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News of Rising Cancer Cases Demands Aggressive Action

 

I am many things in this life, but I have never claimed to be a writer. Sure, I took college classes to learn to communicate effectively, but how do you adequately prepare to share the heart-wrenching stories of cancer patients and their families? Putting into words the emotions surrounding the words “you have cancer” is by far the most challenging task I’m faced with. It is a message that people dissuade because it is news that no one wants to hear.

Yet, it’s a diagnosis that nearly 4,600 people receive daily in the United States alone (according to a 2013 report by the SEER Program of the National Cancer Institute). In the past 24 hours, four of my friends communicated with me that either a family member or loved one had just been diagnosed— two with just months to live. It’s also the unfortunate news that a prominent journalist, Tom Brokaw, heard last month when he was diagnosed with the disease. As someone who has shared far too many of these cancer announcements, I re-examined the statistics on just how many people are diagnosed each year.

WHO graphAccording to the WHO, annual cancer
rates are estimated to increase
from 14 million cases in 2012 to
22 million cases in 2032
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released their first cancer report of 2014 and the startling results reinvigorated followers of the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation and heightened the urgency of our mission to prove “a better way” to treat the disease is possible. In 2012, cancer was the leading cause of death and accounted for 8.2 million deaths worldwide. However, it was the report’s cancer projections that were even more alarming. Annual cancer rates are estimated to increase from 14 million cases in 2012 to 22 million cases annually within the next two decades. That’s 57% more cancer patients each year that will be fighting for their lives. That is a message that I, in no possible way, can diminish when writing.

While many cancer patients have a high chance of survival when the disease is detected early and treated immediately, it is the method of treatment that is the real issue. Relying solely on aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatments may work in certain instances; however, even when those instances result in cancer remission and survival, the quality of life for those patients is often laden with terrible, lingering side effects. By raising awareness and advocating for FDA approval, the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation will prove a better, more humane treatment method is possible for far more than 22 million people in the long run. Looking towards the future state of the expanding cancer population provides the Kanzius Foundation and our team of researchers with immense motivation; however, relentlessly working to find “a better way” for the existing patients is just as pressing of a mission.

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Breaking news shook the nation’s cancer community when NBC Correspondent, Tom Brokaw, revealed that he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer that affects blood cells in the bone marrow. The veteran journalist, who has worked at NBC Newssince 1966, is remaining optimistic in the midst of his health crisis. Brokaw, who has refused to let his diagnosis affect his day-to-day life, has led an inspiring fight so far. He continues to work on a JFK documentary and recently contributed to the sports coverage for the Sochi Winter Olympics. However, many cancer patients aren’t as fortunate when it comes to their ability to stay active. Chemotherapy and other traditional treatment methods leave much of the cancer population chronically weak and exhausted, leaving very little possibility for a fulfilled, unaffected life.

Despite the side-effects of currently used methods, there is a silver lining for the nation’s cancer community and it lies within the FDA. Patients, such as Brokaw, who have been diagnosed with multiple myeloma,  have had their expected lifespan doubled from what it was 16 years ago. In the past decade, those suffering from myeloma have seen the FDA approve six new treatments for their specific type of cancer, an incredible pace of innovation in oncology. This fast-paced advancement and increase in FDA approval has not only been the cause behind the increase in patient life expectancy, but has also painted a favorable picture for Kanzius’ own timeline of getting our treatment approved by the FDA and commencing human trials.

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Unfortunately, the process of introducing new and improved drugs and treatments does not work fast enough for most. Today, I am returning from the funeral of a fourteen year old girl who battled cancer for the past seven years. I met this precious teen, Nicole, several years ago in her hospital room. Her smile and positive spirit served as a reminder to me of what our organization strives for. And just as John Kanzius was prompted to devise a side-effect free cancer treatment after seeing children undergo harsh treatments; I, too, am compelled to work endlessly toward John’s dream and will never stop believing that his theory is possible.

The number of new cancer cases continues to rise and the list of loved ones who succumb to the disease continues to grow. With that in mind, we must approach every day with aggression and work towards advancing our research with the unyielding determination that a side-effect free cancer treatment will be possible for the millions of people that we have never met and very possibly have not even been diagnosed yet.

Mark Neidig, Executive Director of Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation
MARK A. NEIDIG SR. is executive director of the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation (MNeidig@Kanzius.org). 

 

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Celebrating the Gift of Life After a Cancer Diagnosis

 


dreamstimefree 56772 freeWith the holiday season fast approaching, we are constantly bombarded from every direction by retailers and I must confess even non-profit organizations, with that “perfect gift” idea for your loved one.  Gifts come in many different forms.  For some it may be the latest iPad Mini with Retina Display or a Furby Boom figure; yet for others, it could be something as simple as getting to spend time with the ones you love.  My dad just turned 80 years old and a group of family and friends gathered to celebrate his life.  Literally!  You see, earlier in the year, dad was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma.  As is the case with every cancer diagnosis, our family experienced some very frightening and uncertain days.  Yet, as dad stood in front of this party crowd, he shared with us the greatest gift he had received this year.  Life! 

This notion also struck me a couple of weeks ago while I was watching “Good Morning America” (GMA) and Amy Robach announced that she had breast cancer. That scene will forever be ingrained in my memory because it resonated so closely with the mission of the Kanzius Foundation. At 40 years old, she had never gotten a mammogram before and was not the least bit inclined to get one—after all, cancer did not run in her family. However, on October 1st, GMA producers and even her colleague and two-time cancer survivor Robin Roberts, convinced Robach to get the test done on-air as part of their launch of Breast Cancer Awareness Month claiming that “even if only one life was saved” from Robach doing the test, “it would be worth it.” This statement could not have been farther from the truth. The mammogram showed she had cancer.

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While I know it seems strange to associate a breast cancer diagnosis with a gift, in this circumstance, Robach’s early detection was truly a blessing and might just have “saved a life” – hers! In the near future, I pray that the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment will one be a gift to those in the cancer community – a gift of relief to those who don’t wish to go through the painful side effects of traditional chemotherapy or radiation treatments or the scars of invasive surgeries. I pray it will be the gift of life.

Although Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation focuses on finding “a better way” to treat cancer and encouraging patients who have already been diagnosed, we must not forget those who have yet to discover their disease as well as those who have battled cancer and survived. We must wholeheartedly support, encourage and fight for those who have been affected by cancer. Finding “a better way” is a huge step in the right direction; however, early detection is an equally great step.

When Robach announced her cancer diagnosis, one quote in particular stuck out to me: “I know that I have a fight ahead of me, but I also know that I have a lot worth fighting for.” With that succinct phrase, she not only encompassed what it means to be a part of the cancer community, but also what it means to be a part of our family at the Kanzius Foundation. We know that we have a fight ahead of us to get to human trials and receive FDA approval, but we also know that once we do, our fight will have been well worth it. When the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment saves that first life, all of our efforts will have been validated. They will have resulted in a gift - the gift of life.

MARK A. NEIDIG SR. is executive director of the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation (MNeidig@Kanzius.org). 

 

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The Power of Community in Fighting Cancer

 

Community Against Cancer- Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation

Four years ago, I started as the first executive director for Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation. I knew that I would be helping raise money and awareness for a truly amazing treatment concept and message.  What I didn’t realize was that the majority of the people that believed in our end goal, human trials, didn’t understand the role that we would play in getting there. The Kanzius Foundation does not do research; nor do we own the intellectual properties.  We solely fund research and communicate the research progress taking place in the labs because we believe everyone deserves “a better way.”

Kruise for Kanzius- Fundraiser for Cancer ResearchThe path to increasing awareness and donations is not always the easiest. The “outside” people connected to the project really drive the research forward. While cancer is a disease that causes so much damage to so many, it can also unite those of us who aspire to see changes in the way it is treated. Over the years, I’ve met countless individuals who have come together and are simply looking for a way to help. The Kanzius Foundation strives to create new and fun ways for people to help that don’t just involve entering credit card information and clicking submit, but rather physical ways to get involved. We believe in fostering a community that exists to support one another and share fundraising ideas. Most importantly, we want to create lasting relationships.

Community for Kanzius by Lilly Broadcasting

We have built a strong community of support to help us create fundraising events and raise awareness. Our online community has been incredibly influential in helping the Kanzius Foundation win numerous national awards – I can’t thank supporters enough for the Pepsi Refresh and Pinkwell Challenge wins. While these are prominent events, they are not the only way to get involved if you’d like to help “spread the wave.”

Every week, our global community of supporters and donors hold local fundraising events – some hold golf tournaments, swim challenges or haircut-a-thons – all to help spread the wave. While winning large fundraising challenges is fantastic, it is these local events that drive the success of the Kanzius Foundation. These events are the soul of what the foundation does – they help create a community that drives research to better the world. On our website, you will find ideas for holding your own event and instructions for how to do so.

The recent launch of the “Million Dollar Challenge” has tripled the hard work of each of these grassroots events. In the first six weeks more than $370,000 was raised and then matched with an additional $740,000!  During a recent check presentation, one event planner proudly stated “our hard work multiplied threefold – tell me, where else can you get a return like that?!” 

And it doesn’t stop there. Erie Gives will once again take place on August 13th and the 6th Annual Lilly Broadcasting “Community for Kanzius” Telethon is Monday, October 14th which to date, has raised more than $750,000 to make our research possible.

School Fundraising and Awareness- Fighting CancerOne of the best parts of the Kanzius community is that it is not just adults that are involved - kids can make a difference too. Many of the local events held in different states are set up by children with the help of their parents. For instance, our “Coins for Kanzius” program is a simple and fun initiative where each child is given their own quarter-saver donation book and asked to collect quarters over a designated time period. The goal is to have each person raise quarter donations while spreading awareness of the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment. This coin initiative is designed for anyone including individuals, groups, and schools.

Over the past few years, I have had the great opportunity to meet with many elected officials in our government including Speaker of the House, John Boehner and House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi.  These meetings were made possible thanks to the requests made by Senator Bob Casey and Representative Mike Kelly, and the influential base of Kanzius supporters. You have the unique opportunity to tell your elected representatives and political activists about the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment and how it could change the way cancer is treated  – all you have to do is pick up the phone or go online and contact your representatives and ask them to join the effort.

It takes more than being passionate about the possibility that this treatment might one day serve as "a better way" to treat cancer. It demands an ongoing commitment of a powerful community to raise awareness and funds which can make research of the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment a reality. So, until every penny is raised and the treatment has been proven…we’ll keep asking!

 The Power of Community in Fight Cancer

MARK A. NEIDIG SR. is executive director of the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation (MNeidig@Kanzius.org).

 

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Preventative Mastectomy- Fear of the Unknown

 

Angelina Jolie (Source: Reuters Date:07/06/2011)Last month, Angelina Jolie shocked the world with a New York Times piece regarding her decision to have a preventative double mastectomy. For women whose mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and even fathers and grandfathers, have been diagnosed with breast cancer, there is the immediate concern for their loved one. But once the initial shock subsides, a creeping worry starts to appear in the back of your mind that maybe you could also carry the gene. I’ve spoken before about the unknown that comes with a cancer diagnosis, but I think it’s time we consider the doubt that comes before a diagnosis.  As Jolie explained, once her doctors told her of the 87 percent risk of breast cancer, she decided to take the proactive step and minimize the risk.

Angeline Jolie provided the world with a moment of truth that revealed the brevity and bravery that we experience in the face of cancer by undergoing a preventative mastectomy. It is natural for us to be afraid of the unknown and challenging for us to take a risk because of fear. But, imagine a time when the unknown is no longer risky because what awaits us is better than we could expect. Imagine that one day when we are faced with the possibility of cancer and instead of taking a risk, we can know a treatment method is available that will eradicate the disease without radiation that will leave permanent scars on our bodies. These risks and the unknown solidify that we are in need of “a better way.” For the person contemplating preventative treatments, how long do they have to wait?   

15 months ago, the GenV (human-sized radiowave machine) was delivered to the Kanzius Labs and Dr. Steven Curley at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Since the arrival, the machine has been calibrated, validated and readied for large non-human subject studies. Beginning in February 2013, large non-human subjects have received weekly injections of cancer cells into their liver – creating a consistent model in a “controlled environment.” This month, the subjects will undergo an MRI to determine whether they now posses liver cancer. If affirmative, the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment will be administered, allowing data to be collected and analyzed. The success of these tests is mandatory to move forward in approaching the U.S. Federal Drug Administration and ultimately advancing to human trials.

This month is one of the most exciting of 2013 for the Kanzius Foundation as the treatment begins this final round of testing before human involvement. While this final round of testing has no timetable and no immediate completion date, we are now closer than ever to bringing the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment to our loved ones. We are closer than ever to eradicating the unknown.

Million Dollar Challenge- Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation

The commencement of the new “Million Dollar Challenge” was announced along with the latest research developments on May 10th. This was initiated by a generous, anonymous couple who wanted to ignite a spark among our followers. They have agreed to match $2 for every dollar donated to the Kanzius Foundation.  Already, more than $75,000 has been donated making their match an additional $150,000!  Kanzius Foundation followers have shown that they believe that “a better way” is near. The incredible response we have received further demonstrates that we can reach our million dollar goal and fund Dr. Curley’s research, helping to advance it to the FDA.


Learn more about the Million Dollar Challenge today!

MARK A. NEIDIG SR. is executive director of the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation (MNeidig@Kanzius.org). 

 

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Radical Change in Cancer Treatments is More Than a Band-Aid or New Pill

 


change ahead in cancer treatmentEach 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!

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John Kanzius: The Man Behind "A Better Way" to Treat Cancer

 

john kanziusFebruary 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!

 

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A Personal War: Sharing Cancer Stories

 

caregiversEvery 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. 

(L-R) Robbie, Nicole, and Mark

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.  

 

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Mark Neidig Executive Director Kanzius Cancer Research FoundationMARK A. NEIDIG SR. is executive director of the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation.

  

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Change for a New Era in Cancer Treatment

 

Change for a New Era in Cancer Treatment Alternative Cancer Treatment Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation

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!  

 

 

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Kanzius Researchers Go a New Direction to Get to Human Trials Sooner

 

Kanzius Researchers Go a New Direction to Get to Human Trials Sooner_FDA Approval_Alternative Cancer Treatment_Kanzius Cancer Research FoundationEach 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.

 

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The Kanzius View on Breast Cancer Awareness

 


breast cancerUndeniably, all people are different and unique. Regardless of your race, gender, religious upbringing, taste in music, or political views there is one commonality around the world- a shared hatred for cancer. As John Kanzius once said, "cancer does not discriminate." Every day people from all different walks of life are affected by cancer, whether it be their own diagnosis and struggle or that of a loved one.

People all over the world hate cancer. Kids have lost parents; siblings have lost siblings; husbands have lost wives; wives have lost husbands; parents have lost children; and best friends have been taken too soon.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are all encouraged to unite for one common goal: to bring awareness to the disease that will take the lives of nearly 40,000 people just this year.

Here at the Kanzius Foundation we are “spreading the wave” of awareness and research for “a better way” to treat breast cancer –along with eight other types of cancer- using the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment. We despise the harsh side effects of traditional treatments and strive for a promising cancer treatment that is noninvasive, has no side effects and maintains a cancer sufferer’s quality of life.

Last October on the Ellen DeGeneres Show the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation was selected to participate in the Lester Smith Pink Well Challenge. Mr. Smith, an oilman, author, world championship ballroom dancer, philanthropist and cancer survivor invited 30 breast cancer organizations to join him in the fight to cure breast cancer. Our cancer-hating friends and research supporters voted and donated everyday for three months, resulting in a successful campaign. After all monies were accounted for, a grand total of $325,919.06 was raised from the challenge to further research!

It is now a year later and the drive towards “a better way” to treat cancer has grown stronger and more successful. Each and every day the Kanzius Research Team strives to bring the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment to fruition. Recently, the Kanzius Research Team led by Dr. Steven Curley at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center  announced they are partnering with a team of researchers from Methodist Cancer Center in Houston to attack triple negative breast cancer- among other types of breast cancer- which is very difficult to treat and extremely aggressive.breast cancer ribbon_alternative cancer treatment_breast cancer treatment_Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment

Triple negative breast cancer cells are estrogen-receptor negative, progesterone-receptor negative, and HER2 negative. The cancer is not fueled by these hormones, nor by the HER2 protein, therefore standard cancer drugs will not be effective in treating this class of cancer. About 10-20% of breast cancers — more than one out of every 10 — are found to be triple-negative. Preliminary outcomes suggest that triple negative breast cancer will respond positively when treated with the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment.[1]

Cancer can be stopped! This October, in the midst of all the political disagreements, let us join together for one common goal: to say enough is enough and declare that we will no longer let cancer take the lives of the people we love.

What will you do this October to bring awareness to breast cancer and end to all cancer? How will you play a role in saving lives?

Join the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation and support the research of “the world’s most promising cancer treatment” on our journey towards human trials. One day there will be “a better way,” one that is noninvasive and has no side effects, to treat cancer.

Has breast cancer affected your life? We would love for you to share your story of how cancer has touched you or someone you love. Share your story!

Read more about breast cancer on the Kanzius' new breast cancer page! Learn about different types of breast cancer, symptoms of breast cancer, breast cancer statistics as well as more about the research being done to treat breast cancer with the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment!

As your interest in the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment increases, gather more knowledge about the continued research. For all publications regarding the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment, please click here.

[1] BreastCancer.org

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