Cancer: Light Enhanced Chemotherapy

Despite the many and varied advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, it remains a deadly threat.
For those who have an advanced stage of cancer, the prognosis is unfortunately all too often a bleak one.
Once the cancer has spread from its original site, in medical terms it has metastased, the position is perilous for the patient.
In statistical terms, some 90% of cancer related deaths are a consequence of metastatic disease.
Something needs to be done. This booklet presents several new concepts, which it is sincerely hoped will bring about an improvement in the outcome of many cases. In particular to tackle specifically blood-bourne metastatic disease, which accounts for the majority of metastasis cases.

The ideas in the booklet are based upon the results of studies at the University of Ulm, Germany, which have shown a significant enhancement in the uptake of chemotherapy when using pulsed light, even for chemo resistant cells. It is not to be confused with photodynamic therapy, which operates on a different principle.
The researchers at Ulm suggest that it would be of most significance for the treatment of skin cancer. This seems logical, on initial consideration.
However I think that it could also be used to tackle the cancerous cells that are in circulation in the blood system, since, over a period of time, all of the blood circulates near to the surface of the skin. In other words, that it could reduce the rate of blood-bourne metastasis for many types of cancers, not just for skin cancer types.
The third part of my argument relates to the shrinkage of existing tumours, even those that are deep within the body (NOT just skin cancer). If the tumours can be encouraged to break up, and the cells go into the blood circulation (and hence liable to be treated by the light plus chemo combination), then there would be a reduction in the number of cells at the tumour sites, i.e. they would tend to shrink, if the rate of break up is greater than the rate of multiplication. It is significant to note that cancer cells do not multiply whilst they are circulating in the blood. They only multiply when they are at a tumour site.
So, the suggestion is, that if the number of new tumours forming is related to the number of cancerous cells in circulation, and if the cells in circulation can be reduced by the treatment described here, then logically the rate at which new tumours are forming would also be reduced.
Controllling the number of cancerous cells in circulation probably has little effect on the multiplication of cells at existing tumour sites (although cells in circulation do preferentially lodge back at tumour sites, so there may be some correlation). So the next step would be to deliberately encourage the existing tumours to break up and go into circulation. It seems logical to suggest that if the rate of breakup is greater than the multiplication rate, then the existing tumours would shrink. Of course, this would only be a beneficial thing to do, if the additional cells in circulation can be destroyed at a rate that is quicker than the rate of new tumour production resulting from the cells in circulation. Treatment would require a careful balancing of these factors.

In summary:
1. Pulsed light significantly enhances the uptake of chemotherapy. (As shown at Ulm)
2. Cancer cells in circulation in the blood system can receive pulsed light, when near to the surface of the skin. (My suggestion)
3. Once the cells in circulation are under control, using the appropriate combination of chemo and light pulse, then the existing deep tumours can be tackled, by encouraging them to break up and go into circulation. (My suggestion)

Note that point 3 is counter-intuitive, and is contrary to current treatment methods. Currently the breakup of tumours is discouraged, as it leads to metastasis. Even if only points 1 and 2 are applied to a particular patient, it may have potential to slow the rate of metastasis.

Guinea Pigs

The treatment described here is very much at the conceptual stage.
Nevertheless, in the UK there are some 430 people dieing from cancer every day.
There needs to be a sense of urgency to find more effective treatments.
Do you have cancer? Do you have a strong desire to advance the effectiveness of treatments?
Do you feel courageous in the face of adversity?
The use of light as an enhancement to chemotherapy has not yet been tried, other than in a laboratory on individual cells. Are you at the stage of being willing to try anything? If you can get the co-operation of your oncologist, and if chemo is a possibility for you, then please do get in contact, if you would like to be a guinea pig. We will never know unless we are willing to take some level of risk.
In the UK only suitably qualified medical practitioners are permitted to treat cancer. If you are interested in the possibilities of the approach described here, then you must only take this further in conjunction with your doctor. Note that at the current time, this approach is untried.


This booklet collates information regarding the use of light for cancer therapy. The mechanism of metastasis is also discussed, and the implications of light therapy for potentially reducing the rate of metastasis. The light therapy may therefore have benefits even for cancers deep within the body, and not just for cancers at or near the skin surface. So far, the very significant improvement of chemotherapy uptake into cancerous cells has been demonstrated in vitro, using pulsed red light. This finding has been researched and published by Andrei Sommer of the University of Ulm in Germany.

In memory of my aunt Christine Clayton, who died of Melanoma. And Frances Marston, a friend, who died of Oesophageal Cancer. I wish that this information had been available when you both needed it.

The Light Source In Use

Sketch by Bridget Woods

The booklet 'Cancer: Light Enhanced Chemotherapy' is available here:
Printed booklet and eBook

This information is made available for only 2.99, in the hope that it can be widely read, and have benefit for the thousands of people diagnosed with cancer every day.
Around 1.2 million in the US, and some 160,000 in the UK are diagnosed per year.

The author can be contacted via email: Hugo Jenks

Front cover:

Printed booklet and eBook

The booklet has the following sections:

· Introduction
· Abstract
· Motivation
· Dedication
· Caution
· In Vitro Enhanced Chemotherapy Uptake
· Initial Comments Relating To These Findings
· Overview of Cancer Staging
· Overview of Metastasis
· An Interesting Metastasis Experiment
· Comments on the Metastasis Experiment
· Overview of the Lymphatic System
· Overview of Blood Circulation
· Secondary Sites
· The Implications of the Foregoing Discussion
· Encouragement of Cancerous Cells to Circulate
· Light Transmission Properties of the Body
· Available Light Sources
· Design of the Light Source
· Conclusions
· Recommendations for Further Work
· References


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