Sorry, infodude, I have no idea about question #1 but if he is not a candidate for resection, you should take a look at the article in the Medical Updates section on photodynamic therapy (PDT), which the article says is accepted treatment in Europe:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ … 041508.php
If you put PDT in the search box, you can find more info.
As a librarian, I am going to suggest you try bibliotherapy for question #2. What is bibliotherapy you ask? Books, books, books--"the basic concept behind bibliotherapy is that reading is a healing experience," see the rest of the definition here:
While mainly used for mental health issues, I think it can help a patient combat any disease. You can get your brother books written by cancer survivors, books on how to attack cancer, fiction that helps him escape what he is going through, cancer cookbooks, etc. You can start a 2-man book club with him and read the books together. I did a quick search and have a few recommendations for you:
When Life Becomes Precious: The Essential Guide for Patients, Loved Ones, and Friends of Those Facing Serious Illnesses, by Elise Babcock
Help Me Live: 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know, by Lori Hope
Cancer: 50 Essential Things to Do, by Greg Anderson
One Bite at a Time: Nourishing Recipes for Cancer Survivors and Their Friends, by Rebecca Katz
I just got an idea, I am going to start working on a bibliography of helpful books and post it. Unless there is already something like that and I haven't found it here yet?