Friday, March 20, 2009

Kanzius left hope

From http://www.news-press.com/article/20090319/OPINION/903190319/1015

To all citizens, I wish to sincerely thank you for your generous support of the John Kanzius cancer treatment research project. You are making a difference in the fight against cancer.

As many know, John was initially motivated to action by witnessing the side-effects of current cancer treatment in children. Brain cancer has recently surpassed leukemia as the leading cause of cancer-related death in children.

In recent months a promising potential mechanism for applying The Kanzius Method to brain cancer has been identified, which integrates pioneering cancer research done at other medical research institutions (see transmolecular.com).

Synthetic chlorotoxin (TM601), which can be easily connected to gold nanoparticles has already been shown in a study at the University of Washington to selectively and specifically deliver metallic nanoparticles into brain cancer cells. Thus, the potential to deliver gold nanoparticles into brain cancer cells now exists, which would enable the application of The Kanzius Method to the leading cause of cancer-related death in children.

Furthermore, in addition to cancer, preliminary theoretical models have been recently designed to provide for the development of applying the Kanzius Method to life-threatening illnesses such as Cushing's Disease and Acromegaly, both caused by tumors in the pituitary gland.

Hopefully now, you may more clearly see how very important and how much appreciated your past and continued support of this research project is.

DAN W. PULSIPHER, D.O.

Fort Myers