Skip to comments.Scientists Cure Cancer, But No One Takes Notice
Posted on 03/20/2012 6:26:50 PM PDT by CactusCarlos
Canadian researchers find a simple cure for cancer, but major pharmaceutical companies are not interested.
Researchers at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada have recently cured cancer, yet there is but little ripple in the news or on TV. It is a simple technique using a very basic drug. The method employs dichloroacetate, which is currently used to treat metabolic disorders, so there is no concern of side effects or other long term effects.
The drug doesnt require a patent, so anyone can employ it widely and cheaply compared to the costly cancer drugs produced by major pharmaceutical companies.
[img] http://www.moneytrendsresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/40764_f5201.jpg [/img]
Canadian scientists tested dichloroacetate (DCA) on human cells; it killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells and left the healthy cells alone. It was tested on rats inflicted with severe tumors; their cells shrank when they were fed with water supplemented with DCA. The drug is widely available and the technique is easy to use, but why are the major drug companies not involved, or the media not interested in this find?
In human cells there is a natural cancer fighting organelle, the mitochondria, but it needs to be triggered in order to be effective. Scientists used to think that the mitochondria of cancerous cells were damaged and thus ineffective. They used to focus on glycolysis, which is less effective in fighting cancer and wasteful. The drug manufacturers focused on the glycolysis method to fight cancer. DCA treatment on the other hand doesnt rely on glycolysis but instead on reactivating the mitochondria; which allows the cell to die and preventing the cancer from spreading.
This reactivation is a process called apoptosis. You see, mitochondria contain an all-too-important self-destruct button that cannot be pressed in cancer cells. Without it, tumors grow larger as cells refuse to be extinguished. Fully functioning mitochondria, thanks to DCA, can once again allow them to die.
With glycolysis turned off, the body produces less lactic acid, so the bad tissue around cancer cells doesnt break down and seed new tumors.
Pharmaceutical companies are not investing in this research because DCA method cannot be patented, and without a patent they cannot make money. Theyre currently making fortunes with their AIDS patent. Since the pharmaceutical companies wont develop DCA drugs, independent laboratories should start researching DCA more to confirm all of the above findings and begin producing drugs. All of the groundwork can be done in collaboration with the universities, who will be glad to assist in such research and can develop an effective drug for curing cancer.
This article hopes to raise more awareness of dichloroacetate, and to hopefully inspire some independent companies and small startups to pick up on this idea and begin producing life-saving drugs
because the big companies wont be touching it for a long time.
For anyone with an interest in the history of cancer research, I highly recommend Siddhartha Mukherjee’s “The Emperor of all Maladies”. It’s available in Kindle for about ten bucks, and in paperback for that or less. It takes you from early history to the current day, and details how far we’ve come and how far is left to go.
I agree that all angles should be pursued. As far as genetic manipulation goes, genes code for proteins, and proteins control cell function. In the circumstance where run away cellular production is caused by a deficiency in production of the protein that regulates the reproductive cycle due to a malfunctioning gene, replacing that gene with a working one has some real possibilities. They’re early in the process at the moment.
There’s currently a trial for an inherited form of blindness where they’ve made it work, and I recently met a scientist who’s successfully repaired and replaced a defective gene that produces a certain form of heart failure.
Genetic manipulation is tricky ground, though, so your distrust is reasonable, in early work a child was cured of a rare inherited muscular disease, only to die of leukemia created by a previously unknown function of the gene they repaired. When you’re fiddling with the cellular reproductive cycle great care is required.
The big pharmaceutical companies don't want you to know that mitochondria is the plural form of mitochondrion.
They aren’t perfect cures, but the following items could be useful to some cancer patients:
- cesium chloride with potassium supplementation
- paw paw
- ellagic acid
- intravenous vitamin c
Thank you for injecting some sanity into this thread. There is not a world-wide conspiracy involving every single doctor, nurse, pharmacist and medical researcher on the planet to get filthy rich and kill people. I understand that there are actually about a dozen of them who got into the business to heal people. For reals!
I skimmed through the comments and I don’t believe anyone posted the article from the University of Alberta DCA Group.
For a factual report on findings, here is the original source: http://www.dca.med.ualberta.ca/Home/Updates/2007-03-15_Update.cfm
- Article last modified in 2010
A few thoughts.
There is a sucker born every minute.
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the general public
And cancer is “treated” not “cured”. When someone says “cured Cancer” they are trying to whip up an emotional reaction rather than giving an accurate analysis of treatment.
Even if I gave 1,000 people with various cancers my miracle drug and they ALL went into remission and none of them had any adverse events - and 10 years later they were all still in remission - I would STILL not claim to have “Cured” their cancer - only to have successfully treated it over a 10 year period.
But quacks selling snake oil to fools do NOT use such language.
Knew a lady who used WD40 spray on her arthritic knees. Dunno; she died young.
I used DMSO from the feed store (horse liniment) on my injured achilles tendon on a backpacking trip.
It worked great until the tendon tore.
Turns out that DMSO DISSOLVES CARTILAGE AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE.
Bad idea it was.
However, when I discovered glucosamine-chondroitin (Nutrijoint from vrp.com), my tendon grew back within 3 months!
Cancer is a GENETIC disease, one caused by mutations in the genes that regulate cellular reproduction - causing uncontrolled cell growth.
These genes that regulate cell growth, that when mutated are associated with cancer, are called oncogenes.
I know the truth may cause you to be in an out of control but suppressed irritable state - but there it is.
Thanks for pointing that out - I was not aware it was posted here last May.
Exactly. If nothing else, the same group of manufacturers who produce a generic form of Medicine X the second its patent expires would jump on this if it were legit.
You never know these days. The corporates and their supporters lie. The anti-corporates and their supporters lie.
If there is really a cancer cure, it will be used and the lie will be exposed.
Do you realize how delusional that is?
Somatic mutations are a fact - even if you think God would not allow it - it is obvious God does in fact allow somatic mutations. Grey hair in old people is physical evidence that the genes that would produce and place melanin inside the hair have been mutated in those cells producing gray hair.
That somatic mutations of those genes that regulate cell division can (and do) cause cancer is also a fact - irrespective of what you think God would allow or not allow.
Good and God fearing people without any deficit in spirituality can and do get and die of cancer.
Way to blame the victim. I guess they only died of cancer because they lacked sufficient faith in God and the supposedly ironclad knowledge of the mind of God that you possess.
Melas, you are correct. Cancer is NOT fungi, and baking soda will NOT cure it.
Cancer is cockroaches, and you need to treat it with boric acid.
Are you really that dense?
Do you actually think animals don't get cancer?
Apparently you don't know the mind of God nearly as well as your delusions suggest.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.