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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Cancer gets cured, no one cares.

So we may have cured Cancer last week.

According to this article in New Scientist reveals a drug called dichloroacetate or "DCA" has been shown to battle and kill many types of Cancer.

The drug, which has been used for years to treat metabolic diseases was tested on cultured human cells and killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone. Rats with tumors were given water laced with DCA and their tumors shrunk.

As a side effect, DCA jump starts a process called apoptosis. Apoptosis is when the mitochondria in cells self destruct when a cell becomes abnormal. In cancer cells, the mitochondria get turned off and become inactive. This makes the cell indestructible, and it begins to kill and outlive the tissue around it, spreading cancerous cells. DCA turns these inactive mitochrondria on and the cancer cells are able to die.

Sound too good to be true? Well it gets better. This drug has no patent, so it could be made available very cheep to patients; and therein lies the problem. Pharmaceutical companies won't make billions of dollars in revenue on this drug, and therefore have little interest in researching it, let alone getting FDA approval so that it may actually benifit cancer paitents. We may be ::this:: close to selling drinking water that could cure cancer, and it may never see the light of day.

There is something seriously fucked up with this. Forget capitalism, don't we, as people, have a social responsibility to cure this disease? It shouldn't matter if people could make this in their home using household products, we should all be mailed step by step instructions for free. There is no excuse if this drug doesn't get the attention it so desperately deserves.


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