Losing the War on Cancer

Ask Dr. Block I’ve heard you say we have made some recent gains, but overall, and for many years, we have been losing the “war on cancer.” Why do you believe this to be the case?   Compared to the mortality rate for other diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and stroke, the change in mortality … Continued

Ask Dr. Block: Difference Between Standard Of Care And Comprehensive Integrative Approach

Ask Dr. Block   Dr. Block, what do you think are the main differences between the “standard of care” approach of conventional medicine and a comprehensive, personalized integrative approach? Mainstream cancer treatment grows out of a cultural – and global – fixation on seeking out silver bullet treatment strategies. This search, while fruitful in small … Continued

Shedding Light On The Soy / Breast Cancer Controversy

For many years, we’ve been telling breast cancer patients that if they have estrogen-receptor positive (ER+) cancers, they can safely eat soy foods like tofu and tempeh. Soy foods have been shown in epidemiological studies to be safe for breast cancer patients, as well as for those at higher risk. They may actually lower breast … Continued

Apple Crisp with Optional “Caramelized Sauce”

Filling 5-7       firm, tart apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (Golden Delicious, for example) 4          tablespoons organic brown rice syrup -OR- 2          tablespoons pure agave syrup 1          teaspoon cinnamon Canola oil, high heat, or pure grapeseed oil or other   Topping 2          cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant) ½         cup organic whole wheat pastry flour … Continued

Ask Dr. Block: Biochemical Terrain

I’ve heard you speak often about the importance of the “biochemical terrain.” How does our terrain influence our risk of getting cancer? I have spent the past 30 years investigating the clinical relevance and influence that the extracellular and intracellular environments have on cancer cells. A patient’s biochemical terrain can either be cancer promoting or … Continued

Ask Dr. Block: Chronomodulated Chemotherapy Methodology

I understand one of your chemotherapeutic infusion and distribution techniques is unique in the United States. I am referring to chronomodulated chemotherapeutic treatments. How does this methodology work? Back in the early nineties, I was looking for methods to help my patients better tolerate some of the more invasive cancer treatments. When I came across … Continued

Another Fishy Story

A major story on health news websites last week was a study from the Netherlands suggesting that fish oil will negate the effects of cancer chemotherapy. This study was published in JAMA Oncology, and thus attracted much attention. It’s actually a continuation of a study that we blogged about a few years ago: https://lifeovercancer.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/fish-oil-and-chemotherapy-the-bigger-picture/. We’ll … Continued

Ask Dr. Block: Recurrence Prevention

This is perhaps the most overlooked aspect of conventional oncology. Once a patient is deemed “in remission,” they are typically disconnected from care – as well as any attending support – and told to come back in three to six months where diagnostic scans or blood tests will determine if the cancer has returned.  I … Continued