Di Bella's cure declared ineffective

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 08 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:366
  1. Kamran Abbasi
  1. BMJ

    A panel of international cancer experts has stated that the “miracle cure”for cancer prescribed by retired Italian physiologist Luigi Di Bella is ineffective and has a surprisingly high incidence of side effects.

    The panel, convened by the Italian ministry of health to oversee trials of his treatment, includes Professor Gordon McVie of the Cancer Research Campaign and Professor Karol Sikora of the World Health Organisation.

    Reporting on four of the 10 trials under way, the panel found that: “There were no signs of tumours shrinking or responding to treatment in any of the …

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