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I started investing while getting my Ph.D. at McGill University. After 25 years as a Professor, I quit to do something more exciting and more difficult: live off of my investments. For quite some time, I specialized in Canadian Oil & Gas Trusts, other high income opportunities and special... More
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  • Breakthrough Designation To NDA For Provectus 8 comments
    Feb 26, 2014 5:51 PM

    I have written a bit of a primer about Breakthrough Designation and its use to Provectus. You can access it here:

    www.trustintelligence.com/forum/viewtopi...

    You can read it without registering at the site. If you want to post on the discussion, then you need to register. Registration is easy and I don't sell names or emails, nor do I send out mass emails to those who have registered.

    Disclosure: I am long PVCT.

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  • Dennis R. Mahon
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    Thanks for the BTD information Alan. This investment has all too real implications for me now as my girlfriend was just diagnosed with bladder cancer... and we went to Moffitt in Tampa on Monday, but the doctor we saw was just interested in "standard of care". I know PV-10 has been successful on canines, and my girlfriend is ready to bark and eat a MilkBone if that's what it takes to get a PV-10 treatment. We are not giving up. I have phone calls to make and letters to write. Craig Dees said he'd provide the drug, but I need to find a doctor who will administer it.
    27 Feb 2014, 09:43 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Sorry to hear about your girlfriend, Dennis.

     

    You probably already know who to contact, but there are oncologists at Moffitt and MD Anderson in Houston that have experience treating people using PV-10 and they would be your best bet. Craig and/or Pete at Provectus may be able to suggest names.

     

    The sooner PV-10 get approved and in the hands of major pharma to run simultaneous trials on different cancer types, the better, and easier, for patients and their loved ones.

     

    I wish I could do something to help....
    27 Feb 2014, 01:09 PM Reply Like
  • Dennis R. Mahon
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    Thanks Alan... yes, PV-10 needs to get approved for something and get into the hands of Big Pharma... heartbreaking that it's not available for patients who would benefit. We are not giving up... looking for the appropriate clinic/doctor.
    28 Feb 2014, 08:42 AM Reply Like
  • Alan Robert Ross
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    Author’s reply » Dennis, I am told by Vorlon66 on the Investor Village PVCT board that it takes little skill to treat Bladder Cancer with PV-10, based upon what was effective in animals.

     

    I hear that all that it needed is a catheter into an empty Bladder to introduce PV-10. After an hour or so, it can be voided. Apparently cancer of the bladder tends to occur in the lining and contact with PV-10 is enough for the drug to diffuse into the cells and kill the cancer cells.

     

    You can contact Vorlon for more details on the IV site. Best of luck to you and your girlfriend.
    28 Feb 2014, 12:13 PM Reply Like
  • Dennis R. Mahon
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    Thank you again Alan... I am aware of the appropriate procedure... have communicated with Vorlon... it sure sounds like the way to go... but finding a doctor/cancer clinic to do it is the problem... never been done on a human, but she's ready to try. It seems like no risk, all possible gain. Meanwhile we await results of MRI and such... we already have been told this is a very aggressive cancer. Hoping to find a way...
    28 Feb 2014, 01:32 PM Reply Like
  • Alan Robert Ross
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    Author’s reply » An aggressively growing cancer is the type most likely to be killed by standard chemo that targets (kills) only fast growing cells.

     

    Best of luck.
    28 Feb 2014, 02:28 PM Reply Like
  • Dennis R. Mahon
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    Hear from Dr. this morning... cancer is localized, into bladder muscle but not into outside cell wall. He suggests chemo/radiation to kill tumor, then scrape it out, trying to keep bladder. Sounds promising... still, sounds like it'd be a perfect time to try PV-10.
    3 Mar 2014, 10:32 AM Reply Like
  • Alan Robert Ross
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    Author’s reply » I would think that trying PV-10 (before the other procedures) would not hurt
    1. if the PV-10 could get to the cancer
    2. if it didn't not postpone other treatment very long

     

    If you have a fast-growing cancer, chemo that kills cells that take it up the fastest (the fastest growing cells) has a good chance to work.

     

    Did you see the Blog today?
    http://bit.ly/1dUz7RP
    Another CUP location, in San Diego has been announced.
    It is also a liver trial center. You could try for someone to administer PV-10 there.

     

    If it were me, I'd be in a hurry.
    Best of luck!
    3 Mar 2014, 10:57 AM Reply Like
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