Gene-eden, a broad range, natural antiviral supplement, may shrink tumors and strengthen the immune system

Acta Oncologica, 2010; 49: 397–399 LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Gene-Eden, a broad range, natural antiviral supplement, may shrink
tumors and strengthen the immune system

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease, Rochester, New York, USA To the Editor
increased in number. Concentration of red blood cells, Gene-Eden (by polyDNA) is a broad range, natural hemoglobin, hematocrit, lymphocytes, eosinophils and antiviral supplement that targets viruses during their basophils decreased by 21%, 23%, 10%, 78% and latent or chronic phase. The development of Gene- 100%, respectively. As a result, the original treatment Eden was inspired by Hanan Polansky’s discovery [1] was discontinued and a new chemotherapy treatment of the Starved Gene phenomenon. According to of capecitabine (Xeloda) was initiated. A week later, Polansky, the promoter/enhancer of certain common the patient began a treatment with Gene-Eden in viruses, such as Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), Cytomeg- addition to the chemotherapy. After fi ve weeks, a CT alovirus (CMV), and Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), revealed a decrease of 35% in the tumor size, and a competes during latency with the promoter/enhancer decrease of 18% in the hepatic mass. Blood test of certain cellular genes for the limiting transcription showed an increase in the concentration of lympho- cytes (1.72ϫ103 cells/µl compared with 0.70ϫ103 BRCA1 are two cellular genes that bind this complex. cells/µl), eosinophils (0.11ϫ103 cells/µl compared Since GABP•p300/cbp transactivates these genes, with 0 cells/µl) and basophils (0.02ϫ103 cells/µl com- and since both genes encode a cell cycle suppressor, pared with 0 cells/µl), the new numbers were in the the presence of a high copy number of a sequestering normal range and at levels similar to those observed latent virus in the nucleus diminishes the expression prior to the initiation of the fi rst chemotherapy treat- of the Rb and BRCA1 genes, which leads to excessive ment. In addition, the patient gained weight, felt a relief in pain, was able to get up from bed alone and The patient is a 61-year-old female with an inop- to walk around and was fi lling better in general.
Acta Oncol Downloaded from by on 08/02/13 erable pancreatic carcinoma in the head of the pan- The question is whether these remarkable results creas with vascular involvement. The patient was should be attributed to the new chemotherapy treat- receiving chemotherapy treatment of gemcitabine ment with capecitabine alone, or whether the addition (Gemzar) + oxaliplatin (Eloxatin) + erlotinib of Gene-Eden had a major role in producing the (Tarceva) for a period of two months. During that observed remission. According to latest studies, treat- time, test results and medical observations were ments with capecitabine alone or in combination with showing a general worsening in the patient condition. other chemotherapy agents achieved results that range The pancreatic tumor increased by 64% and was between stable disease and mild or partial responses. progressing towards mesenteric root (the size of the There are only a few studies to demonstrate physical tumor was measured by the use of unidimensional tumor shrinkage. One such study [2], which examined measurements and the sum of the longest diameters).
the effect of capecitabine on tumor size, reports that Hepatic mass increased by 22% and new hypodense only three of the 42 patients (7%) treated with capecit- masses were observed. Lymph nods were enlarged and abine for advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer Correspondence: Hanan Polansky, The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease, 2230 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, New York, 14620, USA. Tel: +1 585 200 5546. Fax: +1 585 200 5545. E-mail: [email protected] (Received 10 September 2009; accepted 24 October 2009) ISSN 0284-186X print/ISSN 1651-226X online 2010 Informa UK Ltd. (Informa Healthcare, Taylor & Francis AS) showed any reduction is tumor size after median treat- Conclusion
ment time of 85 days. In our case, the decrease in According to the Starved Gene discovery, latent tumor size was visible in the single patient that was viruses can cause pancreatic cancer, and an antiviral treated, and after only fi ve weeks of treatment. In light supplement that targets latent viruses can be effective of that study, it is unlikely that the capecitabine treat- in treating the disease. Gene-Eden is a promising ment alone was responsible for the observed remission broad range, natural antiviral supplement that targets in our case. The possibility that Gene-Eden treatment latent viruses. The results of this study show that the contributed to the effect should be considered.
addition of Gene-Eden to chemotherapy may have In addition to the decrease in tumor size, blood participated in shrinking the tumor and in strength- tests showed that the addition of Gene-Eden had a ening the immune system in a case with poor prog- nosis. Such participation is consistent with the Studies report that chemotherapy can have different expected effects of Gene-Eden on pancreatic cancer immuno-suppressive effects, and specifi cally, can according to the Starved Gene discovery.
decrease the number of white blood cells, including lymphocytes and leukocytes. For instance, one study [3] examined the infl uence of chemotherapy on lym- Declaration of interest: The authors report no
phocytes depletion in 258 breast cancer patients. In all confl icts of interest. The authors alone are respon- patients, grade 3 or grade 4 lymphopenia was observed sible for the content and writing of the paper.
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