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Cancer treatment

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:25 pm

I have some thoughts on cancer research I usually don't share. To be short,I'm suspicious of the process and feel the urgency is not there for a mulititude of reasons, not the least of which are a culling of the herd of Boomers and that there is likely more money to be made in the treatment than the cure.

That being said, I've always felt that it would be someone unique and beholden to no one or no instititution that would blaze the trail. A one man show, maybe even an inventor like this guy.....

http://www.refresheverything.com/KanziusCancerResearch

He passed away about a year ago but his invention has reached the human trial stage

A vote at the link provided could help garner $250,000 in grant money from Pepsi

Your interest and your vote would help.

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Re: Cancer treatment

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:44 pm

I voted for it.
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Re: Cancer treatment

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:24 am

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I voted for it.


:thumb up:

Edit: In 3rd place as of this morning. Needs to jump one notch higher for the funding.

C'mon dudes, give it up for the proverbial Little Guy vs the Reasearch Entitlement Whores

...and someone go paste this at the OBR, please. I been kicked out and can't even read it or talk to my friends[*] there anymore...




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Re: Cancer treatment

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:29 am

I'm all for any method that could possibly replace chemo and radiation. Cancer claims far too many Americans young, old, and in between. I doubt there are many on these boards who haven't had someone they care about diagnosed with it.
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Re: Cancer treatment

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:25 pm

The nanotech stuff looks legit, for a bunch of different applications. Certaintly the biomed angle is one worth pursuing.
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Re: Cancer treatment

Unread postby aoxo1 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:33 pm

Nanoparticle based therapy is a pretty active area with a lot of potential. There are all kinds of neat things you can do.

This RF stuff is one way; here's something that is nearly the same, just a different wavelength (http://stattmagazine.com/nanoparticle-therapy/). Similar work is being done using 10-B and thermal neutrons (see http://web.mit.edu/nrl/www/bnct/info/de ... ption.html) and I'm sure there are other methods of injecting benign NPs and exciting them in some way. And using magnetic fields to heat them (http://www.rdmag.com/News/2009/09/Life- ... r-Coating/)

Probably the most obvious approach is to put the drugs right into the NPs, which then seek out the desired organ/cancer/infection/whatnot, attach to it, and release the drug directly where it is needed (see for example http://www.nanowerk.com/news/newsid=14391.php).

Check out this too: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja801969b

Delivering targeted gene therapy:
http://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=06666
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Re: Cancer treatment

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:50 pm

Kanzius project takes over first place in Pepsi competition
Kanzius' device gets poll's votes
By DANA MASSING
dana.massing@timesnews.com
Caring Erie people, a 6-year-old who doesn't want his mother to get cancer again and a trip to New York City all helped push the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation into first place Sunday in the Pepsi Refresh Project.

The foundation started Sunday in third place in the online competition, moving into second before noon and taking over the top spot in the afternoon.

If the Kanzius Foundation were to remain in first or second place through the end of April, it would receive a $250,000 grant to help with work on John Kanzius' cancer-killing machine.


"It is a very sweet feeling," Mark Neidig, foundation executive director, said Sunday night.


He has said the foundation, which raises research money for the late Millcreek Township inventor's device, would use the grant to hire a molecular biologist and a physicist. The grant also would help publicize progress being made on the invention that could treat and detect cancer without side effects.


Neidig said cancer is something that affects everybody, and the PepsiCo contest is a way they can do something about the disease.


"People can make a difference just by voting," he said. "You don't have to make a donation."


Neidig attributed the project's rise to efforts by Erie-area people, including employers who allowed employees to use the Internet at work to vote.


"Erie made it happen," he said.


He also said the effort was aided by a trip he made to New York City on Friday and Saturday with cancer survivor Alyson Amendola and her son, Conor, who has said, "I hate cancer."


They appeared on television Friday morning in the "Today" show crowd holding a sign directing people to the Web site HelpConor.com, which in turn encourages people to vote for the Kanzius Foundation in the Pepsi contest, Neidig said.


They took 5,000 brochures, with information about how to vote for the Kanzius Foundation, and handed them out near Times Square and a billboard about the Pepsi competition. They met a group of girls waiting for concert tickets and asked the group to help. The girls used their PDAs to contact friends and ask them to vote for the Kanzius Foundation, Neidig said.


"This was part of the surge that took place," he said.


He said other activities are being planned to keep votes coming for the Kanzius Foundation through the end of this week.


Thanks to all who may have voted. You rock!

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