Revici's Guided Chemotherapy

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Revici's Guided Chemotherapy is an ineffective cancer treatment devised by Emanuel Revici (1896–1997).[1]

Revici's early work on experimental chemical-based treatments for cancer between 1920–1941 attracted a degree of support. However his work increasingly found disfavor with the scientific and medical communities and his license was revoked in 1993.[1]

Revici's Guided Chemotherapy is based on the theory that all illness is caused by an "imbalance" of metabolism.[2] The treatment is giving a mixture of chemical substances (usually including lipid alcohol and various metals) by mouth or injection. The American Cancer Society notes that this "chemotherapy" is entirely different from modern conventional chemotherapy, and states: "Available scientific evidence does not support claims that Revici's guided chemotherapy is effective in treating cancer or any other disease. It may also cause potentially serious side effects."[3]

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  1. ^ a b Cohen, MA (1998). "Emanuel Revici, M.D.: Innovator in nontoxic cancer chemotherapy 1896-1997". Journal of alternative and complementary medicine 4 (2): 140–5. doi:10.1089/acm.1998.4.137. PMID 9628204. 
  2. ^ Vickers, A. (2004). "Alternative Cancer Cures: "Unproven" or "Disproven"?". CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians 54 (2): 110–8. doi:10.3322/canjclin.54.2.110. PMID 15061600. 
  3. ^ "Revici's Guided Chemotherapy". American Cancer Society. November 2008. Retrieved September 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Lyall, David (1965). "Treatment of Cancer by the Method of Revici". JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association 194 (3): 279. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090160057014.