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Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

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 cured cancer last week, yet there is a little ripple in the news or in TV. It is a simple technique using very basic drug. The method employs dichloroacetate, which is currently used to treat metabolic disorders. So, there is no concern of side effects or about their long term effects.

This drug doesn’t require a patent, so anyone can employ it widely and cheaply compared to the costly cancer drugs produced by major pharmaceutical companies.

Canadian scientists tested this dichloroacetate (DCA) on human’s 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, why the major drug companies are not involved? Or the Media interested in this find?

In human bodies there is a natural cancer fighting human cell, the mitochondria, but they need to be triggered to be effective. Scientists used to think that these mitochondria cells were damaged and thus ineffective against cancer. So they used to focus on glycolysis, which is less effective in curing cancer and more wasteful. The drug manufacturers focused on this glycolysis method to fight cancer. This DCA on the other hand doesn’t rely on glycolysis instead on mitochondria; it triggers the mitochondria which in turn fights the cancer cells.

The side effect of this is it also reactivates a process called apoptosis. You see, mitochondria contain an all-too-important self-destruct button that can't 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 die.
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Snopes.com has more on the story

Read about it here. It seems some clinical trials WERE held on humans, and two patients out of five showed improvement with the treatment. But that was three years ago, and there doesn't seem to be any further update. Snopes gives mixed reviews to the story's truthfulness: it's not well proven to be effective, but there does seem to be a lack of interest in testing a drug that can't be patented.

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Medical doctor & Ph.D biochemist Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski did too


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Wow, thankyou for this.

Wow, thankyou for this.

No clinical trials

There have been no clinical trials done, and so there is zero progress on this in the last 3 years.

It is at a standstill. Somebody has to follow-up on this.

Has anyone heard anything on

Has anyone heard anything on this? How crazy is this? This was posted in 2011 and now its almost 2014.

It isn't the only effective cancer drug strangely disappearing

Tetrathiomolybdate was first tested in year 2000 at the University Of Michigan against 35 advanced cancer patients and the results were wildly successful.

The University licensed the drug to a startup corp. in California and near as I can tell, the doctors botched the FDA application in a way that pissed off some of the board members and the startup corp ran out of money or there is quibbling among the major players, and the drug is in limbo.

I had a very sick friend attached to the tail end of the first trial in 2001, with the results being very successful, at a time when hope was otherwise being lost.

I am stating that TM is a drug that is very effective against tumor cancers with minor side effects and low cost. It's use does not interfere with other treatments.

I would encourage any person with growing tumors, to immediately seek treatment with TM as it takes about a month for it to leach the copper from the existing tumors, stopping their tumor's growth.


"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

Trials? Pick a number. Now serving $15 Trillion.

Expected wait time is: Forever.

Cancerous Trials: How Did the Pharmaceutical Industry Begin? Clinical Trials grow cancerous Big Pharma bigger... one petri dish at a time. Century of mischief summarized in a page.

    "This is just the sort of nonsense up with which I will not put!" - Emily Brewster, Associate Editor, Merriam-Webster. Phrase oft attributed to legend of Winston Churchill... lambasting rule dictated Centuries ago by John Dreyden, Poet & Latin Scholar (1631 - 1700). All w/o trial.

If you feel you reached this conclusion in error, please try, try again: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition (2 minutes). Emily Brewster, Associate Editor, Merriam-Webster, explains ending sentences (w/o trials).

For those like me, the hard of understanding, whatever your language or problem with it, there is help. No trials offered.

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This looks very promising.

First of all, yes--this summary article made a mistake: mitochondria are not cells, they are organelles (a functioning structure within cells) which are responsible for production of cellular energy in the form of ATP. They are also believed to play a role in triggering a form of cell death known as apoptosis. Defective apoptosis can be a cause of cancer. If a normal cell sustains DNA damage, the cell will detect and try to repair the damage, but if it is too extensive, the cell may initiate apoptosis (cell suicide). When this goes awry, as in cancer, the altered cell grows unchecked and becomes a tumor.

I have a Ph.D. in cell biology and have previously worked in a similar area of cancer research. The research being done by this group has a sound basis and looks promising, especially since DCA was seen to have a clinical effect on glioblastomas. I look forward to reading their paper to learn more. I hope more clinical trials will be done and that other researchers will expand and confirm the results.

Here is a link to the 2007 paper published in Cancer Cell:

Ann in Florida

This may well assist you (5 pages).

To the extent I follow what you wrote, I agree & strongly endorse your message.

Here is perhaps something you are well aware of, nicely written up & published that help me comprehend the cycles of energy within us all.

Mitochondrial transfer between cells can rescue aerobic respiration 2006, The National Academy of Sciences.

    Current theory indicates that mitochondria were obtained 1.5 billion years ago from an ancient prokaryote. The mitochondria provided the capacity for aerobic respiration, the creation of the eukaryotic cell, and eventually complex multicellular organisms. Recent reports have found that mitochondria play essential roles in aging and determining lifespan. A variety of heritable and acquired diseases are linked to mitochondrial dysfunction. We report here that mitochondria are more dynamic than previously considered: mitochondria or mtDNA can move between cells. The active transfer from adult stem cells and somatic cells can rescue aerobic respiration in mammalian cells with nonfunctional mitochondria.
    Keywords: human bone marrow, nonhematopoietic, stem/progenitor cells, ischemia

Second Paragraph (very hopeful evidence of our bodies ability to cure itself, given oxygen & nutrition):

    REPORT (slip from 5 pages)
    ... Nearly every tissue contains stem-like progenitor cells that repair tissues after damage (5), but local repair can be supplemented by stem-like progenitor cells from the bone marrow. Stem/progenitor cells repair tissues by differentiating to replace lost cells, providing cytokines and growth factors, and by cell fusion with endogenous cells. ...

    Authors: Jeffrey L. Spees, Scott D. Olson, Mandolin J. Whitney, and Darwin J. Prockop†, Center for Gene Therapy, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112

    E-mail: dprocko@tulane.edu.

Thank you very much. I hope this also helps us heal ourselves.

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Mitochondria are not cells.

They are inter-cellular bodies and the site of cellular respiration where oxygen is used in the conversion between ADP and ATP. They contain a non-genetic DNA called MtDNA which is passed only from the female in the egg. This is the first I have heard that mitochondria might also fight cancer.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

Simply: Get oxygen to allow mitochondria to help cells breath.

Mitochondria are essential for respiration... Breathing.

  • Aerobic uses oxygen through a Krebs cycle.
  • Anaerobic uses hydrogen chain

Krebs Cycle Animation (Krebs Cycle produces ATP in a complete circle) Visualize a complete circle in 44 seconds.

Here is an oft cited medical research paper to go into further detail of healing mitochondrial respiration.
Mitochondrial transfer between cells can rescue aerobic respiration 5 pages, The National Academy of Sciences. 2006.

Coming up on two Centuries... still spinning.

I hope this reinforces what your brief message conveyed.

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of course not

why would the drug cartels shine a line of a cheep easy to acquire drug that kills one of their sacred cows.

The Abuse of Greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power. - Shakespeare


I've been studying the Gerson Therapy for the last year which also seems like a very natural way to cure the body.

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I don't want to burst the bubble, but here is an opposing...

view about this story to consider. I also want this treatment to be true, but the conclusion seems too premature.

Dichloroacetate and cancer
Posted on: May 16, 2011 10:02 AM, by PZ Myers

So many people have sent me this sensationalistic article, "Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice", that I guess I have to respond. I sure wish it were true, but you should be able to tell from how poorly it is written and the ridiculous inaccuracies (mitochondria are cells that fight cancers?) that you should be suspicious. The radical, exaggerated claims make the truth of the story highly unlikely.

More here:


It think that article sounds like PZ is talking out of

both sides of his mouth. Like stating "ridiculous inaccuracies" and then going on to state "There are good reasons to think this might work." His main complaint is there are no clinical trials but he understands why and wont blame anyone cause you know, you got to make a buck. Human life is, I guess just not that important. Sucks for us.

Please read the following thoghtful comment we have posted.

Yes, this DailyPaul forum post has faults that you reference. Please, consider there may be no bubble to burst.

The deceptive medical information about cancer has developed over a century. The mistakes in this article are inconsequential compared to the travesty foist upon us by the American Medical Association (AMA). Much good is written & widely disseminated about the AMA. Travesty is hidden.

There is much plus & minus to learn here. Please take a second look.

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I'll agree with that comparison, Mark.

The AMA is pure trash. Preventing cancer in the first place is the key, so that Big Pharma is out of the loop and never gets involved in patient care. Alternative medicine should be Primary Medicine like your post below about vitamin supplements That says it all. Prevention of disease should be the main focus of medicine, not Big Pharma and the politics of the AMA.

New face of Health by Ray Kent

"We don't have to go back to the jungle. We can still have the things we need --- financial security, a fine home and transportation. We can also have a clear mind and an open heart to know that we must seriously consider the earth and its environment that sustains life for us all. In such a mind, a desire to live in harmony with the earth will develop and we will evolve to live on the earth as an owner and not a renter. In the meantime,
The Self-Abuse must Stop."

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

Here are 2 quotes that stuck me as simple axiomatic life support

Thank you very much. From your link:

Herbert Shelton
"Health is man's normal state."

"The treatment peddlers and cure-mongers have always placed the emphasis on disease, for it is disease that provides them with fat incomes. The unceasing cry of the sick is: "give us cures and more cures," and the treatment peddlers of all schools of curing meet this demand with a never ending succession of ephemeral wonder-working cures...The cures don't last. Every school of so-called "healing" peddles its new cures."

J.H.Tilden, M.D.
"Germs cannot be a cause, because they are ubiquitous, i.e. ever-present. If they are the cause of disease, no one would ever reach the state called health. So-called epidemics, contagions, and infections do not influence normal, healthy people."

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badass quote

"If you have disease, don't look for a cure, find your center."

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

Where does this leave laetrile?

AKA B12.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
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Amygdalin (vitamin B17, Laetrile) fact sheet. Also apricot seed

Sources of amygdalin (vitamin B17, Laetrile)
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Opinions vary... Sources of Vitamin B17
Vitamin B17 is not actually a vitamin, but a glycoside. It is found in high percentage in majority of berries and seeds. Its health benefits are...

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not b-12

"The more you understand everything, the more you can understand anything."

My bad...B17.


"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

Makes Sense, Although This Particular Article was Written By

Someone who doesn't know much about biology! Mitochodria are organelles not cells!

I found DCA available for sale openly without a prescription.

Looks like DCA causes the cancer cell's mitochondria to respire normally using aerobic processes instead of anaerobic processes thus returning the cancer cell to a normal cell in terms if it's growth.
The cancer cell is still defective genetically but is then no longer malignant.

Colloidial silver has a complementary effect causing the mitochondria in cancer cells, bacteria, and virus infected cells to burn out and self destruct.

Perhaps a rotation of the two would render malignant cancers moot.
I would guess hitting the cancer cells with colloidal silver first to kill the most aggressive cells would be the best order to apply the two drugs. Then use the DCA to switch off the cancer cells' anaerobic metabolism and keep it off long term until the cancer cells naturally self-destruct.

No profit in this treatment for the gargantuan big pharma and cancer hospital complex.
You might spend a couple hundred a year this way to keep a cancer in permanent remission.
No money to made there! Move along, nothing to see here big pharma fleeced sheeple.

The Oracle

Said simply, get oxygen to cells to breath.

Nourish your sells with proper nutrition to allow them to thrive.

Here is a historical perspective that gives great & grave insight to the wondrous, yet vexing problems of making cancer treatments simple. Money.


More than just a cancer cure, Rife's discovery pointed to a new understanding of what we have mistakenly termed 'the germ theory'.
There are debatable points made & several inks for further study, including:

  • University of Southern California

Alternatively, here is a "Big Phrma" One page history... A complicated story about making money at the expense of your health. Plus mixed with minus.

How Did the Pharmaceutical Industry Begin?
By Collin Fitzsimmons, eHow Contributor

Although pharmacies could be found all the way back until to the Middle Ages (probably to Baghdad during the Islamic Golden Age around the year 750), it wasn't until the beginning of the 20th century and the important discoveries of insulin and penicillin in the 1920s and 1930s that the development of the modern pharmaceutical industry really began.

Read more: How Did the Pharmaceutical Industry Begin? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5562765_did-pharmaceutical-industr...

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Reading about Royal Rife some years ago,

began my travels down the rabbit hole, to use an expression found often here on the DP. My eyes started opening and the surprises have not stopped since. Thanks for mentioning him, one of my early heroes!


Apricot Seed, Green Veg., Vitamin A, D3, E, Minerals, etc.

There are so many helpful things to assist you body's attempts to cure itself: oxygen, raw green vegetable, seeds (especially apricot), vitamins (particularly A, D3, {sunlight} & E), minerals, etc.

Here is a complimentary nutritional approach using apricot seed.

Apricot Seed
Submitted by TexanInSweden on Mon, 09/13/2010 - 03:33.

I have tried to sell apricot seeds in Sweden but it is illegal to import apricot seeds into the country. I have a website www.aprikoskarnor.se that receives about 500 visitors a month. I get about 30 emails a month with people wanting to buy seeds from me, instead I direct them to UK sites so they can import small amounts with out worry from the Customs to seize a large expensive shipment. The problem is most Swedes like to buy from local (Swedish) sources so many simply don't buy the seeds. Mission accomplished as far as Big Pharma is concerned.

So now I am slowly trying to educate one Swede at a time how the government is truly not protecting you but instead protecting Big Pharma by reducing competition. I figure 6000 visitors a year in a small country like Sweden could eventually return some results. First off we need to lift the ban to import apricot seeds.

[Comments following that poastcard provide detail.]

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Here are the results from

Here are the results from Medicor Cancer Centres who are using it on 150+ patients.


Not necessarily the 100% wonder drug, but seems that they are getting some decent results. Just doesn't sound like it is the silver bullet.

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