Thursday, January 18, 2007

Cheap, Safe Drug Kills Most Cancers

It sounds almost too good to be true: a cheap and simple drug that kills almost all cancers by switching off their “immortality”. The drug, dichloroacetate (DCA), has already been used for years to treat rare metabolic disorders and so is known to be relatively safe.

Well let's get on it!

I'm curious to see if this will show up in the national news.

Because this is pretty big f'n news.

The next step is to run clinical trials of DCA in people with cancer. These may have to be funded by charities, universities and governments: pharmaceutical companies are unlikely to pay because they can’t make money on unpatented medicines. The pay-off is that if DCA does work, it will be easy to manufacture and dirt cheap.


Hey, Bill Gates or some other billionaire who has too much money, little help?!

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