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Damyanov C.,Medical Center Integrative Medicine | Gherasimova D.M.,Medical Center Integrative Medicine | Avramov L.A.,Medical Center Integrative Medicine | Masley I.K.,Medical Center Integrative Medicine
Journal of Cancer Science and Therapy | Year: 2012

Problem Statement: Even after decades of scientific research, the application of chemotherapy in the management of neoplastic disease still presents numerous difficulties. Significant, amongst potential complications are numerous toxicity related side effects and the potential for chemoresistance. Despite the widespread tendency to include a variety of new chemotherapeutics in different combinations, progress in this area has proven slow going and unsatisfactory due to the aforementioned factors. Approach: Seeking a new approach, we introduced the method of Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT) in our practice. The theoretical basis and the gathered experimental data on insulin's mode of action, as well as its application in practice, show that IPT is a promising method with low toxicity. Moreover, it facilitates a selectively physiological approach to the management of neoplastic disease using chemotherapy. In this report we present the results of our three-year experience applying Insulin Potentiation Targeted Therapy Low Dose (IPTLD) in the treatment of 196 patients diagnosed with a variety of neoplastic diseases. Results: Our results showed that patients tolerated IPTLD without difficulties, without serious side effects. Our laboratory tests demonstrated that the dose related toxicity of chemotherapeutics could be largely mitigated when applied in conjunction with insulin, at a fractionated dose in accordance with a dose dense regimen. Upon follow-up, eighty five of 106 patients (80%) with advanced metastatic disease reported a subjectively significant improvement in their quality of life. Conclusions: Future extended experimental data and clinical trials would contribute to a more complete understanding of the therapeutic potential of IPTLD. © 2012 Damyanov C, et al.


Purpose. To evaluate the results and quality of life of patients with resistant of castration-resistant tumors previously treated with Insulin-potentiation therapy (IPT) combined with hormone therapy. Materials and methods. Sixteen patients with metastasis prostate tumors after bilateral castration, androgenic blockade, and progression of the disease were observed during the study. The patients were divided into two groups: group A consisting of 8 patients treated with low-dose chemotherapy Epirubicin, Vinblastine, and Cyclophosphamide combined with LHRH agonist and group B consisting of another 8 patients treated with low-dose chemotherapy Docetaxel combined with LHRH agonist. Results. The overall (groups A and B) results concerning PSA after the sixth IPT show partial effect in 8 out of 16 (50%) patients, stabilization in 4 out of 16 (25%), and progression in 4 out of 16 (25%). The median survival for all treated patients is 11,7 months (range 3-30 months). During the treatment no significant side effects were observed, and no lethal cases occurred. Conclusion. In spite of the small number of the treated patients with castration-resistant prostate tumors, the preliminary results are promising and this gives us hope and expectations for future serious multicenter research over the possibilities for routine implementation of IPTLD.

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