This story is old but recently it’s been brought back to the forefront, Is Pharmaceuical companies that greedy that they would rather you die than to release this medicine which can possibly cure people
Canadian researchers find a simple cure for cancer, but major pharmaceutical companies are not interested.
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
This drug doesn’t require a patent, so anyone can employ it widely and
cheaply compared to the costly cancer drugs produced by major
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
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
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.