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Multiple Myeloma an incurable disease, but I have spent the last 25 years in remission using a blend of conventional oncology and evidence-based nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle therapies from peer-reviewed studies that your oncologist probably hasn't told you about.

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Feverfew as Multiple Myeloma Therapy

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Collectively, parthenolide has multifaceted antitumor effects toward both Multiple Myeloma cells and the bone marrow microenvironment.

Parthenolide aka Feverfew is the trifecta as a multiple myeloma therapy. It is cytotoxic to MM, it is cytogenic to drug-resistant MM and feverfew enhances the efficacy of dexamethasone.

After I endured several difficult years of conventional MM therapies from my diagnosis in ’94 until my oncologist told me she could do nothing more for me in 9/97 I became angry at the world of conventional MM oncology vowing to turn newly diagnosed MMers from the horrors of conventional MM treatments.

That was then, this is now. MM is an aggressive and difficult to treat blood cancer. The newly diagnosed MMer will need every possible evidence-based therapy he or she can find.

The studies linked below indicate that feverfew is one of those evidence-based but non-conventional MM therapies that can kill MM on its own but can also enhance the efficacy of a conventional chemo like dexamethasone.


I am both a long-term MM survivor and MM cancer coach. Living with MM since my diagnosis in early ’94 has taught me three things.

First, MMers always relapse. Conventional oncology cannot cure multiple myeloma.

Second, while I relapsed three times while undergoing conventional therapies I achieved complete remission (CR) while undergoing evidence-based non-conventional therapy called antineoplaston.

And forth, the key to maximizing your life is to combine the best of both conventional and evidence-based non-conventional multiple myeloma therapy.

My point is that MMers must learn about non-conventional therapies to manage their MM for the long-term.


David Emerson

  • MM Survivor
  • MM Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

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Parthenolide is a sesquiterpene lactone of the germacranolide class which occurs naturally in the plant feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium), after which it is named. It is found in highest concentration in the flowers and fruit…”

Antimyeloma effects of a sesquiterpene lactone parthenolide.

“Parthenolide inhibited the growth of MM cells lines, including drug-resistant cell lines, and primary cells in a dose-dependent manner…

An additive effect and synergy were observed when parthenolide was combined with dexamethasone and TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand, respectively.

CONCLUSION: Collectively, parthenolide has multifaceted antitumor effects toward both MM cells and the bone marrow microenvironment. Our data support the clinical development of parthenolide in MM therapy.”

Parthenolide-induced apoptosis in multiple myeloma cells involves reactive oxygen species generation and cell sensitivity depends on catalase activity

“The sesquiterpene lactone, parthenolide (PTL), possesses strong anticancer activity against various cancer cells. We report that PTL strongly induced apoptosis in 4 multiple myeloma (MM) cell lines and primary MM cells (CD38+ high), but barely induced death in normal lymphocytes (CD38−/+low)…
Among 4 MM cell lines, there is considerable difference in susceptibility to PTL. KMM-1 and MM1S cells sensitive to PTL possess less catalase activity than the less sensitive KMS-5 and NCI-H929 cells as well as normal lymphocytes. A catalase inhibitor 3-amino-1,2,4-triazole enhanced their PTL-mediated ROS generation and cell death. The siRNA-mediated knockdown of catalase in KMS-5 cells decreased its activity and sensitized them to PTL.
Our findings indicate that PTL induced apoptosis in MM cells depends on increased ROS and intracellular catalase activity is a crucial determinant of their sensitivity to PTL.” 

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