Coley's Toxins: Optimal treatment duration & corresponding survival rates

The student of Coley's Toxins will know that the successful complete remission of cancer via Coley's Toxins is not a simple thing to achieve logistically. Unlike simple infusions or oral ingestion of drugs that directly attack cancer, Coley's Toxins seeks to modify the incredibly complex immune system. I get quite disappointed whenever I hear simplistic declarations of how the immune system works.

Scientists, conventional oncologists, integrative & alternative practitioners have all been guilty of oversimplication. Among the group, I have found scientists to be the least guilty as they are the most aware of the complexities of the immune system. Even so, scientists sometimes deviate from objectivity and allow personal biases and opinion to influence objective assessment. 

Back to the point - practitioners and students of Coley's Toxins, few as there are, have observed over the centuries that there are a handful of "best practices" that seem to be correlated with successful outcome. There is a historical analysis of Coley's Toxins efficacy on the MBVax website. I'll refer you there for now. When I obtain Helen Coley Nauts' monographs, I will try to find time toverify MBVax' analysis independently and post about that.

In addition to MBVax's historical analysis, here are some other links that illustrate the importance of adhering to these best practices.

  1. If injections were given for three or more months to these osteogenic sarcomas, 85% survived four-40 years later (4).
    [ 4. Nauts, H.C.: Osteogenic sarcoma: end results following immunotherapy (bacterial vaccines) 165 cases, or concurrent infections, inflammation or fever, 41 cases. Cancer Research Institute, Monograph #15. New York, 1975. ]
  2. Calkins of Watertown, New York, gave the injections daily for about six months, then twice weekly with occasional intervals of rest for another six months. (12) Injections were given as an outpatient after the first two weeks. Calkins achieved 80% five-year survival in using this technique over a 32 year period.
    [ 12. Nauts, H.C.: Beneficial effects of acute concurrent infection, inflammation, fever or immunotherapy (bacterial toxins) on ovarian and uterine cancer. Cancer Research Institute. Monograph #17. New York, 1977. (122 pp.) and conference with Calkins 1943 ]
  3. As to the frequency of injection he said: "In the absence of excessive reaction or great debility, the injections may be given daily, with the expectation of obtaining two or three well marked reactions during the week. With the occurrence of marked diminution in the growth, frequency may be diminished." Fowler believed that the injections should be kept up 3 or 4 months, with occasional intervals of rest lasting 3 or 4 days.
    [ The Treatment of Malignant Tumors by Bacterial Toxins as Developed by the Late William B. Coley, M.D., Reviewed in the Light of Modern Research ]