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Cimetidine - Tagamet Research

http://cancerx.wordpress.com/2008/11/09/off-label-cimetidine-as-a-cancer-treatment/

Have we discussed this research?
Tagamet with 5FU?

Check out the research... and let me know what y all find.

So... that would be
Tagamet
Aspirin
Peptin
Tumeric

Hmmmm....

MPNC

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deleted_user

Wow, that is very exciting.
deleted_user
deleted_user

Where was this news hiding? I m going to get some Tagemet this morning... little late to help out the 5 FU but, who knows...
: )

How Are YOU notagaintoo!!!!!?
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I'm doing great, MPNC. Hey, just one thing to keep in mind is that 5-FU is thought not to be effective for people with Lynch Syndrome. That doesn't mean the Tagamet doesn't work though! And here's another bit of info - something I sort of knew but sort of just clicked now - they've been using cimetidine for years for melanoma in horses!
markarina
markarina

okay playing devils advocate for a minute, if even limited evidence suggests benefits why aren't oncologists and pcp's recommending people to take it?

I looked into taking Celebrex ( a cleaner form of Aspirin) since I can't take aspirin due to taking warfarin, and there is a little known trial (can't remember the name :-( ) that showed taking Celebrex caused more heart problems and the risks outweighed the benefits.

Don't get me wrong I will be asking my oncologist next time I see him about this.
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I sent the link to my Onc..he sometimes is in the mood to respond and sometimes, is too busy... I ll let you know if I find out anything more.
: )

I am def. aware of the dangers of anecdotal theory...but also aware that unless it is a big trial and big profits, it may get pushed under the rug by the big Pharms... so looking at things that seem to make sense.

I ll be curious as to what my Onc reports back.

MPNC
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deleted_user

Guys it sounds wonderful and I would like to read all these papers. I am having only one problem - the journals are not that great. Except british journal of cancer (this one is respectable). if the research is tthat great why would you publish it in so-so journal? One of the best journals in cancer research is Cancer Research journal.
Pretty thank you for posting this information, i am gonna try to find the original papers.
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Any of you guys pick up the book 'Knockout' by Suzanne Sommers.
I m not into her approach. ( I don't like when people slam AMA , my docs are there every single day in the battle field and I know their heart is in the right place! )

Some of the interviews make it worth the read: Cancer Stem Cell research, Some herbs like Tumeric and COX 2 inhibitors... I dunno... I keep looking to see what is being studied. : )
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Mark & Russian - I see you point. There's a lot of pseudo-science out there. OTOH, I can't help but keep thinking that I've seen how cimetidine suppresses tumors in horses, and I also know that chemo works similarly on humans and animals, e.g. they use 5-FU & Cisplatin on horses, Carboplatin on cats & dogs, etc. I am wondering (don't know the answer) - was Dr, Sugarbaker "mainstream" when he pioneered the technique that's now saying lives worldwide? How about Dr. Lynch when he discovered HNPCC/Lynch Syndrome? It seems like some of the biggest breakthroughs are coming of little places and not top cancer centers. I like to think outside the box :-)
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http://www.divainternational.ch/spip.php?article308

Starting to look around the world for affordable scans... ran into a woman at the bank today that just got back from Taiwan... she told me the amazing savings on going over there for scans and glasses etc... she is sending me the contact info on the hospital and travel arrangements. : )
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Guys I am not saying the research is not good ( I've ordered couple of articles and am going to have my own opinion when I read them). I am saying that these are the journals with easy rules for publishing. Again I still need to read them.
Sometimes nobody is interested in publishing a paper about something that is not expensive (no interest for pharma companies). And only enthusiasts keep pushing something that really works.
Pretty thank you for doing your own research and sharing it with us.
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Hey Russian, look forward to anything you may dig up! : )