By Chloe Joquel Freeland
Founder of the PeaceClinic Institute for Consciousness Research, Oceanside, CA
DCA (dichloroacetate) is a simple generic compound (as ordinary as vinegar) that costs less than $5 a day as a cancer treatment
has been found to shrink tumors in lab rats by about 70% in as little as three weeks. Now who would want such a thing?
An estimated one in every
200 people in North America is a cancer victim. Since cancer is such an efficient killer,
who would not want DCA?
The only people who would not want DCA to be widely distributed are the folks who make and sell other very costly cancer treatment drugs.
There is a problem. DCA is such simple small molecule and such a generic substance
that only a very weak sort of "use" patent can be obtained for its use as a cancer treatment. It is a legal problem
for the pharmaceutical corporations because they could not get any real patent protection for DCA if they wanted to make and
sell it for a large profit. There is no profit so they will not bring it to market to compete with their own tragically expensive
drugs that are being used now as chemo therapy for cancer patients.
protection creates good competition. That protection is what would make a large pharmaceutical
company want to produce a new drug. They could spend a lot of money developing a drug and never make a big enough profit without
patent protection from others who would like to compete with them.
I am writing
this to introduce you to the idea and the problem cancer patients will now face. It does
seem insane to limit access to something that could save lives with only some minor side effects. DCA can be prescribed by
oncologists for cancer treatment. Very few of them are willing to write a prescription for a substance that has been tested
and approved by the FDA only for another disease. It would have to be an "off-label" prescription. Most oncologists prefer
to use the standard accepted and very expensive cancer treatment drugs. It is legal for them to write prescriptions
for off-lable therapies and it is legal for anyone to buy DCA from a compounding pharmacy. This would not be your corner
drug store pharmacist. Special formulary or compound pharmacies can make up compounds for you on prescription, science
researchers, doctors, and hospitals.
Now that you know about
the hope for a new cancer cure, and you know the basic legal and financial issues for the pharmaceutical companies, you might
imagine how many jobs in the medical professions would no longer be needed if DCA shrinks most
tumors and can be distributed for only a few dollars a day per patient.
hope that you never get cancer and never have to live in fear as most cancer patients
do. You can hope that you never meet anyone in your life that has .
If you are one in the first group, may I suggest that you do your own research and try to help in anyway possible to make
DCA available and soon. Find out who discovered that it shrinks tumors and where it can be purchased and how much is needed
per dose. Here are some quick links to help you. Please tell everyone you know.
Tel: (780) 407-6524
Main Research and
Department of Medicine, University of Alberta
The DCA Site & Forum Title page and extracts from the Michelakis and Archer paper
from Cancer Cell 11, 37–51, January 2007
of DCA Killing Cancer Cell. Click on Graphic
Stories About DCA Research
of Alberta, Dept. of Medicine
Canada.com (article removed, reason unknown)
Harvard Independent (article removed, reason unknown)
Health and Wellness, May, 2011
Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice
More resources will be posted as I become aware of
them. Please write to me with your findings. Thanks.
People Using DCA
Peter Sarto, UK
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About The Author
Joquel Freeland has no association with any pharmaceutical company, hospital or medical clinic, and does not own
stock in any such companies, and has no financial interest in any business related to said companies. (She is not a physician nor veterinarian, so this information is from
a private, non-medical professional, investigative viewpoint.)