Are Cancer Cures Being Hidden From the Public?
by Bill Sardi by Bill Sardi
According to a 2005 poll reported by the American Cancer Society, 27% of Americans agree with the statement: "There is currently a cure for cancer but the medical industry won’t tell the public." Another 14 percent are uncertain. Denials from cancer authorities were swift after release of the poll results.
The search for alternative cures for cancer wouldn’t be necessary except that modern medicine has no effective treatments for this frightful disease more than 30 years after the war on cancer was launched. A recent study shows chemotherapy only contributes to the 5-year survival of 2.3% of cancer cases. Another recent study shows cancer treatments reduce the size of tumors but spawn the development of cancer stem cells that counters the effect of treatment.
On the day a person is diagnosed with cancer, 50% of cases have already spread beyond their site of origin, which is called metastasis, the mortal form of the disease. There is no effective treatment for metastasis. Furthermore, of the remaining 50% of cases, 70—90% of these are solid tumors, mostly of the breast, prostate, lung or colon, that chemo and radiation cannot penetrate. Inevitably tumor resistance sets in, which renders chemotherapy useless and leaves the patient with a weakened immune system. So cancer patients had better start a search for alternative therapies soon after diagnosis.
Recognizing these facts, I set out to write a book that would be helpful to cancer patients or anybody who wants to prevent cancer or its recurrence. This resulted in the recent publication of a 550-page reference book entitled You Don’t Have To Be Afraid Of Cancer Anymore.
By my examination, there are at least 11 scientifically valid cures for cancer that modern medicine simply disregards, among them are:
(a) Folic acid and vitamin C to prevent or treat cervical cancer caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (in lieu of the unproven but widely promoted HPV vaccine that is not likely to save one woman’s life because it does not protect against all strains of the virus).
(b) Intravenous vitamin C — cancer researchers are just now coming around to the idea I.V. vitamin C can create transiently toxic levels of hydrogen peroxide that selectively kills cancer cells without harming healthy cells. Three cases of total remission from cancer have now been fully documented following I.V. vitamin C. This validates the work of Dr. Linus Pauling and Dr. Ewan Cameron in the 1970s.
(3) The fact that all cancer patients have thick blood which facilitates the spread of cancer (metastasis), which is the mortal form of cancer. Therefore blood thinning agents (like vitamin E, fish oil, magnesium, garlic) may prevent this problem.
What is being hidden from view?
Yet another "cancer cure" that has recently gained public attention causes one to question if something isn’t being hidden from public view, and it may be the greatest cancer discovery of all time.
The story begins in 1999 in a laboratory at Wake Forest University Medical School where, in an experiment, researcher Zheng Cui attempted to obtain cancer antigens by injecting fast-growing sarcoma cancer cells into mice. The mice received an injection of 200,000 tumor cells. Unexpectedly, one mouse survived. Then 400,000 cancer cells were injected into this mouse. Again, there was no effect.
Totally cancer-proof mouse
Eventually, 500 million, then 1 billion and finally 3 billion cancer cells were injected, but the mouse survived. It was astonishing — a totally cancer-resistant mouse. This discovery received widespread attention in the news media in 2003 when it was first reported to the public.
Eventually, as documented in published reports in 2003 and 2005, this male mouse sired 800 offspring that were also totally cancer resistant. And a subsequent experiment showed that the immunity these animals exhibited against cancer could be transferred via infusion of white blood cells into other animals with cancer, also with complete disappearance of their tumors!
It was stated that this gene-transferred immunity against cancer was probably passed on to offspring from a single gene. Since humans and mice share 98% of the same genes, there is hope that a parallel gene could be found in humans that would confer complete immunity against cancer.
But no gene array studies have commenced, or if they have, they are being kept in a laboratory closet. At the time, researchers said there would be vigilant pursuit to find the gene, but, so far, nothing.
From animal lab to humans
Then unexpectedly, Dr. Cui revealed this September that his research had moved from the animal lab to humans. In an informal and unpublished study, he obtained white blood cells from volunteers and placed them in lab dishes filled with tumor cells.
Some people’s white blood cells killed only 2% of the cancer cells in the lab dish. They represented a small number of people with poor immunity against cancer. The vast majority of people exhibited marginal cancer-cell killing activity. But in a very few people, their white blood cells killed up to 97% of the cancer cells in the lab dish and therefore exhibited the same cancer-cell killing immunity as the cancer-proof mice!
Off track news headlines
While these figures were initially published in the September 27 issue of New Scientist and subsequently by other news agencies, the fact that some "cancer-proof" humans exist was not headlined. It should have been one of the greatest news headlines ever.
What news reporters focused on was the approval granted by the Food & Drug Administration for Wake Forest University researchers to infuse white blood cells from cancer resistant humans into patients who are battling cancer.
In the New Scientist report, Dr. Cui explained that his human investigation found other controlling factors in humans. Immunity against cancer declined with advancing age, and emotional stress appears to totally abolish it. Furthermore, the season of the year completely controls it. No cancer-resistant blood samples from humans were obtained during winter months.
Super immunity and vitamin D
This last revelation strongly points to vitamin D, the sunshine hormone that is produced in human skin upon exposure to the sun’s fast-tanning UV-B rays, or that can be purchased as a vitamin pill in pharmacies and health shops. Vitamin D levels are higher in summer than winter.
A recent corroborative study, the first of its kind, found that 1100 international units of vitamin D3, taken as a dietary supplement for 4 years, reduced the risk for all types of cancer by 60-77% among women in Nebraska. It is also known that cancer rates are much higher in less sunny geographical areas above 40 degrees North latitude. In fact, survival rates are higher if cancer is diagnosed in the summer.
The Wake Forest University researchers made brief mention of vitamin D, but then the news headlines featured the approval of the white blood cell human infusion study that will have to wait till next summer to commence because of the seasonal variance. The vitamin D connection was swept under the rug.
Not new and not without side effects
Infusing white blood cells, or agents that stimulate the same, is not new. In one recently published study, leukemia patients received infusions of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, a hormone that stimulates production of white blood cells. Of 20 leukemia patients treated, 8 patients survived in complete remission for a period of 3 years. These were end-stage leukemia cases that had failed stem-cell therapy. [Haematologica 92 (3):414—7, March 2007]
However, infusion of white blood cells from donors into other humans can result in a life-threatening host-graft reaction.
In a recent study conducted in France, researchers found life-threatening host-graft reactions emanating from infusion of progenitor cells (similar to stem cells) are provoked by the number of white-blood cells in the infusion. [Transfusion 47 (7): 1268—75, 2007]
Wake Forest University researchers say they will attempt to minimize the possibility of these reactions. However, one wonders if this study is being designed to fail. Will the treatment be worse than the disease? Why have university researchers turned their backs on vitamin D? Maybe researchers’ hands are being tied.
There is much the public is not being told here. There are ways to switch genes on molecularly. Nutrients can do this as well as drugs. Where is the gene in humans that exerts complete protection from cancer and which molecules activate this gene? Apparently, one of them is vitamin D.
There are also ways, using dietary supplements, to "weaponize" vitamin D so its cancer-cell killing capacity is many times greater. Wake Forest University researchers say they found some people have 100 times greater immunity against cancer than others.