Although I don’t have time to point out all the scientific flaws with that website I will focus on 714-X (also known as
Trimethylbicyclonitramineoheptane Chloride) which it purports has potential uses in cancer therapy. Supposedly the inventor of 714-X, Gaston
Naessens, has the ability to counteract the affects caused by “Somatids”, however, the existence of Somatids is a completely fictional idea and
there is no medical literature that proves that they exist. In fact, there have been no reports published in peer reviewed scientific journals that
show the safety or effectiveness of 714-X or that proves the existence of Somatids. In the few studies conducted with 714-X on animals with
Lymphosarcoma or Lymphoma it was found to be totally ineffective and inactive in producing quantifiable results. Good science consists of being able
to repeat results and those results being tested by independent sources. One piece of advice…Don’t trust the credentials of dodgy and supposedly
non-profit websites who offer little scientific explanation of their findings, and whose claims cannot be verified by scientific scrutiny. You can
consult with the American Cancer Society for a little more information on this topic:
American Cancer Society
The real reason that little effort has been put into this by American researchers is not that they do not want to explore the benefits of
alternatives. It is, in fact, that samples sent to the FDA from CERBE showed variable impurities from one sample to the next. According to the Food
and Drug Act no products can contain mislabeled information or chemicals that can vary from one sample to the next. This is to ensure quality
control, and to make sure that every sample of a certain product remains closely monitored for impurities. 714-X fails on all accounts…both because
it demonstrates a lack of quality control in its production and because one sample can vary from the next. Until these qualifications can be met then
it will be illegal to import it into the United States, and for good reason. On top of that the FDA also reviewed these samples and found what they
contained; the toxicology report found results as follows: 94% Water, 5% Nitrate, 1.4% Ammonium, less than 1% of combined Ethanol, Sodium, and
Chloride, and .01% of Camphor. Here are some of the legal issues behind this and a list of verified ingredients:
. This is quite funny when you consider the fact that the manufacturer states that
Camphor is the main ingredient used in the production of 714-X. Would you take a medication or therapy that has not been properly tested, is imported
from a foreign country, and fails all quality control tests? As the last article states, “While FDA believes that 714X does not pose an immediate
danger to patients, its use can prevent patients from receiving proper medical treatment. Two doctors who complained to FDA about 714X expressed
concern about two of their cancer patients who refused conventional therapy in lieu of treatment with 714X. Both patients died.”
According to the FDA:
In Canada the sale of 714-X is legal under certain circumstances and can be purchased under the Emergency Drug Release Program:
. This program allows the sale of treatments that have not
been tested or shown effective against any disease, and the alternative medicine fad has quickly gripped onto the strings of this program. The
inventor of 714-X, Naessens, has publicly stated that he graduated from the University of Lille, but there have never been any records found that
proves he was a student at that University. He has been repeatedly convicted of illegal sale and administration of unproven drugs in France, Corsica,
Canada, and the United States.
Three prerequisites exist for the evidence of any claim by the National Cancer Institute:
1. Evaluate a therapeutic outcome, such as tumor response, improvement in survival, or carefully measured improvement in quality of life.
2. Be reported in a peer-reviewed, scientific journal.
3. Have its clinical findings published in sufficient detail that a meaningful evaluation can be made.
National Cancer Institute
As stated before, this particular alternative has been tested and proven to not be of sufficient quality and of little to no help in combating cancer.
In the case of 714-X, it completely fails to meet any of the requirements for being considered an effective alternative treatment method for any
disease, let alone cancer.
[edit on 12-7-2007 by Jazzerman]