Welcome to this twenty first issue of the Cure Your Cancer
Newsletter. By Bill Henderson
Most of you probably recall reading about the AMAS test in
my December 22nd, 2001 newsletter. This week, I got to talk
to the Doctor who holds the patent on it, Dr. Bogoch of
Oncolab in Boston. I will quote from the December newsletter
to review what we're talking about:
"AMAS (anti-malignin antibody in serum) is the most accurate
cancer test in the world. It can detect cancer nearly two
years before any other method now in use with accuracy above
99%. Probably more important, it can accurately detect the
recurrence of cancer -- any form of cancer -- long before
other cancer 'marker' tests, with far fewer false positives."
Most doctors and hospitals are unaware of this test. This
in spite of the fact this test was approved by the FDA in
1977 and the clinical trials were finally completed in 1994.
My curiosity had grown ever since I first learned about the
AMAS test. Why was it not better known? Why didn't even
major cancer hospitals and large oncology clinics use it?
Why hadn't some major lab supplier like Smith-Kline-Beecham
picked up the patent for a gazillion dollars and promoted it
After my second call to Oncolab, I finally got a return call
from Dr. Bogoch. In response to these questions, he said
that: a) He and his wife are not (like many discoverers of
marvelous products) good at promotion; and b) The large lab
supplier companies are interested in "me, too" products. If
a test is well known, they will promote it. If it is a new
concept, they are not interested.
Despite hundreds of published papers on it in the last 30
plus years, most oncologists and cancer clinics say "Huh?"
when you mention it. In fact, the reason I called Oncolab
for the second time was because a reader in Toronto called
me. He had ordered the free kit for the test for his wife.
But, after calling all over Toronto and northern New York
State, he could find no oncologist or cancer hospital/clinic
who had heard of it.
Among other things, I asked Dr. Bogoch what a person should
do who could not find a doctor familiar with the test. He
said all you needed to do is take the kit, which contains
a load of scientific information on the test, to any doctor.
All the doctor needs to do is write you a prescription for
you to take to any lab. The lab will draw the blood and
send it to Oncolab (the only lab qualified to do the test).
The cost (payable by Medicare, I understand, and probably
by other health insurance) is about $135 per test.
To order the free kit, just call Oncolab at (800) 922-8378.
It is an automated line, which is somewhat less annoying
than most of these. After their message, you just say
your name and address and you'll get your free kit in about
The reason I recommend this is that all the literature I've
seen shows that this test is far more accurate than any CAT,
PET, MRI or other scan and any other of the "cancer marker"
tests commonly used by oncologists. In Paula's case (see
above), I'm quite sure it would have discovered 3 or 4 months
ago that she still had active cancer in her body -- well
before the tumor became detectable by "normal" means.
As in most things, there is a contrary view. As I told you
in my January 11, 2002 newsletter, Ann Fonfa, one of my idols
in the cancer-fighting business, is skeptical about this test.
Her compadres have experienced some false positives and false
negatives with it (happens in all tests). You can check out
her views at:
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