Canadian scientists tested 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 once they were fed with water supplemented with DCA. The drug is widely available and is easy to use, so why the major drug companies aren’t involved? Or the Media thinking about this find?
Researchers at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada have cured cancer, yet there is a little ripple in the news or in TV. It’s a simple technique using a very basic drug. The method employs dichloroacetate, which is now used to treat metabolic disorders. So, there isn’t any concern of side effects or about their long-term effects.
This drug doesn’t require a patent, so anyone can use it widely and cheaply compared to the costly cancer drugs made by major pharmaceutical companies.
In human bodies there is a natural cancer fighting Mitochindria, the powerhouse/engine of the human cell, however they need to be triggered to work. Scientists used to think these mitochondria cells were damaged and thus ineffective against cancer. So they used to focus on glycolysis, that is less effective in curing cancer and more wasteful. The drug manufacturers focused on this glycolysis method to fight cancer. This DCA however doesn’t rely on glycolysis instead on mitochondria; it triggers the mitochondria which in turn fights the cancer cells.
The side effect of this could it be also reactivates a process called apoptosis. You see, mitochondria contain an all-too-important self-destruct button that can not 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 switched 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 with their AIDS Patent. Because 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 achieved in collaboration with the Universities, who will be glad to aid in such research and may develop an effective drug for curing cancer.
You can get access to the original research for this cancer here.
The University of Alberta results are encouraging and support the need for larger clinical trials with DCA. The research team hopes to secure more funding to continue the ongoing trials with DCA at the University of Alberta.