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simple cure for cancer found, but cant be patented


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EDMONTON, CANADA, May 14, 2011 /NewsRelease/ - 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?
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Pharmaceutical companies are not investing in this cancer research because DCA method cannot be patented


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 very basic drug. The method employs dichloroacetate, which is currently 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 employ 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 assist in such research and may develop an effective drug for curing cancer.
You can access the original research for this cancer here.
The updated clinical trials can be found here - Medicor Cancer Centres - DCA Therapy - Data
The latest DCA research information -News & Updates - DCA Research Information
The University of Alberta results are encouraging and support the need for larger clinical trials with DCA. The research team hopes to secure additional funding to continue the ongoing trials with DCA at the University of Alberta.

theres videos on youtube from four years ago showing this info

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Cancer will never be cured, it's the mutation of cells. In 100 years from now the spanish cold could be the most deadly decease on the planet. Genetically, diseases will keep adapting and mutating against what we use to prevent them.

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People give billions of dollars to cancer research charities every year. If this medicine is so promising, I'm surprised that the well-funded non-profit research teams haven't taken an interest in it.

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Cancer will never be cured, it's the mutation of cells. In 100 years from now the spanish cold could be the most deadly decease on the planet. Genetically, diseases will keep adapting and mutating against what we use to prevent them.


30 years from now we will have nanobot medical technology which will seek out and eliminate harmful pathogens.

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I've heard about this before.

Reason they don't use it is because it can't be patented and can't make generic versions of it.

No patent = no profit = no cancer cure.

fuck this world.

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Medicine and politics are not nearly as separate as some might think...

The quality of your health is not proportionate to the amount of money you spend on your health care. Medicine should be free, only a greedy fuck would try to call something "his own" and make other people pay for using it.

Nature might as well sue mankind for copyright violations :rolleyes:


Why is medicine different from food, clothing, housing, and electricity? It can't be free because it costs time and money (a lot of money) to create.

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I've heard about this before.
Reason they don't use it is because it can't be patented and can't make generic versions of it.
No patent = no profit = no cancer cure.
fuck this world.


no the reason it isn't being used is because it hasn't been tested.

When will DCA become a treatment option for cancer patients?

  • When more clinical trials in more than a few centres show DCA does not hurt patients and helps them more than a placebo.
  • Until then, its use from unregulated and "for-profit" and without medical supervision is both inappropriate and dangerous, because at the wrong doses and in the wrong patient DCA can be toxic.

FAQs - DCA Research Information

if you want it to happen then donate money to them and it will. Everyone is quick to blaim the idea of making money on not getting a cure to something but no one ever wants to also point out that most people don't donate money to non-profit groups that would bring it to market for free. So until every one of you that complained about how evil they are starts donating your money to all the non-profit groups that are doing the research you are all also part of the problem too.

I know it will come out, if not now then later in the future. I can wait and I don't think people are evil just because they want to make money to make their life more comfortable. It's easy to point the blaim finger, not so much to do something about it.

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Why is medicine different from food, clothing, housing, and electricity? It can't be free because it costs time and money (a lot of money) to create.

And on top of that, there's supply and demand.

If someone's willing to pay $15 for a pill to make their pain go away, guess how much the company's going to charge?

Take a wiiiiiiild guess.

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Edited by chiefton8, 26 May 2011 - 12:54 AM.


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They didn't "cure" cancer at all. This compound is a POTENTIAL cure, not a cure. This doesn't stop, however, every media site on earth from stating that a "cure" is being held back.

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It's been repeatedly shown to dramatically reduce or completely remove tumors I believe..

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It's been repeatedly shown to dramatically reduce or completely remove tumors I believe..


in the 10-100 cases it's been tested in.

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TALK OF OTHER DRUGS OTHER THAN CANNABIS IS NOT ALLOWED!

You trying to kill someone?

Asshats, follow the rules.
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no the reason it isn't being used is because it hasn't been tested.

[/list]FAQs - DCA Research Information

if you want it to happen then donate money to them and it will. Everyone is quick to blaim the idea of making money on not getting a cure to something but no one ever wants to also point out that most people don't donate money to non-profit groups that would bring it to market for free. So until every one of you that complained about how evil they are starts donating your money to all the non-profit groups that are doing the research you are all also part of the problem too.

I know it will come out, if not now then later in the future. I can wait and I don't think people are evil just because they want to make money to make their life more comfortable. It's easy to point the blaim finger, not so much to do something about it.

Okay, you can wait. I guess that means you aren't currently facing a soon-to-be-terminal cancer.
Also, money is the root of all evil, or so I've heard.
Some of the things people do " just because they want to make money to make their life more comfortable" are pretty evil. They do not get a pass on that from me.

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Only in the past several hundred years have we begun transitioning into sterile laboratories, so we can isolate specific compounds, make subtle molecular changes that really have little to no effect on the efficacy of the medicine, then patent and force it down the throats of the entire world.


What are you basing this on exactly? Because you are wrong.


DCA is not a cure for cancer. It is a cytotoxic compound, that means that it will kill cells, cancer cells included. Will it cure cancer? Will it be therapeutically useful? Probably not. Has it shown neurotoxicity and spermatotoxicity in animal subjects? Yes. Do drugs get picked up for development when they fail in animal toxicity studies... not usually. Chemotherapy drugs are inherently toxic, but DCA is too toxic to be useful. Could other drugs that target a similar pathway be useful? Of course. However, it costs hundreds of millions of dollars to develop drugs and the hit rate of a drug that works is incredibly low, which is why drug companies have an oligopoly (high barriers to entry).

Please, learn to separate economics from science. There is a market for drugs, but there is a lot of incredible work done by drug companies for the good of your health.

There is a common misconception that scientists are all in the pockets of Pfizer, GSK, etc. But in actual fact that is not the case. These people devote their lives to saving others, and have extended the life expectancy of humans, for better or worse. Curing cancer is not going to ever be the discovery of a simple compound like DCA. Cancer in itself is complex, highly variable and incredibly insidious. There are some drugs that work well on people, and others that dont. It won't ever come down to a perfect cure that no one wants to develop for a lack of patent opportunity, I can promise you that.

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It was canadiens that discovered it that's why. Lol jk but in all reality it is a dangerous thing messing around with that and besides not all cell mutation ( cancer is a form of it) is bad little mutations are responsible for genetic variation which is one reason why we have evolved and unless someone here is very knowledgable in DNA and that area I don't think you get that good of an answer

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People give billions of dollars to cancer research charities every year. If this medicine is so promising, I'm surprised that the well-funded non-profit research teams haven't taken an interest in it.


Ummm, because it CAN'T be patened...

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What are you basing this on exactly? Because you are wrong.


DCA is not a cure for cancer. It is a cytotoxic compound, that means that it will kill cells, cancer cells included. Will it cure cancer? Will it be therapeutically useful? Probably not. Has it shown neurotoxicity and spermatotoxicity in animal subjects? Yes. Do drugs get picked up for development when they fail in animal toxicity studies... not usually. Chemotherapy drugs are inherently toxic, but DCA is too toxic to be useful. Could other drugs that target a similar pathway be useful? Of course. However, it costs hundreds of millions of dollars to develop drugs and the hit rate of a drug that works is incredibly low, which is why drug companies have an oligopoly (high barriers to entry).

Please, learn to separate economics from science. There is a market for drugs, but there is a lot of incredible work done by drug companies for the good of your health.

There is a common misconception that scientists are all in the pockets of Pfizer, GSK, etc. But in actual fact that is not the case. These people devote their lives to saving others, and have extended the life expectancy of humans, for better or worse. Curing cancer is not going to ever be the discovery of a simple compound like DCA. Cancer in itself is complex, highly variable and incredibly insidious. There are some drugs that work well on people, and others that dont. It won't ever come down to a perfect cure that no one wants to develop for a lack of patent opportunity, I can promise you that.

DCA is an odourless, colourless, inexpensive, relatively non-toxic, small molecule. And researchers at the University of Alberta believe it may soon be used as an effective treatment for many forms of cancer.




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