful plant-based diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains."


Prostate cancer growth markers (PSA, LNCaP cells) decreased 4% and 8% respectively after dietary intervention in men with prostate cancer.


Study - Isolated Limb Perfusion With Biochemotherapy and Oncolytic Virotherapy Combines With Radiotherapy and Surgery to Overcome Treatment Resistance in an Animal Model of Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcoma

"In vitro, the combination of radiation with an oncolytic vaccinia virus (GLV-1h68) and melphalan demonstrated increased cytotoxicity in a panel of sarcoma cell lines. The effects were mediated through activation of the intrinsic apoptotic pathway. In vivo, combinations of radiation, oncolytic virotherapy and standard ILP resulted in delayed tumour growth and prolonged survival when compared with standard ILP alone. However, local disease control could only be secured when such treatment was combined with surgical resection, the timing of which was crucial in determining outcome. Combinations of oncolytic virotherapy with surgical resection and radiation have direct clinical relevance in extremity sarcoma and represent an exciting prospect for improving outcomes in this pathology."

Alpha terpineol (See 2 studies directly below!)

- found in eucalyptus, lime, tea tree oils (

- also in apples, blueberries and limes in very small amounts


Alpha-Terpineol as Antitumor Candidate in Pre-Clinical Studies  

"Our data indicate that alpha-terpineol has antitumor activity revealed by cytogenetic mechanisms and / or loss of cell membrane integrity."  


α-Terpineol reduces cancer pain via modulation of oxidative stress and inhibition of iNOS

"These data provide strong evidence that TP may be an interesting candidate for the development of new safe analgesic drugs that are effective for cancer pain control."

Anticancer activity of an essential oil from Cymbopogon flexuosus (Lemongrass)

"Intra-peritoneal administration of the oil significantly inhibited both ascitic and solid forms of Ehrlich and Sarcoma-180 tumors in a dose-dependent manner."

In vitro and in vivo antitumor effects of the essential oil from the leaves of Guatteria friesiana

"Based on these results, we can conclude that EOGF possesses significant antitumor activity and has only low systemic toxicity. These effects could be assigned to its components α-, β-, and γ-eudesmol."

Squamous Cell Carcinoma


Phenformin Promotes Keratinocyte Differentiation via the calcineurin/NFAT Pathway

"Taken together, our study reveals an anti-tumor activity of phenformin to promote keratinocyte differentiation that warrants future translational efforts to repurpose phenformin for the treatment of cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas."

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" - Hippocrates

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