Reflecting back over the past couple of weeks on the tragic events in Boston and the deadly explosion in Texas, the strength and kindness of humanity showed resilience that I don’t think the U.S. has seen since the aftermath of September 11th. Millions of people came together across the country, showing their faith and offering thoughts and prayers to both parts of the country. The messages of “We Are Boston,” “We Are West,” and “We Are One,” resounded loud and clear. It is never more clear than in times of uncertainty and turmoil, that the human race can come together to show support and courage.
Just as these tragedies occurred, I was invited to speak at the 62nd observance of the National Day of Prayer (NDP) in my birth town community of Plymouth, Indiana. As I thought about what I would speak about, I realized that the uniting of the millions of people in times of tragedy is very similar to what happens to the relationship between a person and their religion upon a cancer diagnosis. The past few weeks have seen millions of people offer prayers for the people in Boston and West, Texas, just as prayers and thoughts are offered for a loved one with cancer. It makes sense that in times of turmoil, many people turn to God. Sometimes placing faith in someone or something else’s hands is one of the hardest things we can do in trying times. But it gives hope.
In times of a crisis or a cancer diagnosis, there is a loss of control. We can’t change the diagnosis, the treatment, or the side effects. We always ask questions of why - Why me? Why now? To explain life’s events, many tell themselves that “there is a reason for everything.” Putting one’s faith in something or someone offers comfort and hope for what we can’t explain, something we don’t yet have the answer for. Turning to God in prayer often provides a reason and comfort to explain away the loss of control that we feel.
A cancer diagnosis often hands people a reason to turn to prayer. For many people, spirituality has a way of calming the spirit and providing answers. Finding solace is different for everyone, sometimes it’s found in your family and friends, in your favorite book, or through prayer. Whatever provides that feeling of comfort during a difficult time is both precious and healing.
Without that place of solace and comfort, it is entirely too easy to let the hurtful side of life in. Sometimes it’s hard to find the upside of situations, but maintaining a brighter mindset is just as critical to overcoming grief and a cancer diagnosis as treatment is. While there may be no medical affirmation that prayer and keeping a positive mindset affects a cancer treatment, I’ve learned over the years that half the battle for any situation is positive thinking.
So whether it is a national catastrophe, dealing with your own personal crisis or the anticipation of “a better way” for treating cancer – my opinion is to do what you're able to do and then cast your worries off with a prayer. What can it hurt?
Hopefully over the next few weeks, Western Pennsylvania will start to see a change in environment as the weather turns from a cold and dull gray into a brighter and warmer atmosphere. When spring arrives, hopes for a fresh start come along with it – we shed our winter coats, deep clean our houses, and plant flowers. After a harsh winter, we hope for a better, brighter few months ahead, but with that hope is a reminder that hope alone does not bring change – it requires work.
The cancer community needs to work to bring about needed change; whether the change comes in the form of small actions that help those around us who have cancer or a larger movement to bring alternative, noninvasive cancer treatments to fruition. For some, the smaller actions can make all the difference– making dinner, doing laundry, or just lending an ear. Often times, even in a non-cancer circumstance, our ability to listen is the best tool we can offer to someone who is troubled. I know I’ve said this before, but sharing is a powerful thing.
Over the past two weeks several stories have caught the media’s attention. These stories tell of cancer patients’ fearlessness, strength, courage, and motivation. On the other hand, they also tell of the ghastly side-effects and their lasting outcomes on a patient’s health. Valerie Harper announced that she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. But even worse is that the doctor did not offer her any hope. No one should have to face cancer without a solution. In England, Lord Maurice Saatchi, who described his wife’s ovarian cancer treatment as “medieval,” is proposing a bill to parliament that would allow doctors to use experimental therapies even if there is no proof they work – what a novel idea! And then, a new study was released telling us that for women who have undergone radiation treatments, their risk of heart disease increased. If there is something to be learned from these three stories it is that we need to listen to what these stories are telling us: current cancer treatments are not sufficient!
The old adage is that wisdom comes with age, but I’ve got this idea that wisdom can alsocome with the ability to listen. Listening to stories, listening to differing opinions, and, even listening to yourself can have a profound effect on our outlook on life. We have to listen to what cancer patients and survivors are telling us – that a different, “a better way” to treat cancer is a necessity. Current treatments, with their life altering, harmful side effects, are not good enough. Eliminating one disease should not cause an onslaught of future health problems. We all know that finding a cure is the ultimate goal, but until that happens, finding a more humane way to treat the disease is critical. With thousands of people saying radiation and chemotherapy aren’t good enough, I think it’s time that we listen and provide “a better way” that doesn’t cause harmful side-effects. Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation is trying to do just that with the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment. This method, using tiny pieces of metal targeted specifically to cancer cells and controlled radiowaves, promises to be the answer to many questions and statements that I have heard over the past few years.
Treatments without the dreadful side effects of chemotherapy or radiation, and even a cure for cancer, will only come to fruition if we listen to one another and understand what we need to change in order to move forward. The things we learn when we listen to cancer patients and their personal experiences are how we realize what we need to change for the future. If we all just take a moment to listen, we will realize that a great change in cancer treatment is possible. We have the ability to make the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment a reality. You’ve listened; now, respond!
MARK A. NEIDIG SR. is executive director of the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation (MNeidig@Kanzius.org).
Each morning, I take a moment to think about what motivates me personally to make John Kanzius’ dream of “a better way” a reality.
He was driven by his own experiences. For me, I am motivated daily by the people I meet and stories I hear about loved ones going through cancer treatment and those who stand by unable to change what their friends and family are experiencing. In the four years since John’s passing, technology has made “a better way” to treat cancer a possibility and the Kanzius Foundation is determined to deliver a solution to this disease.
Think back with me and consider the technological evolution of the telephone. In my life, I have gone from a phone on the wall (both rotary and touch-tone), to a wireless phone where I could walk from room to room while talking, to a car phone in a suitcase, to a flip mobile phone, to the infamous blackberry and now an iPhone…which is so much more than a mobile phone. It is a device with power; the source of immediate information at my fingertips. This is radical change.
Over the years, the human race has seen many radical changes in technology – everyone and everything from computers to doctors, have seen changes big and small. Technology has fundamentally changed how illness and disease are discovered and treated. Technology has allowed the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation to spread John Kanzius’ novel, innovative idea from his garage to multiple research labs across the globe. The Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment is a result of this radically changing technology and will one day change countless lives as a result.
The “band-aid” mindset in cancer treatments thus far, has been to find another pill – a newer, better version of medicine that exists already. But as technology has proven, the answer is not another pill. The technology to change this disease and its body altering treatments exists. The Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment is a step in a new direction, and together we can change the cancer treatment paradigm. We, as a human race so dependent on different types of technology, still need to make progress where it matters most – in saving lives from one the world’s deadliest killers.
The methodology behind the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment is rather simple - direct small metallic particles specifically to cancer cells and pass a controlled radiowave past them, which will heat the metal and destroy cancerous cells without affecting the healthy, neighboring cells. But before John Kanzius conceived this idea and developed the technology to deliver the method to the human body, he realized that a solution to the problem of devastating cancer treatments was needed and he acted on that realization.
John’s original idea was a solution to his own experiences with chemotherapy and those of the children he watched receive treatments around him. John and now the supporters of the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation understand that a radical solution, not a band-aid, is needed to stop the increasing number of cancer deaths – a new pill is not the answer. The time has come to stop putting a band-aid on the problem and provide the real solution. That is radical change!
Be apart of the change and show your support for the research of the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation and becomes apart of the online Kanzius community. Interact with The Kanzius Foundation and use your networking skills to spread the wave to others!
Americans gave more than $300 billion dollars to charities and nonprofit organizations last year. A sizeable amount of these donations is directed towards cancer research. As a cancer research foundation, we set out to uncover the answer to our question, “why do people give to cancer research?” The Kanzius Foundation sent an email to 10,000 of its closest donors and friends, asking them to share their motivation behind giving financial support for the
cancer research of the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment.
The responses flooded in from donors eager to share the reasons why th ey give. Primarily, people give because they have faced their own personal battle with cancer, to honor or memorialize a loved one, to advance the success of the research, and they desire to make a difference.
“I give so that others can live.”
~ Cathy from Pennsylvania
“I am a lymphoma survivor at age 62.”
~ John from Michigan
“I lost my daughter to breast cancer.”
~ Fran in West Virginia
“It’s a way of honoring the woman I loved for over 43 years and will continue to love for the rest of my life.”
~ Lee from Texas
“I was diagnosed with prostate cancer 2 years ago.”
~ Donald from Pennsylvania
“I can’t bear to see all of the suffering people have to go through in fighting this disease. It is one of the cruelest illnesses a person must endure. It must end and that is why I donate.”
~ John from Michigan
"Science has enabled us to land on Mars; we should be able to eradicate cancer."
~ Jeanette from Wisconsin
“The thought that it would be possible to eradicate cancer without all the horrible side effects from the present day treatments goes beyond all my dreams.”
~ Kathleen from Pennsylvania
The responses we received from our supporters are truly inspiring. These individuals and their stories are the motivation behind fulfilling our mission and changing the lives of those affected with this dreaded disease.
Cancer does not pause, it does not stop. In order to fight this disease the research cannot lose momentum either. The fact of the matter is funds drive the research. Therefore, research requires committed and ongoing support.
Here is a breakdown of the costs to make research possible:
1 day (8hrs)
1 week (40 hrs)
1 quarter (4 quarters)
1 year (52 weeks)
As you can see, financial support is a crucial component in driving the research forward. Without the faithful support of those who believe in "a better way" to treat cancer, research would not be able to progress to the point of human trials.
One of the easiest ways of demonstrating your ongoing support for the research is through making a recurring donation – a gift that is made once and then repeated at a frequency that you specify. For us as the charity, it provides a steady, reliable source of support to fund the ongoing, year-round research. Also, it's an easy way to spread out your gift over the course of the year, make budgeting easier, and can elevate the level of your support.
If you believe in the research supported by the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, please consider making a one time or recurring donation today. Every donation form has the option to make your gift a recurring one.
No matter what the reason for giving or how you give, financially supporting the research of the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment has the potential to change the lives of millions.
February 18 marks an important day for Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, its donors and followers. We remember John Kanzius, a common yet extraordinary man, who lost his battle with cancer on this day in 2009. John was a husband, father, friend, and radio broadcast engineer. Throughout his life, John never put limits on what he could accomplish or the problems he could solve in both his personal life and his career.
John’s educational background included study of electronics and electrical engineering at the Allegheny Technical Institute and the University of Pittsburgh; he did not complete a degreed program. He spent his entire career in an area that fascinated him – the broadcasting industry. Beginning with work in the high-power AM/FM/television engineering department of Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in Meadowlands, Pa., he gained notoriety in the engineering community by solving, with a fifty-cent part, an engineering phenomenon regarding high powered color television transmission distortion.
After leaving RCA, John embarked upon a venture in the management and ownership of broadcast properties. These included WJET-TV, JET-102 FM, and WFGO-FM, all in Erie, Pennsylvania; WHOT-AM/FM in Youngstown, Ohio; WWOW-AM in Conneaut, Ohio; and KRRT-TV in San Antonio, Texas. For several years, WJET-TV was recognized by the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) for having the highest local ratings of any affiliate in the United States. Throughout three decades of station ownership and management, he made continuous improvements, always keeping the stations on the cutting edge of broadcast engineering. In 2000, John and his partner finalized the sale of their remaining businesses and then…retired!
Unfortunately, in 2002, a lifestyle of family, leisure, and golf immediately changed when John added “cancer patient” to his list of attributes; he was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. It was while receiving treatments that John noticed small children undergoing the same invasive and debilitating therapies that he was. His heart grew heavy with sadness. Being the problem solver that he was, he thought to himself, “there has to be a better way!” And that thought was the humble beginning for the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment theory – a noninvasive, alternative cancer treatment that would not have harsh side effects; a drastic contrast to the current traditional cancer therapies that he was undergoing.
John knew the power of radiowaves. The same waves that carry music to our car stereos, and he knew these waves could heat metal at certain frequencies. Using a hot dog and pie pans from his wife’s kitchen, he created a research lab in his garage. By inserting a metal probe into a hot dog and then by placing it in a radio field, John found the immediate area around the metal cooked while the rest of the specimen remained cold and unaffected.
Encouraged and full of hope, John began sharing his idea with doctors, manufacturers and the media. This simple device evolved into much more sophisticated machinery designed to prove his theory to the most demanding medical journals and professionals in the world.
Sadly, John died from complications of his own battle with cancer. However, Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation continues the research of John’s astonishing theory today in the state-of-the-art laboratories led by Dr. Steven Curley at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Dr. David Geller at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Dr. Dustin Kruse at University of California in Davis. Since John’s passing, the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment has been proven to destroy 100 percent of cancer cells with no damage to the surrounding healthy tissue in small laboratory animals. That is why many call his theory “the world’s most promising cancer treatment!”
Each and every day of the long, tedious journey, John’s legacy comes closer to a reality. His dream of “a better way” to treat cancer continues to inspire our committed researchers, chemists and doctors to aggressively prove that this same theory is safe and effective in large laboratory animals with the ultimate goal of reaching human trials.
Thank you, John! We believe “a better way” is possible. Together, we will change the world for all kids, young and old!
Every amazing nonprofit organization owes a great amount of its success to the people who dedicate their time, money, and effort to the cause. Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation is extremely blessed to be an organization with thousands of people who firmly believe in “a better way.” We depend entirely on their strengths, belief and hope.
Whenever I attend a Kanzius education forum or event, I always ask people to share their stories about facing the fight against cancer. On www.Kanzius.org, we ask people to get involved by sharing stories and pictures of their experiences. I strongly believe that it is the faces of the fight that encourage others to get involved and raise awareness. Even though cancer is a devastating and life altering disease, it unites people from all walks of life – people that outside of cancer, may have absolutely nothing in common. This unification is one of the strongest drivers of change – it brings thousands of people together to share experiences, and stand up to make a difference. It is a powerful motivator.
Robbie (Nicole's teacher), Nicole, and Mark, January 2013
Last week, I visited with 13 year old Nicole in San Francisco who is battling cancer for thesecond time. First with leukemia at age six; this resilient child is now being treated for osteosarcoma. To the audience, her mother said, “Nicole has cancer again. It is yet another harsh side effect of her first bout with leukemia;” and the same, devastating effect that struck Good Morning America’s co-anchor, Robin Roberts last fall.
Keeping these stories alive and remembering why we keep working towards a better way is why the Kanzius Foundation was pleased to unveil the “A Better Way” PSA in mid-January. At our first national conference, faces2012, we invited attendees to share their stories for the project. Watching so many people line up to share personal stories about cancer struck a chord not only for me, but those who stood by to support those being filmed. Every single experience shared over those two days demonstrated the impact that cancer has had on their lives and families and further hit home the very real need for “a better way.”
One of my hopes in inviting people to share their stories is to help others that have just felt the impact that cancer can have on their lives. Seeking out information, inspirational stories, and advice is simply just another way of coping with a diagnosis. Creating a hub of stories is another wonderful resource where people can find help in dealing with cancer because even when a diagnosis is somewhat expected, the news is not any easier. The stories behind the faces of the fight provide a place where solace and inspiration can be found.
The PSA was filmed, edited and generously donated by R. Frank Photography and is airing nationally on DishTV thanks to another generous gift. The PSA will help us spread the wave of hope to people who have never heard of John Kanzius and his unbelievable story.
But why stop there? I want to challenge anyone who has been touched by this disease and seen its effects wreck havoc on the lives of those near and dear to share this PSA. Share it on Facebook and Twitter, send e-mails, make phone calls - share it the best way you know how. Now more than ever, we need to be loud and stand united to change how cancer is treated once and for all. We need “a better way!”
While our first PSA highlights only six of the heartbreaking stories shared, I encourage anyone who desires to share their experience to do so. Your story may be the one to ignite the passion and belief to inspire “a better way” in another.
Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation’s “A Better Way” PSA can be viewed at www.BetterWay.us. HD versions of the PSA are also available for network stations across the country by contacting the Kanzius Foundation at 814.480.5776.
MARK A. NEIDIG SR. is executive director of the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation.
Robin Roberts made a grand announcement this morning on “Good Morning America.” And just like the rest of the early morning viewers, we’re excited and inspired about Robin’s “Miracle Monday” announcement that she plans to start the process of returning to the anchor chair next week.
As with any big news, everyone, including Robin’s co-workers, had questions about her announcement. When? How long? Why?
Recovering from a cancer diagnosis and treatment requires belief, hope, perseverance and endurance. Oncologists and investigators require the same resilience when researching cancer treatments. Rarely are the treatments short term; instead, they require a torturous journey down long roads with varying “ups and downs.” There is no singular answer to the above questions; the process is different for every cancer patient.
Similar to the obstacles that Robin faces and the questions raised about her outcomes – research for the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment faces its own challenges. Many questions must be answered definitively before taking the research to the FDA and ultimately to human trials. It requires more than a favorable outcome. We must understand everything about the machine, nanoparticles, radiowaves, and their interaction before human trials can begin.
Maryann Yochim (Kanzius Foundation Board President) and Mark Neidig with Robin in September, 2010.
Just as Robin’s doctors want to ensure that her mind and body can withstand the pressures of a daily routine in front of a camera, our research teams must make sure that the Kanzius Treatment will work to its potential and treat human lives effectively.
The process for Robin to return to the GMA anchor chair is full of tests that ensure she is ready and healthy enough to get back to doing what she loves. But as her doctors will tell you, a process of steps is required so that her body isn’t put to the test too soon after her bone marrow transplant. The Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment is going through a similar process – a process that is not simple or short but is necessary and definitely worth it.
Watching our friends and loved ones battle this disease is not easy while knowing of the extreme promise that outcomes from the Houston and Pittsburgh labs offer; but, we must keep our focus on the sight of the first human patient. We strongly believe that once we reach this goal, lives will be saved and the way cancer is treated will be changed forever.
The Kanzius Foundation thanks Robin for her brave face and for inspiring all of us to move forward. As she quoted legendary coach Jimmy Valvano “Don’t ever give up…this too shall pass.”
Thank you, Robin!
People look forward to New Year’s Day because it brings feelings of renewal, a promise of new beginnings and an acknowledgment for change. Most importantly, January 1st gives people a sense of hope. A hope that the New Year will bring prosperity and that perhaps major change will be made in our own lives.
Isn’t this is the idea behind New Year’s resolutions? Resolutions are made hoping that, if we create promises to ourselves, we’ll be held accountable; that we work diligently to change the things in our own lives that we find unacceptable. Things can often get complicated and they aren’t always simple, but we must start the process and take the steps to ensure that one day it will be different.
It's the beginning of 2013, and I propose that we all take a few moments to envision a new era; an age when treating cancer is not synonymous with harsh side effects or devastation. Some of us can remember back to a time when cancer wasn’t the epidemic that it is today. Others (and I fear most of us) have no idea what a world with no side effects would look like.
Let’s start that process. Imagine a world where the words “chemotherapy” and “radiation” are no longer synonymous with a cancer diagnosis; a time when cancer is treated humanely and successfully.
Treating cancer without side effects means that children won’t have to see their parents suffer the debilitating result of using traditional chemotherapy. Parents won’t have to miss work or their child’s school program because they are too weak. Grandparents, aunts and uncles will have the chance to watch younger generations grow old.
Imagine an era when cancer patients of all ages will focus their energies on getting well and moving on with their lives instead of enduring lengthy treatments that cause side effects that are often worse than the very disease being treated.
I could go on and on about why cancer treatments need to be different but, you know that all too well. What we need is change.
John Kanzius envisioned a change in cancer treatments when he saw how harsh current methods were on the children seated right next to him. He knew there had to be “a better way” in how we treat cancer and that was when the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment was born. The methodology is simple: direct small metallic particles specifically to cancer cells and pass a controlled radiowave past them, which will heat up the metal and destroy the cancer without affecting the healthy, neighboring cells.
Who could have imagined that an idea so simple would treat a disease so complex? Only the desperate, the daring, the tenacious. Those who were willing to be accountable for the change that needs to take place. Followers of John’s “better way” make up the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation. They are a group who won’t accept a side effect as adequate. They are enduring; willing to test and retest the methodology until it is proven “beyond doubt” under a scrutinizing FDA eye. They are believers.
The Kanzius Foundation believes in the hope that this change offers and that’s why we only fund research that will make the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment a reality. “A better way” is only possible if we believe, if we act, if we resolve to stand together to take the steps for change in cancer treatment. A new era for a cancer treatment with no side effects – a reality?
Yes! Do you believe?
If you would like to learn more about the mission of Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation and the research we support, watch our "Spread the Wave" video. Together, we can make "a better way" of treating cancer become a reality!
Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation has always had one goal in mind: to get research to the FDA in order to treat the very first human patient. I want to revisit our mission this month to solidify the importance of everything we do. The mission is simple: to create national and global awareness of the potentials of the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment and raise funds to help accelerate the speed at which research progresses through human trials.
When you look at the Kanzius mission statement, you’ll realize there are two parts: creating awareness and fundraising. We work hard to spread the wave, pitching our story across multiple platforms and mediums to maximize exposure across the US. Because of cancer’s prevalence, there are many ears that are willing to listen to the Kanzius cause and learn about an alternative, better way. This is why I tell every audience I speak to, “please connect us!” You know influencers that we never could meet without your introduction. To span the globe, we need your help.
The second part of the mission statement is to raise an immense amount of money necessary to fund and accelerate research. This year a record amount of money funded Drs. Curley’s and Geller’s labs. Without the hard work and dedication of everyone involved with the project, whether it is through monetary donations or “spreading the wave,” the mission of Kanzius would not move forward.
John Kanzius believed in making a difference in the lives of people who suffer from cancer. He was inspired by the children whose faces he saw undergoing chemotherapy alongside him in Houston. Nothing has changed since John’s first thought of “a better way” using a hot dog and a radiowave. The same faces that inspired him, inspire us to come together to continue working on his method. The steadfastness of all of us, standing as one to raise the profile of the Kanzius research, and more importantly, the faces of the fight, will see this treatment through to the FDA and human trials.
A crucial part of making sure this needed alternative method makes its way to the FDA is continuing to raise money. The act of fundraising makes the research in Houston and Pittsburgh possible. It also sustains the momentum. Without every single gift donated by the thousands of people across the country in big cities and small towns, the research would slow down and could potentially stop. Every dollar is significant in bringing John’s dream to fruition and changing the way cancer is treated forever.
We often refer to the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment as John’s dream – which is true. But in the past four years, it is safe to say that this treatment has transitioned from being just John’s dream to being the dream of countless people – the committed, who have donated their time, money, and effort to make “a better way” possible.
One of the most difficult challenges we face is the approach to the FDA and the intense amount of research required to press onward. Our researchers must validate, understand and defend each of the three aspects of the treatment (nanoparticles, antibodies and radiowaves) separately and together. The research process is arduous, time consuming and costly.
Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation works closely with the research teams to move the treatment forward, but we cannot direct how the FDA is approached. This process is controlled by Therm Med, who owns the intellectual properties of the device and treatment. We remain committed to you, the faces of this horrific disease, who deserve “a better way,” advocating on your behalf to move the process expeditiously and aggressively.
As long as we continue to stand together, true to our mission and believing in “a better way,” our dream for “a better way” is possible.
Show your support for the research of the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation and becomes apart of the online Kanzius community. Interact with The Kanzius Foundation and use your networking skills to spread the wave to others!
Each new year brings a wave of promises and goals that we make to better our lives. The path to reaching these goals always begins with the best intentions, but more often than not, a new route is discovered along the way. Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation doesn’t make New Year’s Resolutions, it sets goals. Our ultimate goal is to get FDA approval for the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment. While it has taken a lot of hard work over the years to get to this point in research, knowledge, and awareness, our lead researchers have learned that they need to alter the path to the FDA as new discoveries are made.
At faces2012, Dr. Steven A. Curley, lead investigator for the Kanzius Project at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, made some exciting announcements about new discoveries using the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment. "We were surprised to find that radiowaves, without nanoparticles or chemotherapy, kill between 10 percent and 30 percent of pancreatic and primary liver cancer cells," Dr. Curley said in one of his sessions. "Combined with very low doses of common chemotherapy drugs, you not only kill the cancer cells, but the cancer also doesn't grow as resistant to the chemotherapy as it typically does."
One of the biggest and slowest moving aspects of approaching the FDA is that all of our researchers have to understand and be able to defend each of the three aspects of the treatment (nanoparticles, antibodies and radiowaves) separately and then how they work together. "The Food & Drug Administration must approve human trials, and we have not formally approached the FDA yet," Curley said. "That's not up to me. It's up to Therm Med, the company which owns the intellectual properties of the RF machine and the treatment theory. I have been pushing the leadership of Therm Med to go to the FDA and get things started."
"You have the machine and you have the directed nanoparticles, so you would have to go through a combined modality process for the FDA," Curley said. "On the other hand, it would likely be a lot easier to get just the device approved because the nanoparticles are considered a drug and that process is more difficult." Curley added that “preliminary outcomes using the RF field with low dose chemotherapy could get the process going quicker and start saving lives sooner.”
“While approaching the FDA with a method that combines nanoparticles with minute amounts of chemotherapy, wasn’t and still isn’t the goal of the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, getting the process started is key to approaching the FDA with the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment as we understand it today,” adds Kanzius Foundation’s executive director, Mark A. Neidig, Sr. “The more lives that can be saved before the Kanzius Treatment and device is completely ready for FDA approval, the better. While the use of chemotherapy and radiation is not ideal, the small amounts used show negligible peripheral damage and provide ‘a better way’ than current treatments currently available,” Neidig concludes.
No matter what approach Dr. Curley decides to recommend to Therm Med for approaching the FDA, the Kanzius Foundation will continue to encourage and fund preliminary and advanced research studies utilizing nanoparticles, antibodies and radiowaves at M.D. Anderson, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and other academic research institutions using the Kanzius methodology. Currently, pancreatic and liver research, using the human-sized GenV Kanzius RF Device, is being conducted on pigs in the Kanzius/Curley labs in Houston.
To learn more about research being conducted and to download copies of published manuscripts, visit www.Kanzius.org/research.