I contacted Cedars Sanai/UCLA when this posting hit our site. All in the same time frame, about
8 sites were hit with a claim of a cure ~ which of course is impossibe to prove, all from the same guy.
First the study:
Cedars Sinai found that capsiacin did promote apoptosis in lab rats. The lab rats were treated with "processed doses intraveniously". They did not injest in food form because high doses of capsiacin can damage digestive tracks. That stated, no rats were cured. Some did show smaller tumor volume. Cedars Sinai has not released more than that pertaining to the study in 2006. There have been no studies in humans.
From The National Cancer Institute and the American Society of Clinical Oncology:
High doses of capsiacin have been shown to inhibit the performance of prostate cancer medications including Taxotere. There is also evidence that capsiacin masked PSA Assay tests. Both groups recommend against any extreme high doses in supplimentation because of the lack of documentation about
side effects on humans or the performance of their medications.
Because of the poster here claiming he had a cure, and a friend who was a doctor also posting at these sites and blogging that he was
opening a suppliments website, we treated it as spam. Since I don't know if it was spam or just overzelous behavior. The doctor and the poster were deleted.
In my opinion, it is absurd to be diagnosed with prostate cancer through biopsy, read a study like this one, start hammering the pills, and a couple months later say "I'm cured here's how". Even if the poster is legit, he has no evidence to suggest a cure ~ another biopsy would not be enough to do so, a lower PSA would not be enough, and we all know this cancer to be deceptive enough to use longer time intervals to see how our treatment is progressing. The moderator at that forum you show let the post stand, other moderators remove the poster. There has been little posting since that one month period from the doctor or the "pepper poster". And there have been no other claims of a cure.
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE)
Bilateral seminal vesicle invasion (SVI); Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (September 17 '08): <0.1 ~ Undetectable!
You can visit my Journey at:
Tony's Prostate Cancer InfoLink Page
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