AnnieMac and WK, even if you add in rare cancer, the success rate would have to be quite high for it to push up the overall rate of 2.1%. Most people, including doctors I've spoken to about this, quote a 5% success rate, and I feel that is being generous as you can see.
Clinical Oncology published those numbers, so they feel it is relevant to know overall chemo success rates. For many of the cancers, the overall rate is higher than the specific rate (such as stomach cancer, which has a 0.7%, btw).
In Hodgkin's and testicular cancer, the rates are 38 and 42% respectively. It is those two cancers alone that bring the statistics up to 2.1%. If it weren't for those two, can you imagine what the total stats would be? More like 1%! So although I know what you're saying, that those two cancers respond more favourably to chemo... however you are missing the point. The fact is, chemo, as a treatment for cancer, fails for 97% of people with cancer.
Chemo has a sad, pitiful, awful, miserable, low low low rate of "success" and that is statistically verifiable. It also has a high rate of harm and death. But doctors recommend chemo to patients, regardless of those two facts. It's disturbing, but I do understand it because what else are they supposed to say? "You have cancer and treatment for it will make you so sick you will wish you were dead and it will probably fail anyway so just go home and die." I don't think so. But they are offering chemo because it is the best they have. It is better than nothing, esp for inoperable or systemic cancer. It may be the best American med has to offer with gov't approval in many cases, but that doesn't mean it is the best there IS to offer.
Do most doctors know of wormwood as an option? Probably not. Or if they did, are they even allowed to apply it? Probably not. Yet it showed 100% success rate against breast cancer and close to 100% on many other cancers. (google Lai and Singh on scholar) Tumor specific (didn't harm healthy cells) and minimal side effects. Again... why these things aren't used is beyond me, why they aren't on the news... I don't understand. I mean, they can make patentable products with these things, they either isolate the chemical from the plant (in this case, artemisinin) or make a synthetic one (I'm not a fan of that in any way).
If not wormwood, what about cesium... with studies like these:
Tests have been carried out on over 30 humans. In each case the tumor masses disappeared.
Or raising the pH in general, which destroys a tumour. A tumour is a microenvironment, it alters the pH (they are acidic), they are hypoxic (low oxygen), even the way it metabolises alters... it goes from respiration to fermentation (yes, just like a FUNGUS), they accumulate iron at a high rate (yes, just like a PARASITE).
All of those things can be used against a tumour cell if you've got any kind of creativity or inspiration. Which many researchers do have. They oxygenate the cells, the hypoxic cells die and it also switches it back to respiration.
The way malaria is destroyed by wormwood is the same way a cancer cell is - via the way both accumulate excessive iron.
Malaria is a parasite (Plasmodium) that infects the iron-rich red blood cell and accumulates iron. While the body avidly shields iron in a bound-up state (hemoglobin, enzymes, etc.), excess iron accumulates in the parasite, and the accumulation allows some iron to spill out of the bound state and become free. When the artemisinin products contact the iron – boom! A huge burst of free radicals is unleashed, virtually blowing up the cell harboring the free iron and destroying the parasite
To save me time, if you need further evidence of the iron connection go to google scholar.
If you've been paying attention, you've probably guessed that wormwood has uses beyond these two diseases also, all the proven microbial diseases and those that have yet to be proven as microbial. There is that link again, of a substance that works against disparate diseases. It is originally a Chinese herbal remedy with use over thousands of years against all kinds of things.
So these things aren't all that "off topic" really. To fully appreciate why oxidation could work against many things, it is helpful to study other treatments that also do that.
ETA - arteminisin is the active chemical in wormwood against parasites.