reply to post by amongus
Very sorry to hear about your mother.
I'm not an expert and don't really know what I'm talking about with the subject, also, afaik none of these treatments are out of clinical trials,
so it is unlikely this info will be of direct use, but:
The most interesting new technology for cancer treatment and detection that I have seen involves the use of gold particles. The gold is broken down
into tiny spheres or rods of about 5 to 100 nanometres in size - much smaller than most human cells. This is essentially the same stuff you find in
colloidal gold supplements. Same as you'll find in a health store/new age place etc. The difference is that the exact size and shape of the
particle is typically chosen more selectively for science purposes. Colloidal gold & gold salts (aka ormus) have ancient associations with long
Much biology has been done with gold nanoparticles in the last ten years. It turns out that, due to their size, gold particles have a habit of
collecting around cancer cells. This makes it much easier to find cancer cells with low tech equipment. Gold acts like a mirror to infrared
radiation, and IR imaging technology is very cheap and well established. Human tissue is highly transparent to infrared radiation and IR photons at
this frequency pass harmlessly through normal cells - the radiation used is non-ionizing! (a good thing).
A group, doing work involving lasers and gold, injected nanoparticles into a raw piece of chicken discovered that the laser would start to cook the
chicken - but only in exactly the places where the gold particles had been injected. A local temperature above 43˚C will start to kill living cells,
including cancer cells. This observation turned into an experiment on cancerous tumours in mice. The results were amazing, a 100% destruction of the
tumour cells with no side effects. This same team have done human trials, but I don't know the results. The team is headed by Professor Naomi Halas
of Rice University - www.ece.rice.edu...
This is a great article about using a magnetic field instead of laser to heat cancer cells in mice:
Gold nanoparticles have also been used to make novel drug delivery systems. This means that, potentially, any chemotherapy taken will be much more
likely to target the right cells, lowering the dosage needed and reducing the poisoning toxic trail left by powerful chemotherapy drugs. This
experiment managed a 40 fold increase in effective drug delivery to tumours using a clever combination of nanoparticle bound drug molecules:
There are many papers and news reports about this technology on google scholar, and all over the web:
Hope this at least shows there is hope for new, safe and reliable treatments for this disease. Prayers for your mother, amongus.