Ferroptosis in Cancer, Balancing Antioxidants/Pro-Oxidants, Personalized Treatment Protocols: Jane McLelland & Ryan Sternagel



In this enlightening interview with Jane McLelland, a former NHS specialist with a remarkable journey through cancer, insights into innovative cancer treatment strategies are revealed.

McLelland shares her personal battle with terminal cancer and how she developed a unique treatment formula combining natural therapies, diet, and exercise. She delves into her current work in cancer care, emphasizing the importance of personalized treatment protocols and the potential of ferroptosis in treating resistant cancer types. 

The interview also covers the balance between antioxidants and pro-oxidants in cancer therapy, and her own supplement regimen for cancer prevention and maintenance. 

This engaging discussion provides valuable information for anyone interested in the latest approaches to cancer treatment, making it a must-listen for patients, caregivers, and medical professionals alike. Dive into the full summary for a deeper understanding of McLelland’s innovative strategies and her mission to revolutionize oncology.

Resources Mentioned

  • Intravenous vitamin C.
  • Sulfasalazine (an arthritis drug).
  • Beta hydroxybutyrate (a ketone).
  • Bergamot
  • Red yeast rice
  • Luteolin
  • Delta tocotrienol
  • Fish oils
  • Glucosamine sulfate
  • Metformin
  • Berberine
  • Vitamin D
  • Indole 3 carbinol
  • Melatonin


Jane McLelland’s Journey and Approaches to Cancer Treatment

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  • Jane McLelland, with a background in the NHS and private practice, specializing in neurology and orthopedics, faced two terminal cancers from 1994 to 2004.
  • She developed a cancer-fighting formula combining natural therapies, exercise, and diet.
  • After developing leukemia due to earlier cancer treatments, she created a cocktail of old drugs that remarkably cured her cancer.

Cancer Care and Research Efforts

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  • Jane dedicates her time to coordinating cancer care, researching off-label drugs, and providing information to her Facebook group followers.
  • Her goal is to revolutionize the oncology profession.

Conferences and Personal Insights

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  • Discussion about the importance of conferences like the Apple seed event for cancer care and networking.
  • Mention of COVID-19’s impact on in-person events and the shift to online platforms.

Ferroptosis in Cancer Treatment

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  • Jane focuses on ferroptosis, a method to induce cancer cell death, especially in cancers resistant to traditional treatments.
  • She highlights its effectiveness in cancers like pancreatic and triple-negative breast cancer.

Cancer Treatment Strategies and Intravenous Vitamin C

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  • Intravenous vitamin C as a key component in cancer treatment, specifically targeting cancer cells.
  • Discussion on sulfasalazine, an arthritis drug, in blocking cysteine uptake and promoting cancer cell death.

Balancing Antioxidants and Pro-Oxidants in Cancer Treatment

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  • Emphasizing the importance of appropriately using antioxidants and pro-oxidants, depending on the cancer stage and treatment method.

Personalized Cancer Treatment Protocols

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  • Advocacy for personalized cancer treatment approaches, tailored to individual patient needs and cancer characteristics.
  • Importance of having an open-minded and innovative medical practitioner.

Recommendations for Specific Cancer Types

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  • Advice on testing and treatment strategies for different cancer types, such as rectal cancer, emphasizing the need for personalized approaches.

Alternatives to Statins in Cancer Treatment

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  • Jane discusses natural alternatives to statins, like bergamot and red yeast rice, for individuals who experience side effects from statins.
  • She explains the significance of cholesterol pathways in cancer and suggests other supplements like luteolin and delta tocotrienol.

Jane McLelland’s Personal Supplement Regimen

  • Timestamp: [00:25:48]
  • Jane shares her personal supplement routine, including fish oils, glucosamine sulfate, metformin, berberine, vitamin D, indole 3 carbinol, melatonin, and occasionally statins and diapretamol.
  • She emphasizes the importance of a balanced approach, adapting her regimen over time.

Melatonin Dosage for Cancer Prevention

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  • Jane recommends a melatonin dosage of 10-20 milligrams at night for cancer prevention, noting that higher doses might be beneficial for certain cancer types.

Dietary Recommendations for Specific Cancers

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  • Jane discusses the impact of diet, particularly plant-based proteins, in cancer treatment, emphasizing the role of methionine and glutamine in cancer growth.
  • She suggests a methionine-free diet, particularly effective for triple negative breast cancer, and recommends considering the ferroptosis protocol.

Frequency of Intravenous Vitamin C (IVC) in Cancer Remission

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  • Jane advises on the frequency of IVC for cancer in remission, suggesting a gradual reduction in frequency based on the aggressiveness of the cancer.

Resources for Learning About Cancer Treatment

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  • Jane promotes her book and online course as resources for understanding cancer treatment, especially for non-small cell lung cancer and its mutations.