|April 10, 2007||Posted by Dave S. under Biology, Science, Off Topic, DCA|
About two months ago I blogged several articles on a potential cancer cure called DCA. To date there has still been no start of an FDA-approved clinical trial so it looks like the conspiracy theorists were right – DCA is a common chemical that has no profit potential for big pharma so even though it shrunk several different types of human tumors in immuno-compromised rats 75% in 3 weeks with no adverse side effects, and even though it’s been used for decades in humans in treating chronic lactic acidosis so its safety was already well characterized in humans, no one will put up the hundreds of millions of dollars to test its efficacy as a chemotherapeutic for cancer.
Well, after reading my blog articles an average guy in California teamed up with a chemist at UC Berkeley with buku experience in the synthesis of FDA-approved cancer drugs and brought a pharmaceutical-grade formulation of NaDCA (sodium dichloroacetate) to market. It costs about $50 for a one month supply. Compare that to thousands of dollars for FDA-approved chemotherapeutics.
Desperate cancer patients sent home to die for lack of any further FDA-approved treatment for their advanced cancers have started reporting miraculous improvements. One man with bladder cancer who couldn’t even walk and whose weight was plummeting as his body was shutting down stopped losing weight after 2 weeks on DCA and after 4 weeks has gained 11 pounds and is not only walking again, he’s exercising and his bladder spasms have subsided. Another woman with a tumor on her spine, unable to walk because of it and told by her doctor she’d probably never walk again, is back on her feet after 5 days on DCA. And there’s one report of a cat rapidly using up the last bit of its ninth life from a huge abdominal tumor is now on the mend and feisty enough to shove the other cats aside to get to the food dish.
The reports so far are not concrete but it’s looking very promising. Visit The DCA Site and read about it if you’re interested. I’m very pleased that my small efforts in spreading the word about DCA has produced such a groundswell of activity which could potentially save very many lives.