I sat and watched a German news show last night.....commercial news.....which highlighted methadone usage for cancer treatment.
Normally, methadone is only used for getting people off some pretty harsh drugs. Somewhere in the process of handling some cancer patients a couple of years ago....someone discovered that methadone used in combination with chemo.....acts like a hammer and goes after cancer growths.
The odd factor in this episode? It costs roughly 28 Euro for a month's dosage of the stuff.
The factors at work? Not fully explained. You left the show with the opinion that they just accidentally figured this out and have used on various people but there is simply not enough research to prove the reason for the success.