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Volume 6, Pages 2177-2187
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2006.347
Research Article

Significant Delay of Lethal Outcome in Cancer Patients Due to Peroral Administration of Bacillus oligonitrophilus KU-1

1Kazan State University, Department of Genetics, Kremlyovskaya str. 18, 420008 Kazan, Russia
2Kazan Rehabilitation Medical Health Center "Sanatorium Krutushka", 420008 Kazan, Russia
3Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, PO Box 30, 420111, Kazan, Russia

Received 16 April 2006; Revised 13 June 2006; Accepted 13 June 2006

Academic Editor: Joav Merrick

Copyright © 2006 Sergey V. Malkov et al.

Abstract

Treatment of cancer patients remains a serious medical problem and the development of alternative treatment strategies is therefore of great importance. In this connection, we developed a new bacterial-based, anticancer method. Ten cancer patients (three males, seven females) were involved in this study. Bacterial suspension of stationary phase Bacillus oligonitrophilus KU-1 was used as a remedy for peroral administration. In five patients, side effects (sicchasia, slight blood, and intracranial pressure gain) were detected, but all patients showed significant delay of lethal outcome without serious side effects. In conclusion, the suggested method was, in our opinion, a good alternative to conventional chemo- and radiotherapy techniques. In order to evaluate its efficiency for various tumors, a double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study is needed.