Cancer is a very deadly disease that currently kills a lot of people around the world. The main cause of cancer is yet to be discovered and only substances speculated to be enhancers in development of cancer cells are known. There is still no known cure for cancer and the available treatments have catastrophic side effects. From chemotherapy, which affects the patient’s health adversely, to surgery which leads to mutilation, these treatments are nasty.
Recent research has discovered that fruit from the Blushwood tree can kill numerous cancers FAST. In fact, the cancer never returnedin 75% of cases. This berry with amazing anti-cancer properties grows on the blushwood tree, which only thrives in pockets of Far North Queensland.
This discovery was made following an eight-year study by a group of scientists from the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane, led by Dr Glen Boyle.An experimental drug derived from the berry, EBC-46, has so far been used on 300 animals, including cats, dogs and horses.
There were no side effects, but what amazed scientists most was how fast the fruit compounds worked; the drug took effect within five minutes and tumors disappeared within days.
“The compound works by three ways essentially: it kills the tumour cells directly, it cuts off the blood supply and it also activates the body’s own immune system to clean up the mess that’s left behind.”
“The surprising thing for us and the thing that we don’t see very often is the speed with which this occurs,” Dr Boyle said.
Dr Boyle said the findings of the pre-clinical trials suggested the drug could be effective in human patients.Dr. Boyle was hopeful for the fruit compound to be used for tumors that can be accessed by direct injection, but said that it would not be effective against metastatic cancers, and therefore could only add to chemo and radiation treatments rather than replace them.