Erie-Native, John Kanzius developed a theory of using radio waves to target cancer at the cellular level to avoid the awful side effects of the current treatments. Unfortunately, he died before his idea could enter human trials, but the Foundation continues his work. You can help by voting every day in April for the $250,000 Pepsi Refresh Everything Grant.
From the Pepsi site:
Current treatment methods of chemotherapy and radiation therapy are both physically debilitating and expensive. John Kanzius’ theory of using radio waves to stop cancer offers a better way.
Early research has focused on pancreatic, liver, breast, prostate, colon, lung and leukemic cancers. The preliminary findings indicate that the Kanzius Radio Wave Cancer Treatment is non-invasive – that is, no surgery is needed and 100 percent of the cancer cells are destroyed without damage to neighboring “good” cells or tissues!
In 2010, upon receiving approval from the FDA to build a larger, human-sized device, pre-clinical testing will begin. The Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation’s goal is to begin Phase I Human Clinical Trials by 2012.
For everyone you know who had had cancer, please vote!