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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Cancer drug

I found this article Cheap, "safe" drug kills most cancers some time ago and I've kept a link around just for my own personal reference. Basically it talks about a study by the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada in which it appears as though a drug called dichloroacetate (DCA) can kill almost all cancers. According to the article, this drug has been around for years and is used to treat rare metabolic disorders. There's a website dedicated to this research at the University of Alberta. DCA Research Information.

In doing a Google search, I'm not finding any actual information about what this drug is used for and if a person can get a prescription for it in the US.  But, if I, or anyone I care about, ever gets diagnosed with cancer, I will do whatever I can to attempt to get some of this drug.  To me, it seems like if you are faced with your own mortality, you should follow through on any and all potential treatment options.

I hope the University of Alberta gets their money raised and starts the clinical trials soon.  I'll keep an eye on this topic.

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