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Has the cure for cancer already been found? On the internet, I found referecnes to the cure for cancer (already detected in the years 1920-1930 by different scientists like George Lakhovsky, Nikkola Tesla and Royal Raymond Rife?). Using a Multi Wave Oscillator they ware able to regenarate the human body cells. Are there any modern science investigations done to confirm or deny this? Is this just a myth?
Answer 1:

I have searched our medical databases for anything connected to a "multi wave oscillator" and "cancer" and I'm afraid I've come up empty handed. I too have seen web sites which claim to capitalize on the work by Tesli, Rive, Abrams and Lakhovsky. For example, Ed Skilling claims to have a "photon sound beam" designed to accomplish all kinds of things including, "devitalize pathogens" and "detoxify the body".

http://www.braintuner.com/photon.htm
I haven't seen any direct claims that his device could regenerate cells and provide a cure for cancer but the claims made in general seem far fetched. Honestly, I am not an expert on this kind of thing so I can't give you a definitive answer to your question. However, I can find no support in the literature for the claims they are making so I am fairly skeptical of such a device.

I hope this helps. Sorry I couldn't turn up anything more useful!


Answer 2:

These stories are what we now call urban myths.They circulate forever and they have no factual basis. The underlying logic of these claims is that somehow, with a critically important issue, like cancer, all of science unites to block investigation of this miracle cure. It suggests, somehow that scientists from all sorts of different cultures, perspectives and value systems can somehow put aside all their differences and unite against the miracle . Or all of them be too dumb to see the miracle when it is put in front of their faces.



Answer 3:

I had not heard anything about this kind of cure for cancer but I checked out the web page that another answerer mentioned. It looks like this multi-wave oscillator thing is meant to help boost the immune system. Ideally, I'd want to see some evidence from a well designed clinical trial before I'd ever believe that something like this would work. No such evidence was presented on this particular website (such as references to articles in respected medical journals). Remember that just because the name of a respected scientist such as Tesla is mentioned doesn't mean it works for the purpose intended. To be fair though, the sellers of this device explicitly say, "...It is not intended for the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, cure or mitigation of any disease..."


In order to "turn" cancer cells into normal cells you need to repair the genetic damage in the DNA.I know that a lot of people are actively working on ways to repair damaged cells using gene therapy but there have not been many successes in this area as far as I know. Right now most cancer treatments try to destroy the cancer cells and unfortunately target healthy cells as well. There is also a lot of work being done to create drugs that target only the cancer cells or to help the immune system get rid of the cancer. This is all very difficult because cancer is not caused by just one type of genetic damage but many different ones. For many if not most cancers, I don't think we even know what exactly went wrong in the DNA or why. The Human Genome Project, when finished in a few years, will hopefully help a lot. I believe a lot has been learned already from that work in progress.


By the way, this is a subject near and dear to me also since I am in remission after being treated for leukemia.


Answer 4:

Thank you for your question. you may or may not have received an answer yet, but I am writing to offer another suggestion. In addition to scienceline, I am also part of a group known as ROOM 103, and we have a web-based question and answer site. If you go to http://www.room103.com and submit your question with the name MICHAEL ZEINEH in the subject line, he may be able to answer your questions better. He is a doctor who answers questions such as yours. Tell him that Peter referred you to him.
Good luck sir!



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