My Dad (diagnosed GBM Nov. 2016) is soon to be on his 6th TMZ cycle and has had two Avastin Infusions. I've mentioned before on here we are going to use the minimal amount of Avastin, spread out as far as possible, as to not allow the tumor to adapt. We have had great results from Avastin so far.
My hunt to find ways to make Avastin more effective quickly led me to the idea of adding DCA to our cocktail. Originally when I mentioned DCA to our NO he didn't think it was worthy for reasons I didn't full understand.
Now that we are using Avastin I will bring this up again, but my research on DCA and it's "support" of the mitochondrial function also led me to Selenium and CoQ10.
We already have a hefty daily cocktail so I'm just checking in if others have opinions:
Few quick questions:
- Are there any other current studies that show dosage amounts for DCA with Avastin and it's benefits when taken together? I really want to show a good reason for pushing DCA when I see the NO next. I have only found the one referred to on the astrocytomaoptions website here (using mice):
- CoQ10 - I'm curious why this supplement is not on the shared "Pharma/Non Pharma List Rankings for GBM" spreadsheet. This appears to be just as beneficial as Selenium in supporting mitochondrial function. Any thoughts on why this isn't mentioned as often as Selenium? Preferred dosage and brand?
- Selenium - I was excited to see is ranked fairly high on the spreadsheet. I also have read it not only helps with mitochondrial function but can potentially make TMZ treatments more effective - looks like standard dosage is 200mcg/day. Any opinions on good brand?
Thank you all for reading and supporting.