Report #16
SonoDynamic Therapy

A new anti-cancer protocol where a cancer-killing substance is activated by ultrasound

Sonodynamic therapy developed from a treatment modality called photodynamic therapy. Sonodynamics is a treatment that kills cancer cells selectively, and very efficiently. It is harmless, non-toxic and painless. There are no traumatic or dangerous side effects. It is a completely safe treatment.

is how Dr. Kurt Donsbach PhD, describes the therapy:

For almost 100 years, the concept of "photodynamic" therapy for the treatment of cancer has been discussed, researched and applied. Initially thought to be a dramatic breakthrough, this settled down to cautious optimism with limited use. The concept of photodynamic therapy consists of introducing into the body a substance which would preferentially accumulate in cancer cells - wherever they might be. This substance would then be activated by a beam of light with a relatively narrow band width and react in such a way to release singlet oxygen within the cancer cell itself.

It has also long been known that reactive oxygen species such as singlet oxygen will destroy cancer cells by lysing or cutting the cell wall. Sounds great and worked well for surface or near to the surface cancers. But the deeper tumors were not affected by the light which was diffused too much by the resistance of the tissue it had to pass through to have enough strength to activate the "sensitizer" material. No reaction - no effect - no cancer death.

So there has been relatively diminished interest in this therapy because of the extremely limited application.
But a new technology was discovered by some intrepid researchers that "tweaked" the molecule of the sensitizing material to respond to ultrasound vibration instead of light stimulation. Since ultrasound is capable of passing completely through the body, the concept of destroying cancer cells without damaging invasive procedures becomes excitingly possible.

The process begins by sub-lingual absorbtion of the "sensitizer" material which is composed of specially prepared prophyrin molecules. These travel through the blood stream and, having an affinity for cancer cells, begin to accumulate in the cancer cells. The sublingual dosages are given twice daily for four days, then a "loading"day with nothing given and on the following sixth day of treatment the ultrasound therapy is begun.

Depending on the site of the cancer, the patient may be immersed in a tub of water and the ultrasound applied over the site of the cancer for approximately 20 minutes, then an additional 20 minutes of ultrasound is applied to the rest of the torso to destroy any metastasis which may be present. This treatment is applied twice daily for six days, after which the patient is usually discharged.

It is the ability to destroy possible or known metastasis that is so exciting to users of this therapy, in that present treatment concentrates on the primary cancer and does very little for the known or unknown metastasis.
It is the practice for oncologists to consider all cancer patients with metastasis as stage four or terminal. This therapy places a whole new possibility of total remission with a single therapy.

Utilizing this new approach to terminal cancer treatment gives those of us who have been treating cancer wholistically a weapon that is scientifically sound and well researched. China has treated over one thousand patients with this therapy with resounding success. Our first few patients are mimicking those results - massive reduction in size of tumors within 60 days.

Does this signal the end of our search for the ultimate cancer therapy? It could, because of the simplicity, lack of toxicity and ability to seek out the cancer wherever it might be. However, those of us at Hospital Santa Monica and our satellites will continue our other quite proven therapies in conjunction with the application of SonoDynamic Therapy. It may easily become our most valuable weapon in the arsenal, time will tell.

Dr. Kurt Donsbach, D.C., N.D., Ph.D.

So far, there are five clinics around the world (not counting China) where this treatment is being offered. It is still very new, and unfortunately, expensive. From comes the following information:

1) Xytos.Clinic, opening in Indianapolis, IN, with FDA Approval,. 2 week stay, $100,000 + travel and lodging in local hotels. (Not approved for brain tumors)

2) Opal Clinic, located in Melbourne, Australia, 2+ week stay, $50,000 + travel and lodging in local hotels.

3) Dove Clinic, located in England, UK Approved, 2 week stay, $40,000 + travel and lodging in local hotels.

4) Rapha Clinic, located in Playas,Mexico, 2 week treatment compressed into an 8 day stay, $30,000 including food & lodging, in the Ocean Front clinic, with an optional take home treatment package for up to 6 months continued SPDT treatments at home, when prescribed with follow-up.

Add to these Dr. Donsbach's Hospital Santa Monica in Mexico:
Basic fee for 12-day cancer treatment course: $23 thousand.

Please keep in mind that all these treatments have to be followed up with home treatrment to avoid the recurrence of the cancer, which will add to the basic cost.

What does this information mean to the cancer patient?

There is no question about it; sonodynamic therapy is comfortable, easy, safe, and effective. However, one needs a large budget to undertake it, at least at the present time. It is also true that this treatment does not always work for all patients. It is not a magic bullet. While it seems to be incomparably better than conventional treatments, failures do occur. It also must be considered that progress is slow with this treatment. The patient must be in relatively good condition, and, of course, must be able to travel.

If your financial circumstances do not permit to consider this treatment, and/or you cannot travel, do not let this discourage you. There are other, equally good, perhaps better protocols that do not require travel, can be pursued at home, without using up every penny from your savings.