Skip to comments.Cheap, safe drug kills most cancers
Posted on 01/17/2007 5:28:53 PM PST by LibWhacker
It sounds almost too good to be true: a cheap and simple drug that kills almost all cancers by switching off their immortality. The drug, dichloroacetate (DCA), has already been used for years to treat rare metabolic disorders and so is known to be relatively safe.
It also has no patent, meaning it could be manufactured for a fraction of the cost of newly developed drugs.
Evangelos Michelakis of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and his colleagues tested DCA on human cells cultured outside the body and found that it killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells, but not healthy cells. Tumours in rats deliberately infected with human cancer also shrank drastically when they were fed DCA-laced water for several weeks.
(Excerpt) Read more at newscientist.com ...
Maybe we will be lucky, and cancer will go the way of many other diseases......
brought low by a shot in the butt.
Another cure for cancer - where are my smokes!
Kick em now, while you've got the muscle.
I hope it turns out.
Good heavens! A cheap and effective anti-cancer drug without a patent? ZOIKS! Drug company executives must be fainting by the dozens.
Interesting....and many internet links to real scientists and clinical studies (not snake oil BS)....
Technically; you're a dupe.
Wow, this is incredible.
Sure hope it proves true.
He is not a dupe, but his post may be.
I'll give him a pass.
Technically, not; different article and author.
22 years too late in my husband's case.
Nobody will ever credibly promote it, because if a company can't protect it's profitablity, they'd rather undermine it.
And the Doctor's will join the drug companies in undermining it for the same reason.
Do you have any idea how HUGE the cancer treatment industry is???
I only truly learned after going through radiation at one facility and chemo at another, during combined treatment.
It's amazing how many patients they crank through there in any given week!
I suspect it's more junk science from our friends up north.
Since the drug is already used to treat a disease (I assume with FDA approval), why should any drug company that wants to sell it need to re-prove its safety, at least at approved dosage? The risks should already be documented. Drug companies can't market the drug as a 'cancer killer', but doctors can prescribe a drug for anything they want.
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