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Our goal is not to bring patients to our practice, but rather to help patients find the treatment that offers them the best hope.  We'd like you to learn all you can about your cancer and explore all your treatment options before choosing us or another.  We are pleased to recommend several web-based resources that offer valuable information.  (We have no affiliation or arrangements with any of these institutions; they are offered purely for your benefit.)
First, learn about your cancer and its prognosis.  The National Cancer Institute is part of the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the United States government.  They offer excellent educational resources which are free of any bias or endorsement.  Find their website at

The American Cancer Society is also an outstanding educational resource.  Access their site at

You'll find other helpful resources at the site of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an independent non-profit research consortium of some of the nation's best-known cancer centers.  You can find them at

Finally, we believe in the same advice emphasized to doctors and patients by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network:  "NCCN believes that the best management of any cancer patient is in a clinical trial.  Participation in clinical trials is especially encouraged."  There is now a site open to the public where you can find out about many of the clinical trials offered both in this country and elsewhere.  It is an unbiased and independent site offered by the National Cancer Institute.  You can access it at

and sort with your diagnosis and other criteria to find trials that might be of interest to you.  Not every clinical trial is necessarily listed but many are.

We hope these links lead you to information that helps you.  (Please note that the links above discuss options other than our treatment programs and do not include any information about this treatment.)  If you choose to seek our treatment, we want that decision to be made only after you have gained all the information you can and after you have evaluated every reasonable option.


If you want the right answers ...
Despite having extremely competent physicians, many cancer patients don't get the treatment with best potential to help them significantly.  Most of them never learn about or at least never seriously look into clinical trials or other off-label treatment.  And the great majority of cancer patients are never told that the treatment being recommended to them has very little chance of actually beating their cancer.  The reason we see for this again and again is that few doctors volunteer this information (possibly because they perceive that the patient would be happier not knowing it), and the patients either don't know the right questions to ask or are too afraid to ask questions that they're afraid might offend their doctors!
Inadequate information often leads to bad decisions, and cancer patients can't afford that.  We recommend the following questions be asked by patients considering any cancer treatment.  If the treatment under consideration is very new or investigational, some of the answers might not be known yet.  For standard treatments, they are.  In either case getting as much straightforward information as you can will help you sort out complicated options.  You can even copy these questions straight off the page and print them out to take with you.


1.  What is the expected outcome with my diagnosis, and in what period of time, if I choose to forgo any treatment at all?

2.  What treatment do you recommend?

3.  What is the expected outcome, and in what period of time, if I accept the recommended treatment?

What is the experience of most patients?

How many patients have experienced a complete response?

How many have experienced long-term control of disease (no significant spread or growth)?

What is the usual increase in survival with the treatment recommended?

4.  What are the likely side effects and impact on quality of life of the recommended treatment?

5.  Are there irreversible side effects?  Tissue/organ damage?  Heart or kidney or bone marrow failure?

6.  Where would the treatment need to be administered - inpatient or outpatient?  How often and for how long would I need to be in your office or facility?

7.  What clinical trials should I most strongly consider?  Are they phase 2 or 3?  What is being tested and what realistic potential do they hold for me?  How much would I need to be away from home for these?


Patients considering the NeoPlas Innovation treatment program

may also want to include the following question

8.  If I am considering an off-label regimen of lovastatin and reduced-dose interferon, and that physician would allow concurrent usage of your recommended treatment, would you also agree with this?  Is there any valid reason not to consider such a regimen?


We hope these resources are helpful.  We want you to find the best treatment for your cancer, regardless of whether that involves our work.  And if we're the right option for you, we look forward to hearing from you.

NeoPlas Innovation  --  oncology answers you can live with.