Long-term stabilization of stage 4 colon cancer using sodium dichloroacetate therapy
Akbar Khan, Douglas Andrews, Medicor Cancer Centres Inc., Toronto, ON M2N 6N4, Canada
Anneke C Blackburn, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
Author contributions: Khan A treated the patient and wrote most of the case report; Andrews D treated the patient, designed the natural therapy protocols, and co-wrote the case report; Blackburn AC performed in vitro and in vivo work demonstrating DCA’s effects as a cytostatic agent, and wrote the parts of the case report dealing with the in vitro and in vivo DCA research.
Institutional review board statement: Not applicable.
Informed consent statement: The patient described in this manuscript has given consent to publish her case anonymously.
Conflict-of-interest statement: One of the authors (Khan) administers dichloroacetate therapy for cancer patients through Medicor Cancer Centres at a cost, and without profit. The clinic is owned by a family member of this author. The other authors have nothing to disclose.
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Correspondence to: Akbar Khan, MD, Medical Director, Medicor Cancer Centres Inc., 4576 Yonge St., Suite 301, Toronto, ON M2N 6N4, Canada. email@example.com
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Received: April 30, 2016
Peer-review started: May 3, 2016
First decision: June 17, 2016
Revised: July 23, 2016
Accepted: August 6, 2016
Article in press: August 8, 2016
Published online: October 16, 2016