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this summer to see if he could get any results by injecting the
prostate with BCG or PPG. He couldn't get it going fast, there
was great resistance or difficulties about getting it going, but in
the last month or two he told me that they had two or three patients
that they have injected, but so far I haven't got word about what
has happened to them. I'll report on that next time, we meet, I hope.
Well, as I said, the illness and death of Al Fordyce just
reinforced me in my feeling that I have to work harder in this maze
of cancer research and try to get more specific things done, as well
as to be sure that we have more money.
May I ask one question. You mentioned cobalt treatments which
seems to be a fairly routine thing in the treatment of cancer cases
and yet it so often doesn't seem to be very effective.
It doesn't work at all.
Why do they rely so heavily on it?
Well, sometimes they don't seem to know which types of
cancer it's going to help and which it isn't, so they kind of give
everybody cobalt, and it's like a kind of laying on of hands, it's
doing something instead of nothing, you know. And once they've done
that and it doesn't work -- sometimes it does work --
What percentage of the time would you say it works?
They're quite careful not to be too clear about this, because it depends a little bit on the tumor, location of the tumor.
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