Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What Is Cancer?

   Instead of the usual blog here on MedTruth I want  to call your attention to a new paper (manuscript) I have recently published on a new, actually revolutionary, theory on cancer, What Is Cancer?, defining cancer as a normal body process which serves to "protect" the body from perhaps the most devastating environmental threat imposed on it during a person's lifetime.  This environmental threat translates into tissue and organ damage--culminating in such disorders as heart attacks, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases--aging (senescence) and cellular and whole-body mortallity (death).  This fundamental threat from the environment is the development of oxidative stress--resulting from the oxygen environment in which we live and our oxygen-based metabolism.

   In 1931 Otto Warburg received the Nobel Prize for his demonstration that cancer cells utilize a process known as glycolysis as their chief means of energy production, rather than the more energy-efficient oxidative respiration, as in normal cells.  The present paper, What Is Cancer?, proposes that glycolysis serves a much more vital and deep-seated process to the overall integrity--and, paradoxically, downfall--of the body.  In the present paper it is proposed that the basic "defect" of cancer is not glycolysis in cancer cells but a metabolic "shift" to enhanced  glycolysis in normal cells, and that therapy of this "shift" in normal cells may constitute an effective treatment for cancer.

   What Is Cancer? is published on the Internet by the author to secure wide dissemination in the professional and lay medical community and can be accessed at:  Those with scientific or medical training and/or inclincation should find little difficulty in comprehending its contents.