by Brian Dakss
February 11, 2009
Test results revealed in November 2007 in an issue of
the medical journal "Cancer" show that the harmless
radio waves described below were used to kill liver
tumors in rabbits with a 100 percent success rate and
without side effects. To see a summary of the latest
For most, a cancer diagnosis can be devastating.
But, as CBS News contributor Benno Schmidt reported on The
Early Show Monday, for
Kanzius, it was a call to action.
Kanzius isn't a doctor. He doesn't even have a college degree. Yet,
observes Schmidt, the device he invented has impressed a notable
researcher and inspired his hometown, Erie, Pa., to the point where
it gave him a key to the city in April.
Asked by Schmidt what made him think he could cure cancer, Kanzius
replied with a laugh,
"What made me think
I couldn't cure cancer? Nobody else was doing it!"
A former radio and TV
engineer and one-time station owner, Kanzius, who suffers from
leukemia, hated his chemotherapy and saw its devastating effect on
"I ran into some of
the same patients over and over again and, to see their smiles
disappear within a few weeks, and then watch their hair
disappear and then, clinging to their mothers asking, 'What's
wrong with me?' was heartbreaking."
Kanzius, who'd been
building radios since childhood, believed radio waves could somehow
be harnessed to destroy cancer, without drugs or invasive surgery.
"I envision this
treatment taking no more than a couple of minutes or so," he
Kanzius hopes cancer
treatments could work something like this:
A patient would be
injected with tiny metal nano-particles, which would be carried
through the bloodstream by a targeting molecule and attach only
to cancerous cells.
The patient would then be exposed to an
energy field created by radio waves, and feel nothing, while the nano-particles would generate enough heat to destroy their
cancerous host cell.
While noting that
targeting cancer cells will be the biggest challenge, Kanzius
demonstrated just how easily the
nano-particles could be used as
A lab worker injected carbon nano-particles into a specific spot in
a piece of liver, which was then placed into an energy field of low
frequency radio waves. Within seconds, the areas injected the with
nano-particles were heated to the point of actually cooking the
liver, while leaving the surrounding meat unscathed.
Kanzius' invention has caught the attention of Dr. Steven Curley,
a surgical oncologist and cancer researcher at MD Anderson Cancer
Center in Houston.
"This has the most
fascinating potential I've seen in anything in my twenty years
of cancer research," Curley told Schmidt.
Curley has developed
current methods of using radio frequencies to attack cancer, but
says he looks forward to one day using a non-invasive approach like
the one Kanzius is working on.
"This," Curley says,
"is what will get into the cancer cells and again… release heat
that will kill the cancer cells."
He wouldn't reveal
animal test results on camera, but says he's optimistic that his
findings will be announced this fall.
In the meantime, he's joined Kanzius in an effort to raise awareness
and funds to expedite further research.
The April symposium at which Kanzius got the key to Erie brought out
700 people who were not only enthused by the prospect of curing
cancer, but having their city as the manufacturing hub of the device
Former Erie Mayor Joyce Savocchio remarks,
"I always say to
John Kanzius, he'd better practice Swedish, because I honestly
believe he's going to be in Sweden accepting the Nobel Prize!"
Savocchio leads the
fundraising efforts in Erie and says, since the machine would be
built there, Erie cud benefit, big-time.
income," she points out, "should this be successful, is anywhere
between $2.5 billion and $10 billion a year."
Experts say human trials
using Kanzius' device are at least three years away, but Kanzius is
undaunted, telling Schmidt,
"I'd like to see the
first patient treated wile I'm still alive, and to have the
doctor tell them they're cured!."
As for Kanzius himself -
Schmidt says his health is considered stable, and he continues to
undergo chemotherapy for his leukemia.
John Kanzius Machine
Cancer Cure With Radio Waves
April 14, 2008