As a former jounalist, I once came across an intriguing story regarding alternate protocols for the treatment of cancer. The story generated from research I had undertaken at Berkely on behalf of a friend who had requested my help.
I was able to find one website that mentioned chalones and cancer treatment
on the internet at http://www.cancermed.com/br10re.html. That site mentions
that chalones had shown promise as anti-mitotic agents (chemicals to prevent
or slow cell division), but their effect turned out to be much stronger on
normal cells than on cancerous ones.
I assume (not having read them) that those original studies used chalones
alone. But their potential has not been forgotten. I searched PubMed (a
searchable database of current medical and scientific publications) and
found lots of current work still looking at chalones in combination with
other drugs. For a little less technical a description, there was an
article in Fortune magazine May 29, 2000 (by D. Stipp) you may want to check
out as well.
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