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Introducing Richard Karpinski, Nitpicker Extraordinaire
My introduction to known but unused cancer cures was in 1999 when a ScienceDaily brief article told of a mouse shot with HeLa, an extremely aggressive cervical cancer, failed to die as expected. A very close friend of mine had just died of breast cancer, so this caught my eye. Dr. Zheng Cui of Wake Forest told his lab assistant that she probably forgot to give him the shot of HeLa, so shoot him again. Still didn't die. Give him a million times as much HeLa. Still didn't die. Oh, my, a truly cancer resistant mouse. He was bred to start four different lines of lab mice and forty percent of the first generation offspring were highly cancer resistant, a mark of a dominant gene.
Then I met and got to spend seven years with a renaissance man, Jef Raskin, the guy who started the Macintosh project at Apple. I even helped him finish his science based book, The Humane Interface. He had designed a zooming user interface for a client of his who had some problems with a hospital information system they were developing. The thing that caught my attention wasn't even printed in the book. The new zooming system was so easy to learn, even though it was very different from the graphical user interface first popularized by the Macintosh, that computer experts became comfortable with it and competent in using it in less than two minutes of training. That's not all, novice computer users, who barely knew how to use a mouse, learned the zooming system with less than one single minute of training.
Jef began leading a team of us to build a general purpose system to bring this ease of use to everyone, just as he had done with the Macintosh and the graphical user interface decades earlier. But when he returned from a doctor visit about some back pain that bothered him, he told us that he had an aggressive pancreatic cancer that would kill him in a few months. This pushed me to get more serious about addressing the lack of progress in getting the known cancer cures into wide use.
Dr. Cui found that macrophages and neutrophils, two kinds of white blood cells from the cancer resistant mice, gathered around a cancer cell and pummeled it with their super-oxide granules until they popped and killed it. He then developed an assay for the cancer killing activity of the mouse white blood cells. Almost on a whim, he used the assay on humans and found that ten or fifteen percent of us are highly cancer resistant as well. But only in the summer. Huh? Vitamin D? But there is already a standard procedure for taking white blood cells from a healthy person for infusion into people suffering from bacterial infections that won't go away. When a Wake Forest physician had a patient who was about to get such an infusion, he got Cui to find him some cancer resistant donors. The guy's infection, and his cancer, were both cured.
Later, I read that Dr. Cui had been authorized to conduct a 22 patient clinical trial of his Leukocyte InFusion Therapy, LIFT. But he could not get funding for it since it used no patented drug so there were to be no monopoly profits. The story was already long and convoluted, but I was caught up in it and took on a mission to find funding for that trial. I failed, utterly. But in the last few weeks, I have learned that LEF.org has provided $800,000 to fund a 29 patient trial now underway at the South Florida Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Institute. Results are expected to be reported in 2012.
Meanwhile, I began to discover several other known cancer cures not being widely used.
DCA is used for some rare diseases and slows growth or shrinks tumors for a serious fraction of those cancer patients who try it.
"Burzynski" is a movie about Stanislaw Burzynski (what a coincidence!) who has been curing many patients for a long time with his own discovery of what he calls antineoplastons. This apparently is legal in Texas as long as he does not ship the treatments out of state. Still the FDA, now largely funded by fees from pharmaceutical companies, became annoyed and tried repeatedly to put him in prison. However grand juries often refused to indict and even when they did, juries refused to convict Dr. Burzynski. However, the American system of injustice still makes innocence expensive to prove, when someone is after you. The movie made me mad, and determined to address the issue broadly.
Then I came across the work of Nobuto Yamamoto and became really excited. He had already conducted three clinical trials for different kinds of cancer and another for HIV. In every single case, he cured every single patient, without recurrence. Each clinical trial was reported in a peer reviewed journal and each paper was freely available online in full. The immediate reaction of oncologists, the NIH, the NCI, and cancer foundations in the private sector was - - - - silence. This made me furious. Who is investigating how the activated macrophages find the cancer cells? Who is finding out why humans are only cancer resistant in the summer? Who is looking into making a quick cheap test for Nagalase and finding out how it prevents the body from making its own GcMAF?
My friend had died of breast cancer. I miss her still. My friend and mentor, Jef Raskin, was taken before he could finish his work of making computers easy to learn and fun to use. I miss him every day. Cancer is awful and cancer therapies are dreadful. My friends went through all that and suffered mightily. And then they died, so the rest of us get no more of their contributions to the world. Why hadn't the whole cancer research community jumped in in 1993 when the first promising reports from Yamamoto were published? It didn't seem right to me.
As I pursued the matter, I came across stories from many decades ago. Royal Rife was called a quack and attacked for his presumptuous claims to cure diseases including cancer. Maybe he was a quack. I can't tell. The Hoxsey Therapy, a mixture of herbs, was first marketed as a purported cure for cancer in the 1920s by Harry Hoxsey. He said he developed it after a sick horse got better while grazing on certain herbs in a corner of his pasture. The Wikipedia article says it's a fraud, but other stories say that AMA doctors tried to purchase the rights to it but refused Hoxsey's demand that people too poor for the treatment should receive it for free. So Hoxsey wouldn't sell it to them. Then in a story much like the one about Burzynski, Hoxsey, and later his son, was sued repeatedly, though not convicted, but still driven from state to state, eventually moving his clinic from Texas to Tijuana, Mexico. It may still be there. I can't tell about his treatment, but I don't trust the AMA or the FDA about it, either. Would you?
If you have more information, or suggestions, or want to join a team to pursue this mission with me, then feel free to write or call me.
Richard Karpinski, Nitpicker Extraordinaire
Anything worth doing is worth doing badly, ..... at first.
(510) 984-3472 or DickKarpinski on Skype
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|jlc6166||I agree with your findings||0||Apr 19 2011, 9:12 PM EDT by jlc6166|
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I have found that the drug companies do corrupt the FDA and that it seems like they also suppress treatments that might compete against their chemo drugs. It is amazing to see that treatments like insulin potentiated chemo therapy is a standard treatment in other countries and their oncologists are trained in how to use it yet American doctor's are not even educated on other treatment options. To add to your list of interesting treatments that may work I would add IV vitamin C, and Insulin potentiated low dose chemotherapy.
Also I am so pleased to see that LEF.org will be sponsoring research on the LIFT treatment. I have great respect for LEF, they have a great magazine that we have been getting for years with high quality non-biased research in it, they also have a great assortment of high quality supplements.
I have follicular Lymphoma and I have not used chemotherapy or radiation or the biologics as treatment and I don't intend on using them.
Also, I don't trust the AMA either. I am a nurse (a few credits away from my Master's degree) and I am truly sickened by the medical "profession". I don't trust their research, or their ethics. The bottom dollar seems to be what most doctor's follow these days.
|Nitpicker||Here is one problem we need to solve: IMPEDIMENTS||0||Sep 20 2010, 2:08 AM EDT by Nitpicker|
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ATTITUDES AND REGULATIONS THAT HOLD BACK PROGRESS
Sadly a great many people involved in both life science research and in the
regulatory bodies that prevent the immediate application of that research
actually have little interest in progress - they work without any sense of
urgency, or are far more interested in their own fiefdoms than new
"A recent interview with James Watson, for example, is on the topic of
cancer research, but his comments could equally well be applied to all of
medicine and biotechnology: [the] Nobel Laureate bemoaned some pessimistic
cancer researchers who he said were more interested in merely researching
cancer and didn't realise that they had an obligation to cure people and
save lives. 'I got real annoyed with someone ... at the end of his talk he
said, 'we're going to get somewhere over the next ten to twenty years'. He
could have said twenty to forty or why didn't he say five to ten? We should
try and cure cancer now, not ten to twenty years from now. It would be irresponsible to all those people who would die of cancer if we don't
try and do it now.'
"Watson told journalists that he was in favour of less regulation for
clinical trials as this could speed up the process of finding a cure for
cancer: 'We're terribly held back on clinical tests by regulations which
say that no one should die unnecessarily during trials; but they are going
to die anyway unless we do something radical. I think the ethics committees
are out of control and that it should be put back in the hands of the
doctors. There is an extraordinary amount of red tape which is slowing us
down. We could go five times faster without these committees.'"
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