Though carried out only at the beginning of these studies, the application of this method, conducted by Leonard B. Goldman, M.D. in 1950 and 1951 appears interesting. As part of this investigation, lipids were used in association with radiotherapy. In the same research, a group of patients were also treated with lipids alone. A report on this series was presented by L. Goldman as part of a symposium on the therapy of advanced cancer patients, before the Radiological Section of the American Medical Association at its annual convention in Atlantic City on June 14, 1951 (327). His results with patients treated with X ray and lipids and with lipid therapy alone are summarized in Table XVIA and XVIB.

Table XVIA. Results Of Lipid Therapy Combined With Irradiation (In Excess Of Those Expected With Irradiation Alone)

Type of Malignancy

Total Number

Number

Relief of Symptoms

Marked

Temporary Arrest

Regression

Slight

Moderate

Breast

8

7

2

1

4

5

2

Lymphoblastoma

7

4

2

1

1

1

0

Lung

6

5

2

0

3

1

1

Head and Neck

11

4

2

0

2

1

1

Gastro intestinal

6

4

0

1

3

2

1

Gynecological

3

3

1

1

1

1

0

Genito urinary

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sarcoma

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

Miscellaneous

4

2

1

0

1

1

1

Total

50

30

10

4

16

12

6

(60%)

(24%)

(12%)

Table XVIB. Results Of Lipid Therapy Alone

Type of Malignancy

Total Number

Number

Relief of Symptoms

Marked

Temporary Arrest

Regression

Mod-

Slight

erate

Breast

14

7

1

0

6

2

2

Lymphoblastoma

8

5

0

0

5

3

2

Lung

3

3

0

0

3

0

0

Head and Neck

3

2

1

0

1

0

0

Gastro intestinal

6

3

1

1

I

0

0

Gynecological

3

1

0

0

1

1

1

Sarcoma

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Miscellaneous

2

2

0

0

2

1

1

Total

40

23

3

1

19

7

6

(58%)

(18%)

(15%)