posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 03:18 PM
As you read this article, I hope tells of a coming cure of a wide variety of cancer. The supposed cure seems elegant in its simplicity, and I really
do think this is something worth taking notice of.
That said, let's get to what this is all about.
Scientists from the UK have figured out a way to turn chemicals found in the crocus flower which blooms throughout the UK into a ‘smart bomb’
of sorts when it comes to a new cancer medication. This new treatment may potentially create a drug that is capable of targeting cancerous tumors,
such as associated with breast, colon, lung and prostate, without causing any side effects.
While the native British Autumn crocus has been known for a long time for its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, its chemical colchicine is
unfortunately also toxic to other cells within the human body. For this reason, the use of the crocus and the chemical colchicine has not been used
for medical treatments.
By attaching a chemical 'tail' to the colchicine molecule, the researchers have been able to deactivate the toxic properties until it reaches the
targeted cancer. Cancer tumors contain an enzyme called MMP and this enzyme effectively removes the ‘tail’ and activates the colchicine. Once
activated, the colchicine goes into action breaking up the blood vessels that feed the tumor and essential starve it. Because the drug is activated in
the tumor, it does not affect outside tissue and no side effects have been noted.
The treatment tested on cancers that produce tumors, such as lung, prostate, breast and colon cancer, has effectively cured
these conditions in
as many as half of mice tested. I would say that this is a pretty impressive result considering it encompasses such a wide variety of cancerous
tumors. Are we really getting closer to a cure? Is it realistic to say that we've come a big step closer at least?
Granted, I'm guilty of posting a couple of somewhat sensationalistic threads about cancer treatments/vaccines lately. I've got my reasons for that,
but there is alot of new research and studies that now are being published. I find these interesting, and not to mention important. In recent years
I've maybe read one or two articles in the MSM about in-progress cancer treatments never to be heard of again. I think that's weak, and wrong, even
though news of a non-invasive treatment or a vaccine is noted as in-progess, it's not "not" news. It brings hope, a bright light for the ones
affected. In my mind, one can never underestimate hope and it really can do wonders, although the MSM doesn't seem to think so.