To the Editor:

Neither chemotherapy nor diet changes alone can defeat cancer, according to evidence summarized in the National Cancer Institute Bulletin (Cancer.gov/ncicancerbulletin/071012/page5).

However, both together have resulted in 20 to 40 percent long-term remissions or, effectively, cures in mouse studies that have now led to human trials in the U.S., Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Serbia, Belgium and Holland.

According to this NCI Bulletin, Dr. Valter Longo of the University of Southern California, who presented his latest results on June 2 at the annual American Aging Association meeting, is the lead investigator behind this combined approach to defeating cancer.

Dr. Longo's current estimate is 40-60 percent cures for some cancer types, up from 20-40 percent cited in the NCI Bulletin last July.

Human results include "fewer (chemotherapy) side effects, including fatigue, weakness, and gastrointestinal problems."

Also on the call agenda is our new hearing project with the University of Connecticut Audiology Center and Dr. Arlan Richardson's call for clinical trials to delay and possibly reverse Alzheimer's progression.

The conference call will take place Saturday, June 29 at 11:30 am at 218-339-2500, conference code 900371#.

Call instructions to access slides and video clips are available at www.blueberrystudy.com.

The Ice House of Danbury has invited us to show the anti-cancer and Alzheimer's videos at their place of business.

If there is interest, we will arrange a viewing June 29.

Rolf Martin

Blueberry Health Study

Co-Investigator

Sherman