Skip to comments.Inventor May Have Breakthrough in Killing Cancer Cells
Posted on 08/20/2007 8:23:48 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
Inventor from Erie, P.A. teams up with leading cancer center. The work has been quietly been going on for the last three years in a no-frills laboratory in Erie, Pennsylvania. Inventor, John Kanzius, working with Jim and Charlie Rutkowski, have been perfecting a device that will kill cancer cells with a radio frequency.
This humble workspace could soon become the epicenter of one of the most stunning scientific breakthroughs in cancer treatment in years.
Using the Kanzius RF machine and special nanoparticles, it appears that cancer cells can be targeted and killed without harming the rest of the body.
This is a deeply personal mission for John Kanzius. He is struggling to beat leaukemia. And he knows firsthand how tough standard treatments like chemotherapy and radiation can be on the body.
Kanzius told Channel 3's Mike O'Mara that, "If this ends up working they way it looks, it really could be the holy grail of cancer research."
The entire city of Erie is buzzing about John's invention. Two weekends ago, thousands turned out for a motorcycle rally called "Roar On The Shore". All the money is going to help John's cancer research.
Ralph Pontillo is the head of the Erie Manufacturers Association. He is proud that his city can help the Kanzius project.
"It's amazing, said Ralph, "that in the very near future someone is going to stick a pin on a map and say this is where cancer was cured. And that pin is going to be Erie, Pennsylvania. That blows your mind and that is inconceivable."
Former Erie Mayor, Joyce Savocchio, said "there are nights that I think about it and I can't go to sleep. It just enfolds you that you are on the brink of history and something so enormous that you can't imagine it."
The excitement is not limited to Erie, Pennsylvania. In Houston, Texas at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, a team of scientists believe that John Kanzius has the key to something extraordinary.
MD Anderson is one of the most respected cancer centers in the world. 79 thousand cancer patients were treated at the huge campus in Houston last year.
Doctor Steven Curley is leading the research team at MD Anderson. Dr. Curley is the author of over 110 publications and 30 book chapters, many dealing with the treatment of patients with hepotocellular cancer, gallbladder cancer, bile duct cancer, or liver metastases.
Curley is brimming with cautious optimism.
"If we can come up with ways of delivering these particles to the cancer cells, but not to normal cells," Curley said, "this treatment will work. There's not a doubt in my mind. Any kind of cancer, anywhere in the body!"
Doctor Curley's team is ready to publish their first results using laboratory animals. So far, the targeted nanoparticles and the Kanzius RF machine have passed every test.
"There is a great deal of work that has to be done", said Curley. "However, I suspect once the manuscripts are published, there's going to be a real rush of excitement about this whole process. I've already warned John to get ready because the floodgates are about to open."
Kanzius wants to make sure his invention does not get sidelined by an unsympathetic corporation that might not want see an effective treatment on the market.
Said Kanzius, "venture capitalists, big pharmaceuticals that might want to buy this to tempt me and stop the research, not going to happen. There is no amount of money that can buy me off. You can not put a price on a human life."
When the revolutionary treatment is ready for human clinical trials, you can bet that Erie, Pennsylvania will go to the front of the line. And why not, since the inventor lives just a few miles away.
Even more money in cancer research.
Fund cures, not research. This could be done by establishing a private or gov't reward fund of say, $20 billion for whoever finds the "cure for cancer," however that's defined.
Then sit back and wait for the cure.
There's something wrong here. I work for a VC that invests in biotech, if he doesn't want VC cash, he's got something to hide.
Agreed. I wish they’d push nutrition and supplements more than they do. Doctors just don’t care about that and they aren’t taught much about it in medical school either. Once in a while you find a doctor who does but it’s rare. I’d LOVE to get ahold of one for MY doctor. Oh well, probably won’t happen in my lifetime but hopefully one day they’ll realize how much diet helps when fighting these horrific diseases.
Will keep her in my prayers.. Doing the same journey with my little sister.. She had her first radiation treatment today.
First, what's so special about Curley and M.D. Anderson?
Second does Curley know that Kanzius advocates an "invention" that would have to violate the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics?
Yeah, but why would the inventor even want to sell to the venture capitalists - maybe he would and maybe he wouldn’t. They would be guaranteed to lose millions/billions on their endeavor with no assurance that they could buy rights to the new guy’s invention. You assume a lot. And, believe it or not, some people cannot be bought.
So sorry to hear - will lift up your sister in my prayers as well.
Another reason, BTW, to be frightened of universal health care. Did you know that the UK is now the worst country in Europe (though it’s not really part of Europe) for cancer survival. I did some research on this awhile back but Dennis Prager had a lengthy piece on his show today about this. Cancer will be an even worse killer here if we let the Dems take over.
Anyway, prayers going up.
I'm not. This sounds like taxpayer funded pseudoscience.
But I could be wrong.
As a nurse, socialized medicine gives me the willies.
Agreed..will trade prayers.
If they’re willing to complete all the necessary studies, then I don’t see why you think this is pseudoscience.
As for taxpayer funded, well, I don’t mind funding this kind of thing, since it’s relevant and may be important. Even if it doesn’t work, it might lead to another breakthrough. When one considers all the crazy things we fund with our taxes, this doesn’t fall into that category (IMHO).
Keep me posted on your little sis. I’ll be thinking of her.
“Very interesting. Id go for it for a 50 percent chance...”
Odds can be better with proper coaching, and with the right choice of alternative treatment.
I don’t know for sure. I will see what I can find out, might take a few days.
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That is one of the most encouraging things I ever read. Many years ago I read a long article entitled, "The Solid Gold Cancer Train," and it was all about the obscene amounts of money that doctors, hospitals, labs, and pharmaceutical companies make off of cancer patients. Believe me, they are NOT interested in any "miracle cures".
It is interesting to me that you feel that way because I am of the same sentiment. If you read some of the other posts to my original post, what you might have noticed is that many people seem to think this guy is a “crackpot” just because he said this. I didn’t see it that way at all because, like you, I believe sickness and death ARE big moneymakers and there are always people who will cease making money when a real cure is found. Maybe they don’t want it to happen.
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