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Letter to St. Anna Kinderspital

St. Anna Kinderspital
Prof. Dr. Georg Mann
Kinderspitalgasse 6
1090 Vienna

10 February 2011

Dear Professor,

Beginning from 29 May 2009 I have been sending your hospital my two offers in response to your appeal for donations: either a donation or the preparation Ukrain free of charge for the treatment of eleven children who have exhausted all other forms of therapy. I then repeated this offer seven times. Incomprehensibly all those letters have so far remained unanswered.

According to the Austrian Medicines Act, §8, a doctor may also prescribe a non-approved preparation when relevant conditions are fulfilled:
§ 8. (1) Medical specialities do not require approval if…
… 2. a doctor or veterinary surgeon licensed to practice in Austria attests that the medical speciality is urgently needed to combat a life-threatening situation or serious damage to health and that this result could not be expected to be achieved with an approved and available medical speciality according to the state-of-the-art…”

I cannot remain indifferent because, as a father, I have also been confronted with the diagnosis of cancer in my child. Thanks to the preparation Ukrain my daughter has now lived for 19 years.
I know how important this preparation is for children suffering from cancer. I therefore see it as my duty to do everything so that Ukrain will also be made accessible to other patients, especially children who have exhausted all other forms of therapy, as quickly as possible.
Publications in the specialist literature prove the efficacy and safety of Ukrain (attachment 1) and thereby also that the observed remissions are no coincidence. A few examples are included here.
There were 14 children among 203 patients who had exhausted all other forms of therapy who were treated as part of a controlled study in Germany. Thanks to Ukrain a full remission was achieved with eight of them (57%). Seven of these children who had exhausted all other forms of therapy had Ewing’s Sarcoma and a full remission was achieved with four of them (more than 50%), partial remissions were observed with three children (attachment 2, 161).
Dr. Burkhard Aschhoff reported in detail on one female patient in a separate publication (attachment 3, 115). Here too, a full remission was achieved with Ukrain. The patient, who was 10 years-old at the time, is still alive today and is 21 years-old. 
Of five neuroblastoma patients in this study a full remission was achieved in three cases and a partial remission in one case. No effect was observed in only one case.
Successes like these should actually give reason to begin Ukrain treatment for children with Ewing’s sarcoma and neuroblastomas immediately after diagnosis instead of using chemotherapy immediately with its well-known high toxicity, cancerogenity and strong side-effects (attachment 4, Fachinfo Taxol). It should be considered that the therapeutic index of conventional cytostatics 1.4-1.8, which entails great risk of an overdose. In contrast the TI of Ukrain is 1250 and there is thus no danger is case of an overdose (attachment 5, 26).
Ukrain has also been successfully used to treat an 8 year-old girl with an astrocytoma (attachment 6, 102).
The fact that not only children suffering from cancer have been helped with this preparation but also children with hereditary diseases which are still officially regarded as incurable shows how effectively it can be used with children. We reported on this in detail in our earlier letter of 16 January.
Marianna Katic, 13 years-old, who was suffering from tuberous sclerosis was discharged as a hopeless case by hospital doctors and treated with Ukrain from 1996 (attachment 7, 210). Mrs Katic is now 27 years-old and has given birth to a healthy son. The three year-old Stefan Dan, who was suffering from generalised lymphangiomatosis, and whose tale of woe is well known from the media, was discharged from your hospital as having exhausted all forms of therapy. Thanks to Ukrain Stefan has now been able to celebrate his 18th birthday (attachment 8, 211).
Two children with the diagnosis of xeroderma pigmentosum (which means that they cannot tolerate daylight) have also been considerably helped with Ukrain, as previously described in my letter of 16 January (attachment 9, 212, attachment 10). 
The effect of Ukrain here can probably be attributed to its immune modulating properties. It can be supposed that the preparation corrects possible disruptions in the as yet immature immune system and thus contributes to the improvement in the condition.
In a study at the Institute for Clinical Immunology and Allergology at the O. Bohomolets National Medical University (Kiev, Ukraine) 38 children aged from 3 to 14 with relapsing lung or bronchial diseases received the preparation Ukrain with at a total dose of 35 mg. The study was approved by the State Committee for Pharmacology at the Ukrainian Ministry of Health and the local ethics commission. The general well-being of the patients improved. The study results demonstrated Ukrain’s favourable immunomodulating effect: the number of immunglobulines G, the phagocytic activity of the neutrophil leukocytes and the helper/suppressor ratio increased (attachment 11, 202). 
At the same institute another study was carried out with 40 children aged 7-18 with recurring diseases of the respiratory system, they received Ukrain up to a total dose of 20 mg. Therapy significantly improved the external respiration parameters and modulated the immune system through its influence on the CD4 cells (attachment 12).
I know, dear Professor, how busy you are and how little time you have. However, children’s lives are the highest priority and you will forgive my importunity. The use of Ukrain is completely safe since – I repeat – its therapeutic index is 1250 and it is legally safeguarded according to §8 (earlier §12 Austrian Medicine Act).
Many physicians reported on their positive experience in the cancer therapy with Ukrain in the book „Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide to Cancer“ (Future Medicine Publishing, Tiburon, California, USA, 1997; attachment 13) on the pages 27, 29, 30-33, 42, 81, 450, 873-874. As example, I allow me to quote the world famous New Yorker physician Dr. Robert Atkins: „Like chemotherapy, it kills cancer cells very well but, unlike chemotherapy, it spares normal, healthy tissue. If the medical community were willing to give it a try, ukrain could replace chemotherapy in treatment almost all cancers.“ (page 31, par. 1).
Approval for Ukrain was granted in Ukrain for the first time twelve years ago and has already been extended twice without a single negative report being known. Ukrain has Orphan Drug Status in the USA and Australia. Ukrain has been also approved in other countries but contrary to law not in Austria, its country of origin.
The efficacy and safety of Ukrain have been the subject of more than 260 publications and 280 congress presentations. It is the first and only anti-cancer preparation that selectively attacks only cancer cells while leaving healthy cells undamaged. It has always been the greatest aim of scientists and cancer researchers to develop such a preparation. There are thus no obstacles – neither ethical nor legal – to its use for children who have exhausted all other forms of therapy.
In view of the facts presented here it is totally incomprehensible why Ukrain is still being ignored. Since 2009 around 40 children who had exhausted all other forms of therapy and who could not be saved have died. The death of a child is the greatest tragedy for any family, just as the saving of a child is the greatest joy. I do not understand why families are being robbed of a chance to save life. Ukrain is not any unknown mysterious preparation but a well-researched medical speciality which has been described in detail in the specialist literature and to which more than 170 publications are dedicated in PubMed alone. 
We send this letter with EMS express service. You will get it on February, 11. I ask you, dear professor, not to ignore my appeal like it happened to my previous letters, for example from December 16 (received on December 17), January 13 (received on January 14), or January 27 (received on January 31). I fully understand how important is your research as well as how up-to-date is the problem of oncological disease in children. Your regularly published in the media appeal for donations says much on the matter. However, I would like to turn your attention to the fact there is already a highly effective und safe drug for cancer therapy. Any delay with the using this medicine cannot be anymore justified. One cannot conceal the existence of a cancer drug with the proven selective effect against cancer cells. Moreover, the legal situation allows using it.
Fro the foreword to the book “Anticancer drug Ukrain: a criminal story of a prevention” by Dr. E. Thun-Hohenstein (attachment 14) you will see which devastating consequences the resignation from the using Ukrain can have.
I would be very grateful for your decision, dear Professor: a donation or the preparation Ukrain free of charge for 11 children who have exhausted all other forms of therapy? Should you nevertheless prefer a donation, please inform me about it and I will transfer on the given donation account.
Since the public has a right to be informed, I take the liberty of also publishing this letter as well as, finally, your appreciated reply on the internet. 

 

Best regards,

 

Dr. W. Nowicky

 

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