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The American Cancer Society FINALLY Notices DCA

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Thanks to so many people making so much racket on the internet this potential wonder-drug is finally getting noticed. Let’s keep up the pressure.

New Cure for Cancer: Truth or Dare?
by Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, American Cancer Society, for ABC News

There is the medical equivalent of a tsunami wave building out there, only we don’t know where this one is going to land.

It is called DCA, and we at the American Cancer Society are suddenly receiving requests for information about something few if any of us had heard about as a cancer treatment until this past week.

Read the rest at the link and also visit Dr. Len’s Cancer blog.

8 Replies to “The American Cancer Society FINALLY Notices DCA

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    DaveScot says:

    See also

    Cancer cure DCA kept under wraps by Danny Groshong, Opinion Columnist, Oklahoma State University Daily O’Collegian

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    Joseph says:

    Between the internet and infomercials people are starting to pull those gov’t imposed covers away from their eyes.

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    apollo230 says:

    Perhaps DCA may be useful in the fight against cancer (time and further research will tell), but it also appears to be a carcinogen in its own right: (from the words of Dr. Lichtenberg):
    “Although I didn’t have access to all of the articles, one underlying theme stood out: DCA is an organic chemical that causes liver cancer in laboratory mice when put in their drinking water. It is NOT non-toxic. It is a byproduct of another chemical called trichloroethylene (TCE), which has been a source of concern as a cancer causing agent for some time. (A simple Google search will give you over 8 million hits on this topic.)”

    Sounds like caution is in order here.

    Best regards,

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    mike1962 says:

    How much DCA does it take to induce liver cancer in rats? He didn’t say. But I’d like to know.

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    DaveScot says:


    How much DCA does it take to induce liver cancer in rats?

    In mice, 48 weeks of exposure to the same amount used for human cancer treatment, caused 10 out of 30 mice to get liver cancer. Keep in mind 48 weeks represents nearly a lifetime for a mouse and is 10 or more times longer than cancer chemotherapy treatment in humans. Liver metabolism in mice isn’t the same as in humans nor even in rats (for instance, close cousin trichloroacetate causes liver cancer in mice but not in rats while DCA causes it in both mice and rats) and there’s still no evidence at all that DCA is a carcinogen in humans. While it’s urband legend that we’ve cured cancer 100 times over in mice and the cure doesn’t work in humans it’s true to say we’ve caused cancer 100 times over in mice and the cause doesn’t work in humans.


    The bottom line remains that despite any adverse findings from toxicology studies none were serious enough to prevent DCA use in humans. The FDA has already approved DCA for clinical trials in humans and it has been used for decades in clinical trials with humans.

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    thedcasite says:

    My stepfather came across this recently because his friend suffers from cancer. He has put up a website this week dedicated to the information of DCA. He is going to have his friend take DCA; we have some on order. We will post all the information we can find. Please see it at http://www.thedcasite.com
    – Heather

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    Un-Pink says:

    All this concern about DCA causing liver cancer in rats. What about the liver cancer (and others) that conventional chemotherapy causes in humans!? Check it out people – it’s all CARCINOGENIC!!

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