Can DCA cure cancer?

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Offline thedoc

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Can DCA cure cancer?
« on: 04/08/2015 23:50:01 »
Marilyn Fawcett asked the Naked Scientists:
My question: does DCA cure cancer?
Marilyn from Canada here...your podcasts are brilliant, I walk 3 hours a day and always have either your podcast (or history extra) on my headset.
What do you think?
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Re: Can DCA cure cancer?
« Reply #1 on: 05/08/2015 02:15:22 »
"Although preliminary studies have shown DCA can slow the growth of certain tumors in animal studies and in vitro studies "Available evidence does not support the use of DCA for cancer treatment at this time."[3] Physicians warned of potential problems if people attempt to try DCA outside a controlled clinical trial. "If it starts going badly, who is following you before it gets out of control? By the time you realize your liver is failing, you're in big trouble", said Laura Shanner, Associate Professor of Health Ethics at the University of Alberta.[10] Notably, at least one fraudster, Hazim Gaber, has been convicted and sentenced to 33 months in prison for selling fake DCA to cancer sufferers.[11]
[Wikipedia, "Dichloroacetic acid"]

33 months isn't long enough. The schmuck ought to serve the last half of his sentence in an urn.