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Inventor May Have Breakthrough in Killing Cancer Cells
WKYC.com ^ | August 20, 2007 | Michael O'Mara

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.


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KEYWORDS: breakthrough; cancer; cure; inventor; johnkanzius; kanzius
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To: secretagent

When Dr. Steven Curley of M.D. Anderson states publicly that he is cautiously optimistic, it is time to sit up and take notice.


101 posted on 08/21/2007 6:57:29 PM PDT by TexanToTheCore (If it ain't Rugby or Bullriding, it's for girls.........................................)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Thanks, I appreciate your concern and your prayers. May God bless you and yours.


102 posted on 08/21/2007 7:53:30 PM PDT by epow
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To: Paved Paradise
Who needs investors when you have Republican earmarks to play with? Note the article's date.
103 posted on 08/21/2007 9:24:25 PM PDT by TChad
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To: TASMANIANRED

Thank you. I think I’m in the clear now. None of my doctors, including the head of radiation, had ever seen my situation, Apparently there have been only 5 cases in soCal.


104 posted on 08/21/2007 9:25:17 PM PDT by nycgal
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To: bvw
Thank you. I plan to print this out and take it to my oncologist.

Carolyn

105 posted on 08/22/2007 4:45:57 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: Bayou City
I e-mailed Dr. Curley, and they don't expect clinical trials to start for 3-4 years. Are you sure about them starting earlier, as I would like to volunteer?

Carolyn

106 posted on 08/22/2007 5:05:55 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Thanks for the prayers. We were told yesterday that she does have cancer - here we go again...


107 posted on 08/22/2007 10:06:30 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Very interesting. I’d go for it for a 50 percent chance, unless I was 80-90 something and had a bunch of other problems, then I’d be ready to go “home.”


108 posted on 08/22/2007 10:07:55 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: bvw

Yes, I know. I don’t know about you, but I don’t know enough about the different mixtures to tell anyone which one they need. I leave it to the specialists. It still sucks.


109 posted on 08/22/2007 10:09:11 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: nycgal

God bless you and keep you healthy.


110 posted on 08/22/2007 10:09:53 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: TexanToTheCore

You got that right. That’s why I took it seriously. Why be pessimistic, when one can be optimistic? Some of the Freepers on here seem to be cynically pessimistic, in fact.


111 posted on 08/22/2007 10:11:31 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: TChad

Hey - thanks for that link to the article in the Gazette. It had a lot of detail that wasn’t in mine.

I guess I’ll have to remain cautiously optimistic, as is Dr. Curley at MD Anderson. Also, I like Santorum, so glad to see his name come up.


112 posted on 08/22/2007 10:14:41 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Paved Paradise

Hey, if he can do it I’m all for hailing Erie as the town of the greatest scienfitic discovery of my time.


113 posted on 08/22/2007 10:15:15 AM PDT by Nate505
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To: Dr. Frank fan
Anyone could come up with a treatment that will work "if you can just get it to the cancer cells and not to the normal cells". If I could just get fire to cancer cells and not to normal cells, I'd have a cure for cancer! But that's hard.

Thats the billion dollar question. I heard a couple years ago about a similiar idea, involving ultrasound I think. Or some other wave to trigger them the nano particles to heat up, killing the cell.

They were trying to engineer shapes onto the particle that would interact with the cells dendrites. They said cancer cells have their own unique dendrites. Although I would guess each type of cancer has different types of dendrites. However engineering such shapes is an nanotech challenge.. then figuring out how to manufacture in enough quantity to wipe out all the cells you want to kill.

Luckily our ability to engineer in the nano dimensions is increasing at a great pace.

114 posted on 08/22/2007 10:21:33 AM PDT by ran20
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To: Paved Paradise

Please ping me if you hear anymore developments by these scientists. I will add info if I see developments down a similiar line of research.

One thing that is heartening to me about your posts and others in this thread is the optimism, that yes we can find cures for cancers.. and that it would be a good thing.

Its sad and pathetic but amongst some liberals I talk to online or in person.. they would immediately question whether this would be a good thing for the world. A world in their mind struggling with overpopulation already. Their next complaint before ever being positive would be that if it came only rich people or at most people in rich countries would get the treatment.. while the poor would go without.


115 posted on 08/22/2007 10:26:21 AM PDT by ran20
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To: Nate505

Only God knows - it would be cool though. How about just having it happen in the U.S.? I’d like that.


116 posted on 08/22/2007 10:28:22 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: ran20

Please email me so I remember your FR name - I’m not as savvy as others on here - and I promise to ping you. I have a friend involved in research (not this specific area, but another area of cancer research) so I do try to keep up. Besides, now that my mom has cancer again, it’s a personal thing too.


117 posted on 08/22/2007 10:29:49 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Paved Paradise
"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."

He's watched too many movies.

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.

79 thousand patients in a year? Wow!

118 posted on 08/22/2007 10:33:24 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Dr. Frank fan
Anyone could come up with a treatment that will work "if you can just get it to the cancer cells and not to the normal cells". If I could just get fire to cancer cells and not to normal cells, I'd have a cure for cancer! But that's hard.

You nailed it in #10. Inept reporting.

119 posted on 08/22/2007 10:35:43 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Paved Paradise
If this inventor’s stuff proves out, the investors in these companies will lose everything and that’s money in the high millions.

And if they "bought out" this amazing cancer cure, they'd make money in the high billions. Which is the statement makes no sense, and sets of my BS detector.

120 posted on 08/22/2007 10:38:14 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Marysecretary
Lots of money in cancer.

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.

121 posted on 08/22/2007 10:42:28 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Paved Paradise
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."

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.

122 posted on 08/22/2007 10:46:16 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution ? 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: RebelTex
It was the same guy with the same 'invention'. Water into fuel? From that article: "John Kanzius discovered that his radio frequency generator could release the oxygen and hydrogen from saltwater and create an incredibly intense flame."

Ruh-roh.

123 posted on 08/22/2007 10:51:56 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Aquinasfan

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.


124 posted on 08/22/2007 11:44:30 AM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: Paved Paradise

Will keep her in my prayers.. Doing the same journey with my little sister.. She had her first radiation treatment today.


125 posted on 08/22/2007 2:10:32 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Taz Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge)
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To: TexanToTheCore
When Dr. Steven Curley of M.D. Anderson states publicly that he is cautiously optimistic, it is time to sit up and take notice.

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?

126 posted on 08/22/2007 5:09:46 PM PDT by secretagent
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To: Aquinasfan

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.


127 posted on 08/22/2007 8:04:54 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: TASMANIANRED

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.


128 posted on 08/22/2007 8:07:08 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Paved Paradise
Also, I like Santorum, so glad to see his name come up.

I'm not. This sounds like taxpayer funded pseudoscience.

But I could be wrong.

129 posted on 08/22/2007 9:05:24 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Paved Paradise

As a nurse, socialized medicine gives me the willies.

Agreed..will trade prayers.


130 posted on 08/22/2007 9:18:49 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Taz Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge)
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To: TChad

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).


131 posted on 08/23/2007 7:11:00 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: TASMANIANRED

Keep me posted on your little sis. I’ll be thinking of her.


132 posted on 08/23/2007 7:11:57 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Paved Paradise

“Very interesting. I’d go for it for a 50 percent chance...”

Odds can be better with proper coaching, and with the right choice of alternative treatment.


133 posted on 08/23/2007 1:45:53 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: CDHart

I don’t know for sure. I will see what I can find out, might take a few days.


134 posted on 08/23/2007 11:27:29 PM PDT by Bayou City
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To: Bayou City
Thank you so much. I cannot have radiation or surgery, so there are few options available for me.

Carolyn

135 posted on 08/24/2007 4:47:14 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: CDHart

You have a private reply...


136 posted on 08/25/2007 2:55:59 PM PDT by Bayou City
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To: Paved Paradise
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."

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".

137 posted on 09/01/2007 10:11:37 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

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.


138 posted on 09/02/2007 1:41:44 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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139 posted on 10/17/2007 5:29:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Tuesday, October 16, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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