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Chemotherapy Supplemented with FWGE Helped Melanoma
Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy,
May 6, 2009
Patients with severe melanoma that received chemotherapy and Fermented Wheat Germ
Extract had better outcomes.
Researchers examined 52 patients with stage-three melanoma and surgery to remove the melanoma tumors. Immediately after surgery all patients
received chemotherapy treatment for up to four months or up until the cancer progressed. One-half of the
patients received Fermented Wheat Germ Extract (FWGE) ( Avemar or Oncomar ) dietary supplement for one
After seven years of follow-up researchers found:
• Chemotherapy supplemented with FWGE worked better than chemotherapy by itself in
terms of progression-free survival and overall survival
• An astonishing 57% of the patients taking the FWGE survived without the disease
• Only 26.9% of the patients taking chemotherapy by itself had progression-free
• Overall survival of the FWGE group averaged 66.2 months
• Overall survival of the chemotherapy only group averaged 44.7 months.
The combination chemotherapy and FWGE group had fewer toxic side effects than the
patients who received only chemotherapy.
Researchers said they “highly recommend the inclusion of this fermented
wheat-germ-extract-based medical nutriment into the adjuvant protocols of high-risk skin melanoma patients. We also
encourage colleagues worldwide to further test this non-toxic active preparation in melanoma and in other types of
Fermented Wheat Germ Extract is available as Avemar® and Oncomar™ dietary
References Source: Cancer Biotherapy and Radiopharmaceuticals, September
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About the Author:
Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy helps his clients
improve their health by using natural products, tests and self care. He writes special reports on
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