Here's one of the best and most important podcasts in history. Tim Ferriss interviews Dr. Dom D'Agostino on ketones, fasting, and cancer.
I think I know the reason that oncologists can't recommend a ketogenic diet to their patients. The reason is that it will only work if the diet is truly ketogenic. People are notorious for lying about their diet. I would guess that as many a 80% of patients who claim to be in ketosis are actually lying about the amount of carbohydrates they eat.
A personal blood ketone monitor would help. But in the end it's almost impossible to force people to stay on any specific diet.
A ketogenic diet is a weapon against cancer. Unfortunately we may never know if it's a powerful weapon or a weak one. I for one will be in ketosis within hours of the first suspicion that I have cancer. Hopefully I'll never have to find out how well it works.
I also like the idea that a hard fast 2-3 times per year may be a cancer preventative. Again, we may never find out.