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Biotech

Journal Journal: Cancer Cured? 2

Here's the deal. Researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada found a cheap and easy to produce drug that kills almost all cancers. The drug is dichloroacetate, and since it is already used to treat metabolic disorders, we know it should be no problem to use it for other purposes.

Here's the big catch. Pharmaceutical companies probably won't invest in research into DCA because they won't profit from it. It's easy to make, unpatented and could be added to drinking water. Imagine, Gatorade with cancer control. (Article here)

Update Feb 2, 2007: New Scientist article here .

The professor at U of Alberta does have a website, but there is not really any released scientific data that I can see...

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