Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

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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.

With glycolysis turned off, the body produces less lactic acid, so the bad tissue around cancer cells doesn't break down and seed new tumors.

Pharmaceutical companies are not investing in this research because DCA method cannot be patented, without a patent they can’t make money, like they are doing now with their AIDS Patent. Since the pharmaceutical companies won’t develop this, the article says other independent laboratories should start producing this drug and do more research to confirm all the above findings and produce drugs. All 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.

You can access the original research for this cancer here.

This article wants to raise awareness for this study, hope some independent companies and small startup will pick up this idea and produce these drugs, because the big companies won’t touch it for a long time.

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  • mienftw
  • May 14, 2011, 1:12 pm
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  • 18

    Wait so we kill Bin Laden AND cure Cancer? in 2 weeks? This seriously proves what we can do without PSN.

    well....u no wats about to happen now lolz psn is back up
    - xxkisamexx May 15, 2011, 5:21 am
    Who's we? The Navy SEALS 6 team killed Bin Laden and a group of researchers figured out this cure. I'm a to assume you're some kind of Navy SEAL cancer scientist? Impressive job description...
    - CrazyJay May 15, 2011, 12:13 pm
    You know, it's funny. Money is so important that companies are going to let thousands die because they can't make immense amounts of money from a drug.
    - FireRoastedFire May 16, 2011, 2:41 am
    - ZeekTehGeek May 16, 2011, 3:59 am
    Which is the first hole in this story that spreads a myth.
    - Albane May 17, 2011, 11:49 am
  • 16

    please tell me this is legit and not some stupid hoax cause i will be extremely pissed if it is.

    aye, i know about 5 people with cancer, all of which will die :(
    - BEASTY May 14, 2011, 1:41 pm
    - mienftw May 14, 2011, 4:04 pm
    Yeah seriously... My aunt JUST had a full mastectomy last week... If this was discovered last week, I'm going to be royally pissed.
    - ClassicDarlingXO May 15, 2011, 1:13 pm
  • 6

    I'm sorry to be a downer, but all of the information is completely wrong.
    Glycolysis needs oxygen to even take place; so the cell cannot 'just switch' to glycolysis. Although it's not used directly like in the krebs cycle; oxygen is used to re-reduce NADP.H into NADP. NADP is used to tranfer electrons so that glucose can be processed for energy to be made. Also if the mitochondria just 'shut off' like the article suggest then the cancerous cells would just die, instead they stay active fueling the cancer. Glucolysis can make lactic acid in the absense of oxygen, but this can only occur for a short period of time before the acid builds up leading to acidosis, and eventually death. This dicholoacetate claims to switch glycolysis off to make energy, but glycolysis IS the first step in making energy.

    Sorry for the science lesson, but didn't want people getting there hopes up. Eventually they'll cure cancer. :)

    I showed this to one of my biology major friends and he said the same thing. It sucks though, I really wanted it to be true. :/
    - imfrikknbad May 15, 2011, 7:40 pm
  • 3

    Wow, they figured this out back in 2007?

    EDIT: So apparently they discovered this in March 2007, and have since tested it in humans, but because they had to rely on private donations to fund the study, there weren't many people in it. Which led to inconclusive results, most were helped a little bit, but not much. Other's conditions didn't change at all.

  • 2

    Now they need to cure diabetes...

    • Disco
    • May 14, 2011, 1:21 pm
    so what your saying is diabetes over cancer?
    - PwnzElite May 14, 2011, 2:23 pm
    no i think he is saying now that they can cure cancer they can probibly make an artificial organ to make insulin for us diabetics
    - moelester May 14, 2011, 8:36 pm
    they don't give a shit about diabetics, It's pathetic that they seem to not think it's not hard to live with.
    - PwnzElite May 15, 2011, 4:26 am
    you try living your life with out eating your self in to a brownie comma
    - moelester May 15, 2011, 11:46 am
    ^^ this. I read an article once that said some Canadians cured diabetes in mice, but the problem is they never had funding to do human testing.
    - Disco May 15, 2011, 12:09 pm
    I never said I don't think it's not hard with and I have a friend with juvenile diabetes and he has to take his needles with him everywhere it's really a sin.
    - PwnzElite May 15, 2011, 12:32 pm
  • 2

    We're all too obsessed over Bin Laden to care. Unfortunately.

  • 2

    -gasp- mienftw came back!!!!!!!!!!!! and hes brought the cure to cancer

  • 1

    they really need a cure for dementia

    • BEASTY
    • May 14, 2011, 1:39 pm
    every old person disease needs a cure.
    - triclebickle May 14, 2011, 1:55 pm
    I have Alzheimers...I have Alzheimers...I have Alzheimers...I have Alzheimers.
    - PwnzElite May 14, 2011, 2:24 pm
    where am I, who are you and who am I
    - triclebickle May 14, 2011, 4:32 pm
    did i tell you i have alzheimers?
    did i tell you i have alzheimers?
    - PwnzElite May 14, 2011, 4:38 pm
    I think soylent green cures all old people disorders.
    - drakengard85 May 14, 2011, 5:12 pm
    lol eewww
    - triclebickle May 14, 2011, 5:19 pm
    mmmmmmm soylent green
    - moelester May 14, 2011, 8:37 pm
    that comment, combined with your avatar, is perfect.
    - drakengard85 May 14, 2011, 8:39 pm
    - SuDoku May 14, 2011, 11:50 pm
    every issue in life can be explained by scrubs XD
    - 24paperwings May 15, 2011, 7:56 am
  • 1

    woot now when I get skin cancer ill be cured in no time

  • 1

    this shit will make me invinsible!

  • 1

    The only reason a cure for cancer hasn't been released, is because they make far too much money from all the foundations/support groups for people with cancer, plus thousands of scientists would be out of a job. So basically, the government are greedy cunts who benefit from peoples deaths..... its the same reason they banned all Vitamin B16 from the shelves... contained Anti-Cancer bacteria

    was this b16 stuff around like 6-7 years ago...?
    - Nightfang May 14, 2011, 9:33 pm
    Yeah something like that
    - Dragkyre May 14, 2011, 10:15 pm
    An interesting theory, but shouldn't it also be noted that a ever-growing population depletes world resources very quickly, so in order to keep in check the governments of the world might use cancer as a method of population control?
    - Dawn May 15, 2011, 4:14 am
    There are enough resources for the entire world to live in harmony. Learn about theZeitgeist Movement
    - thekitkatkid May 15, 2011, 10:48 am
    THOSE BASTARDS! my older brother is dead because of them..
    - Nightfang May 15, 2011, 11:12 am
    As a drow, we have to disagree by nature. However we will look into the subject.
    - Dawn May 15, 2011, 11:52 am
    Thank you.
    - thekitkatkid May 15, 2011, 11:59 am
    It's true. The western world just has far more than it needs, compared to most African countries for example. Plenty of resources and wealth to be had, it's just poorly distributed.
    - CrazyJay May 15, 2011, 12:07 pm
    Hey do you mind if I make a post about this? You may not like what I have to say about it so thats why I'm asking for permission beforehand and as I am not to familiar with this movement your input would be much appreciated.
    - 24paperwings May 15, 2011, 12:40 pm
    I have no problem with that. I even encourage it.
    - thekitkatkid May 15, 2011, 3:31 pm
  • 1

    Just shows how greedy and involved in money some companies and governments are like.

  • 1

    It's not surprising, we would have had this long ago, but the drug companies aren't looking for a cure, there looking for new ways to treat cancer. There's no money in curing something, to make money what you want to do is keep someone with the disease alive longer, so they can continue to charge them for the "treatment" and make more money. It's a great business model, but extremely unethical and horribly immoral.

  • 1

    Well, that's the world for you. Royalty gets married, Charlie Sheen does something stupid or some crazy Muslim gets shot in the eye, they all pay attention. Cancer cures? Fuck that!

  • 1

    you guys know it's not real right ?

  • 1

    If they did cure cancer, it would become a big deal but all they did was come up with one new way to treat it. Of course the media would label it as "The Cure for Cancer".

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    Osama Bin Laden dead, cancer is cured, 12 y/o genius appears out of no where, and we solve multiple mysterious of great feet's achieved by others in the past. So um were a little mellow aren't we, we could have a mass killing spree right in front of us and probably wouldn't notice...

    hmm... so thats where all the people went...
    - MIKYTEY May 29, 2011, 2:04 am
    - chaosmaster May 29, 2011, 1:27 pm
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