|John Kanzius's Radio Frequency Generator|
An inventor in Erie, PA, has developed a currently experimental cancer treatment using radio frequencies. John Kanzius provided the idea that a radio frequency could be used to heat up gold or carbon in the body, and if they were attached to cancer cells, then the cancer could die without the need for any chemotherapy or damage to healthy cells.
How’s it supposed to work?
Radio waves surround us every day, from the alarm clock that has a radio station, to the cell phone that sends and receives information. They cannot hurt us, but they can heat up certain metals such as gold. If the cancer could be “tagged” with these metals, then the radio waves could heat them up. This would cause the cancer to die within the body, but it would leave the healthy cells alone and it would be totally safe. John Kanzius has patented this as the "RF-induced hyperthermia".
The one setback that Kanzius has right now is that the metal can only target cancer cells and has to avoid hurting healthy ones. The theory that he is currently working on is to bind the metal to a certain chemical molecule. That molecule would have a receptor that targets only the cancer cells, and then it would bond and the process would work. It could potentially eliminate almost every kind of cancer, short of anything that cannot be removed, such as late-stage brain tumors.
How did it come up?
After Kanzius had retired, he was diagnosed with leukemia in 2002. During the course of chemotherapy, he noticed how much people suffered to rid themselves of the suffering. He especially noticed that chemotherapy had a very negative effect on children. Being a radio engineer, he knew a lot about the effects of the radio waves and he came up with the conclusion that he could use his knowledge to fight cancer for these children. He engineered the Kanzius RF machine. After doing some research, Kanzius acquired the help of Richard Smalley, a nanotechnologist that helped create the buckeyball, and they came up with the theory that carbon could be used instead of metal.
Since Smalley and Kanzius joined, more research has been done by other researchers, including MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, by Stephen Curley.
The RF Machine
The machine itself was invented by John Kanzius. The machine has been described as:
A device that “uses a capacitor to focus radio waves in a transmitting head to send them to a receiving head. Between the two machines is a space of several inches where a rat will be placed so the radio waves can be sent through it".
The first deviced used in the trial experiments was one donated by Energy-onix, a manufacturer of radio transmitters that is based in NY.M
Four machines have been made and are currently being used, but Kanzius estimates the total needs, if the tests prove successful, to be around 3,000-5,000, with an escalation of up to 100,000.
Kanzius gets the final say as to who can use the machines, so it is only being certain major medical centers, until the targeting process is perfected.