Thursday, August 21, 2008

It's about the money...

GoErie notes:

John Kanzius used to have trouble getting government officials interested in his experimental cancer-treatment device.

Now they seem to be eager to help him.

U.S. Rep. Phil English, of Erie, R-3rd Dist., visited Kanzius' lab Monday to promise $500,000 in federal funding for the external radio-frequency generator. The House Committee on Appropriations has approved the funds, and the House could act on it as early as September, English said.

The bill must still be approved by the full House and Senate and signed by President Bush, though English said "it's very close" to being a done deal.

"This is the kind of project the federal government should support," English said.

Just hold that thought for a bit....

Note also

Some Kanzius patent applications

Note also, in the anthrax business, although patents were an issue, it was the huge swelling of federal money that followed the anthrax scare that likely was the prime motivation behind the scare.

**Separately, recall of Hwang Woo Suk-->

Five members of Hwang's team were indicted, including one scientist who worked in the laboratory of University of Pittsburgh researcher Gerald Schatten, a former collaborator with Hwang.

Hwang was charged with accepting $2 million in donations after he knowingly falsified the embryonic stem cell research by claiming his team had produced a cloned human embryo and cloned patient-specific embryonic stem cells.

If convicted, Hwang could spend as much as ten years in jail.

freerepublic has a thread which includes:

It is really a simple concept. I has been known for decades that RF waves will excite molecules of different sizes depending on their size. For example, the 2500 MHz of your microwave oven is roughly the frequency that will excite water, fat and sugar molecules but will pass harmlessly through certain plastics and glass.

It only took a guy who put the use of medical nano-technology together with microwaves to invent a device that heats cancer cells and passes harmlessly through healthy cells. It was a stroke of genius.

IPBiz notes that the microwave radiation of a microwave oven causes water molecules to rotate. Kanzius claims that his radiofrequency splits water, allowing (the resultant hydrogen) to burn. The microwave oven is NOT an analogy to what Kanzius is talking about.

And calling colloidal gold "nanotechnology" does not mean that it has not been well known for years.

And then there is the hot dog and the thermocouple.

GoErie reports on an Arnold Palmer connection:

Palmer, 78, is a friend of Jim Rutkowski Sr., owner of Industrial Sales and Manufacturing, Inc., a Millcreek Township company that helps Kanzius build and maintain his devices.

"I had been hearing about the device for a long time, and I wanted to know more about it," said Palmer, a longtime cancer-research advocate and prostate-cancer survivor. "I'm impressed. I see something with the potential to save a lot of people."

UPDATE. GoErie noted on 19 Dec:

Researchers have shown that they can target cancer cells with tiny pieces of gold and destroy the cells by using John Kanzius' external radio-frequency generator.


A scientific article about the targeting will be published today on the Web site of the Journal of Experimental Therapeutics and Oncology [JETO]. The journal's Web site is

Linking to JETO reveals the editor-in-chief to be: Dominic Fan, Ph.D.
University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

The author of the article is Steven Curley, M.D., principal investigator for the Kanzius Project
at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston

Of the article: Researchers tested pancreatic and colorectal cancer cells that easily absorb a particular antibody, cetuximab. They also used breast cancer cells that don't absorb the antibody as a control group.

Live cancer cells and the treated nanoparticles were placed in specimen dishes and allowed to incubate for 24 hours. They were then blasted with radio waves from Kanzius' device for two minutes.

The results: Nearly 100 percent of the pancreatic and colorectal cells were killed, but hardly any of the control group's cells were destroyed.


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