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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Johns Hopkins researchers invent new class of immunotherapy drugs to fight cancer

Johns Hopkins researchers have invented a new class of cancer immunotherapy drugs that are more effective at harnessing the power of the immune system to fight cancer. This new approach, which was reported in Nature Communications, results in a significant decrease of tumor growth, even against cancers that do not respond to existing immunotherapy.
"The immune system is naturally able to detect and eliminate tumor cells. However, virtually all cancers -; including the most common cancers, from lung, breast and colon cancers to melanomas and lymphomas -; evolve to counteract and defeat such immune surveillance by co-opting and amplifying natural mechanisms of immune suppression," says Atul Bedi, M.D., M.B.A., an associate professor of otolaryngology -; head and neck surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and senior author of the study.
Major way tumors evade the immune system is via regulatory T cells (Tregs), a subset of immune cells that turn off the immune system's ability to attack tumor cells. Tumors are frequently infiltrated by Tregs, and this is strongly correlated with poor outcome in multiple cancer types.
Many tumors produce high levels of a protein that promotes the development of Tregs. Bedi's team reasoned that since Tregs in the tumor shut down immune responses against tumor cells, turning off Tregs may help immunotherapy work better.
"This is especially challenging because Tregs are not only induced by the TGF-beta (transforming growth factor-beta) protein made by tumor cells but make their own TGF-beta to maintain their identity and function in the tumor," says Bedi. Tregs also make cytotoxic T-lymphocyte associated protein 4 (CTLA-4), which prevents anti-tumor immune cells from acting.
To address this problem, the researchers invented a new class of immunotherapy drugs they called Y-traps. Each Y-trap molecule is an antibody shaped like a Y and fused to a molecular "trap" that captures other molecules nearby, rendering them useless.
The researchers first designed a Y-trap that targets CTLA-4 and traps TGF-beta. This Y-trap disables both CTLA-4 and TGF-beta, which allows anti-tumor immune cells to fight the tumor and turns down Treg cells.
To test the Y-traps, the team transplanted human cancer cells into mice engineered to have human immune cells. The researchers found that their Y-trap eliminated Treg cells in tumors and slowed the growth of tumors that failed to respond to ipilimumab, a current immunotherapy drug that targets the CTLA-4 protein.
"Tregs have long been a thorn in the side of cancer immunotherapy," says Bedi. "We've finally found a way to overcome this hurdle with this CTLA-4-targeted Y-trap."
Antibodies to another immune checkpoint protein, PD-1, or its ligand (PD-L1), are a central focus of current cancer immunotherapy. While they work in some patients, they don't work in the vast majority of patients.
The research team designed a Y-trap targeting PD-L1 and trapping TGF-beta. Tested against the same engineered mice, they found that their Y-trap works better than just PD-L1-targeting drugs atezolizumab and avelumab. Again, this Y-trap slowed the growth of tumors that previously had not responded to drugs.
"These first-in-class Y-traps are just the beginning. We have already invented a whole family of these multifunctional molecules based on the Y-trap technology. Since mechanisms of immune dysfunction are shared across many types of cancer, this approach could have broad impact on improving cancer immunotherapy," says Bedi. "Y-traps could also provide a therapeutic strategy against tumors that resist current immune checkpoint inhibitors."
"This approach appears to be an innovative strategy, and an exciting technical accomplishment to target multiple suppressive mechanisms in the tumor microenvironment," says Robert Ferris, M.D., Ph.D., professor of oncology and director of the Hillman Cancer Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Ferris was not connected with the study. "I look forward to seeing its translation into the clinic."
Bedi envisions using Y-traps not only for treatment of advanced, metastatic cancers but also as a neoadjuvant therapy to create a "vaccine" effect -; that is, giving them to patients before surgery to prevent recurrence of the disease.

I am 70 Years Old and I Do Not Have a Single Joint Pain; I Will Let You Know My Solution

If you have some time with a knee pain, you have a hard time walking, and you spend a lot of time in bed due to pain. However, today I want to teach you the best natural treatment to fight these terrible pains and to be able to walk again and perform normally in your daily life.
The reality is that this remedy is a shake that you can use both as a drink and as an ointment. The best thing about this is that you can do it yourself from the comfort of your home, with ingredients that you probably have in your fridge.

So if you want to end these terrible joint pain, read to the end and learn to prepare it. Do you want to know more? Keep Reading …

Undoubtedly, joint pain is still a challenge with which traditional medicine has not yet been able to give a concrete and effective response. So far there are only treatments to relieve joint discomfort through anti-inflammatory drugs and that can produce certain effects at the stomach level.
Conditions such as osteoarthritis or arthritis that cause joint pain almost permanently are very difficult to treat. These diseases are leading to a definite and secure immobility, therefore these people are forced to use canes or lie down for a long time.
Due to this, we must mention that there is a very effective Russian remedy in natural medicine that will help you with joint pain, in addition to working to slow down the progression of the disease. That’s why today we will introduce you how to prepare it.
Remedy for joint pain:
Ingredients:
-1 eggplant
-1 liter of water
preparation:
In a pot until it boils. Remove from the heat and place the sliced aubergine inside the hot water.
Let the water cool and when you take room temperature strain the preparation. You must store 750 ml of this mixture on one side and keep the rest in another container.
For internal use:
The 750 ml that you set aside before, you should divide it into three shots throughout the day in the following way: one take on an empty stomach, the second take before lunch and the last before going to sleep.
For external use:
The remaining 250 ml you should add 50 ml of olive oil. Mix well both ingredients and apply on painful areas rubbing gently before going to sleep. It is necessary to keep the affected areas warm, it is best to place a cloth with a bandage to keep it in place.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Guide to Uterine Cancer



What Is It?

It’s a cancerous tumor in your uterus, the pear-shaped organ also known as your womb. Most women get it in the lining of the uterus (endometrium), but you can get tumors in the muscles there, too. Almost 50,000 women in the U.S. get this type of cancer each year. If you’re past menopause, your chances are higher.
Early Signs
If you haven’t been through menopause and you have bleeding or spotting -- a red, pink, or white discharge -- between periods, see your doctor. The same is true if you’ve been through menopause and have these same symptoms any time. Bleeding can be a sign of uterine cancer, but it’s also a symptom of a few other medical problems. It can be normal for some women. Your doctor can help you figure out what’s going on.

Other Symptoms

Let your doctor know if you have:
  • Pain in your pelvis (the area between your hips)
  • Lost weight without trying
  • Pain during sex
  • A hard time peeing or it hurts to pee
It’s best if you find uterine cancer before it grows or spreads, so don’t put off your checkups or ignore symptoms.

How It’s Diagnosed

You may have an ultrasound so your doctor can see inside your uterus, and she may send a tiny telescope in through your vagina to get a closer look. But a biopsy is the best way to know if it’s cancer: Your doctor will take a small amount of tissue from the lining and look for cancer cells under a microscope.

Has It spread?

If you have uterine cancer, your doctor will start with one or more of the following to see if it’s spread to nearby organs, like your cervix, or to your lymph nodes (tiny glands in your neck, armpits, and groin):
  • Ultrasound
  • MRI scan, which uses powerful magnets and radio waves to make detailed images of parts of your body
  • CT scan, which takes X-rays from different angles and puts them together to make a more complete picture.

Radiation

Your doctor may recommend this after surgery to kill any cancer cells that may still be there. It may also be an option if surgery isn’t a good idea for you. Your doctor will put tiny radioactive seeds near your tumor or beam radiation at your uterus to kill harmful cells. New types of radiation treatment make a 3-dimensional beam that’s the exact shape of the tumor.

Hormone Therapy

Estrogen and other hormones in your body can make uterine cancer grow or spread faster. New drugs like progestins, tamoxifen, LHRH agonists, and aromatase inhibitors block these hormones to slow the tumor’s growth. This can cause side effects that feel like menopause, including hot flashes, weight gain, or dryness in your vagina.

Targeted Therapy

Some newer drugs use your own cells against the tumor. Antibodies are things your body makes to knock out bugs that make you sick. In targeted therapy, your doctor puts antibodies into your blood to find and destroy the cancer cells. These smart bombs also can carry tiny bits of radiation straight to your tumor to help in the attack.

Clinical Trials

You may be able to be part of a test for new and better drugs to treat uterine cancer. Ask your doctor if there are trials in your area and if one might be right for you.

Your Sex Life

Side effects of uterine cancer treatment can change your sex life. Vaginal dryness or mood changes from hormone therapy may make sex painful or curb your desire. If you’ve had surgery to remove both your ovaries and uterus, you may have the same issues. But lubricants can help with dryness, and some women say their sex lives actually get better after surgery because they have less pain and other symptoms.

Pregnancy

While most women who get uterine cancer are past menopause, younger women can get it, too. If you hope to have children, talk to your doctor about your options, such as storing eggs, before you begin treatment -- surgery, radiation, and hormones can affect your fertility. 

Can You Prevent It?

Get regular women’s health checkups so your doctor can spot any signs of cancer early. Your age, genes, and family history may raise your chance of uterine cancer, but you can do some things to help prevent it, like stay at a healthy weight and get plenty of exercises. And if you have diabetes or high blood pressure, work with your doctor to control it.

Scientists Just Discovered A New Human Organ, And It Could Have Huge Implications For How We Treat Cancer


Scientists Just Discovered A New Human Organ, And It Could Have Huge Implications For How We Treat Cancer.


You would think, after thousands of years of study, we’d have nailed down what was going on inside us. But researchers are arguing that they have accidentally discovered an entirely new organ.
The new structure could even help explain where much of the fluid in our body sits, and may even be the source of lymph, the fluid that is essential to the functioning of our immune system. As such this network, or structure, of fluid-filled channels could be playing a significant role in maintaining our health, as well as propagating disease.
It's not even limited to the obscure parts of us – it is found wrapped around many of our other, more well known, organs. You see, while we thought our lungs, digestive tract, and even our skin were surrounded by tough and dense connective tissue, it turns out that this tissue is in fact riddled with spaces supported through a meshwork of strong connective proteins to prevent them from collapsing, and which freely allow fluid to flow.


This could help explain where so much of our body’s fluid goes. While our cells contain most of the fluid, and the circulatory system carries a whole load more, over a third went unaccounted for and was simply said to be “interstitial”, or just floating around between organs and cells. The researchers claim, in a paper published in Scientific Advances, that the “interstitium” should be defined as an organ in its own right.
They think it may explain why some forms of cancer can spread so rapidly and between unrelated organs. It might also help explain why wrinkles develop, as when you age these channels in the tissue under your skin may fold in on themselves.
It was while conducting routine endoscopies of patients that doctors noticed that the tissue surrounding the bile duct, which should have been fairly solid and dense, was actually covered in an intriguing pattern. When one then decided to take a look using the same device under the skin of his nose, he surprisingly found exactly the same effect.
The key, it seems, was looking at living tissue at such fine magnification. Up until now, medical researchers have relied on fixed tissue microscope slides when studying the human body, say the authors. To do this, they take thin slices of tissue, treat it with chemicals, and dye the structures so that they can be easily identified when placed under a microscope.
The problem, however, is that the fixing drains the tissue of all fluid, and it is expected that this process collapses all the once fluid-filled compartments of the interstitium. Because of this, researchers looking at slides of organs have simply assumed the flattened compartments were tears in the tissue.
It now seems that they will need to do more work to define this structure and convince others that it is an organ in its own right, rather than just a new type of tissue.
“This finding has potential to drive dramatic advances in medicine, including the possibility that the direct sampling of interstitial fluid may become a powerful diagnostic tool," explained co-author Neil Theise.

Russian Scientists Discover Protein Which Causes Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct

The unusual protein, found in the skin cells of human beings and other warm-blooded animals, has a molecular structure similar to that of the toxins of snakes and other reptiles.

Molecular biologists from Moscow State University and the Russian Academy of Sciences have discovered proteins that can help suppress the growth of cancerous tumors. 
The genomes of human beings and other multicellular organisms contain several sets of genes with special 'instructions', calling on their cells to self-destruct when certain conditions are met. Usually, these reactions are triggered not as a result of internal cellular processes, but through contact of cell membranes with specific signal-sending molecules. This allows the immune system to kill 'rebellious' cells which threaten to cause cancerous tumors and clear the organism of weak and old cells.
Dr. Mikhail Shulepko of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Biochemistry, coauthor of a new study on the subject, explained that special proteins in mammalian skin cells have been found to have a structure similar to that of toxins of snakes and other reptiles. However, unlike their toxic 'cousins', which work to block the transmission of nerve impulses, the mammalian proteins, called SLURPs, act not on the nervous system, but on all cells in general, and speed up or slow down their growth.
The scientists' find prompted them to consider whether such proteins could be used to fight against cancer as a kind of 'stop signal' against the proliferation of cancer cells. They tested this idea by growing skin, breast, lung and rectum cells in a lab and treating them with large quantities of the SLURP-1 and SLURP-2 proteins.
Their research, published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, showed that both proteins significantly slowed the growth of nearly all types of cancer, blocking the work of special receptors on the surface of cells which cause them to divide. The biologists found that after a day of such treatment, the number of cancer cells dropped by 40-70% compared to tumor control samples.
Furthermore, the injection of large quantities of SLURP-1 and SLURP-2 proteins into the cellular nutrient medium caused cancerous cells to produce even more of these same molecules, leading to a chain reaction and resulting in the cancer cells to essentially destroy themselves.
"We will continue to study how SLURP works on other cancer models, including cell cultures of primary tumors, as well as human tumors implanted on the bodies of laboratory animals. If these effects are confirmed, it will be possible to consider clinical studies for our proteins," Dr. Shulepko said.
According to the biologists, more work is still required to determine how exactly these proteins cause cancer cells to self-destruct, and what role they play in the work of the body.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Statins are gateway drugs for Big Pharma: Take one and you’ll need four or five more prescriptions for the side effects



One out of every three American adults take statins, and if you think that sounds like good news for statin manufacturers, you’re missing the bigger picture. All of Big Pharmabenefits when people take statins. In fact, statins can really be thought of as gateway drugs. After all, they have so many side effects that you will likely end up taking several other medications after you start statins just to deal with them.
What can happen to you if you take these dangerous drugs? They suppress your body’s immune system, rendering it less able to fight off infections. They also inhibit production of coenzyme Q10, which helps to regulate your immune and nervous system and maintain a healthy heart and blood pressure. There’s also a higher risk of neurological diseases when you take statins, with many patients reporting forgetfulness, confusion and memory loss. But don’t worry – whatever happens to you, Big Pharma has a solution for that, too!

Highly increase risk of diabetes

Statins also increase your risk of diabetes, so much so that the FDA has required that a warning label be placed on the package informing people of the link between statins, higher blood glucose levels and diabetes. The risk is especially heightened if you are an older woman. An Australian study found that elderly women who took high doses of statins had a 50 percent higher risk of developing diabetes. This could mean you’ll end up on diabetes medication for the rest of your life.
And for what benefit are you placing yourself at so much risk? According to research published in BMJ, taking statins over the course of two to five years adds just 3.2 days to a patient’s lifespan on average – if the side effects don’t kill them first. Yes, they’ve been approved by the FDA, but how many times has the FDA had to pull drugs after initially approving them as their dangers became too obvious to ignore?

Statin alternatives

If all this make you want to keep your distance from statins, you will be pleased to know there are some great alternatives. Dr. Jack Wolfson, a Phoenix-area holistic cardiologist, believes that a wellness model needs to be followed rather than a sickness one.
In an interview with Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, he pointed out that cardiologists sometimes fall into the easy routine of blindly prescribing statins as Big Pharma tells them to and collecting a paycheck. After all, they’ve got medical school loans to pay off.
Dr. Wolfson asks why people would want to choose statins, which can reduce the risks associated with high cholesterol slightly yet put them at risk of many other problems, when they could take safe actions that bring their risks down to zero? He said that nobody says they feel better when they take statins and blood pressure medications. In contrast, those who turn to evidence-based supplements often report feeling great, losing weight, and having more energy.

Natural alternatives

Some of the alternatives he mentioned in the interview include beetroot powder, magnesium, and Omega 3. He says that we can make such a big difference in our health through food., and he also points out how powerful the sun can be in keeping us healthy. He also suggests that people get more physical activity, such as walking or gardening.
When your health is less than optimum, Dr. Wolfson says, your body is deficient in nutrients, not pharmaceuticals. Drugs might be good for emergencies, but when it comes to prevention, you can’t beat a healthy, well-rounded and nutritious diet, physical activity, and good old-fashioned sunshine. What do you have to lose by trying it?

Newly Engineered Antibody Can Fight Back Against 99 Percent of HIV Strains

A new study has produced an antibody that's able to kill off 99 percent of HIV strains. The protein is made up of three broadly neutralizing antibodies, and it is said to be more effective than any naturally occurring antibody that's been discovered.

ADVANCED ANTIBODIES

Research carried out by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in conjunction with pharmaceutical firm Sanofi has produced an antibody capable of attacking 99 percent of HIV strains. The International Aids Society has heralded the finding as an “exciting breakthrough.”
The human body has difficulty fighting HIV because of the way that the virus changes and mutates — a single patient can have numerous unique strains of the infection present in their body simultaneously. However, a slim minority of people who suffer from HIV eventually develop a means of battling back in the form of broadly neutralizing antibodies.
These proteins are capable of killing off numerous HIV strains at once, so for this joint study between NIH and Sanofi, researchers set out to find a way to harness this natural defense.


To that end, they combined three unique antibodies to produce a tri-specific antibody. While the most effective naturally occurring antibodies can only target 90 percent of HIV strains, this tri-specific antibody was observed to take on 99 percent. It was even successful at low concentrations. Furthermore, an experiment in which 24 monkeys were administered with the antibodies and then injected with the virus didn’t result in a single infection.
As Sanofi’s Dr. Gary Nabel told the BBC, “[The tri-specific antibodies] are more potent and have greater breadth than any single naturally occurring antibody that’s been discovered.” The next step to putting these powerful antibodies to work is a clinical trial, which is expected to get underway in 2018.

STILL MUCH TO DO

Over the last few decades, we have seen some amazing advances in the fight against HIV. These range from the various treatment methods that are now available to the hugely successful educational campaign that’s been carried out in Africa.

Truly, no stone is being left unturned in the search for better HIV treatments. Scientists in South Africa are investigating the case of a nine-year-old child who was seemingly cured of HIV after receiving antiretroviral therapy. Another study saw researchers look into cows’ ability to produce broadly neutralizing antibodies with the goal of using them to combat the virus.
With any luck, methodology will continue to improve at a fast pace. At the end of 2015, 36.7 million people around the world were living with HIV/AIDS, so clearly a lot more work needs to be done. However, this new research project and others like it could lead to the next level of advancements with regards to the virus.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

6 Sitting Exercises For A Flat Tummy


We all come to a point in our lives when we realize that a few exercises for muscle strength and stretching need to become a part of our everyday routine.
For example, have you noticed that your body is not bouncing back with the same elasticity as in your youth? Do you have an accumulated belly fat? Do you have a few extra pounds on your waist and buttocks? An unhealthy lifestyle, dominated by processed foods and lack of activity can do that to you.
Toning your body, losing weight, living a healthier life. Saying your objectives out loud is very good and can help stay motivated. But, if you don’t charge your batteries and begin to change your life habits immediately, there will be no way to reach them.
The truth is that going to the gym is not only expensive but also makes you lose a lot of time. From the moment you start preparing your things, to arriving at the gym, do the exercises, shower, dry your hair, and then return back home.
Currently, we all live lives in which we lack time. Thus, we try to do things in a way that we can help us save as much time as possible.
Fortunately, professionals are here to help us. The popular personal trainer Denise Austin has developed 6 exercises that can help women stay in shape without losing much time.

Sitting Exercises For A Flat Tummy

If your working day is based on spending hours and hours sitting in a chain, in front of a computer or a pile of papers, and you don’t have the time to go to the gym, don’t worry. We have the perfect option for you. It’ll take less than 10 minutes to perform these exercises, and you can do them in the same chair at work. In this way, you’ll get fit while you’re sitting.

1. Alternate Knee Up

While sitting in your chair, start raising one knee to the chest, and then the other. Do 3 sets of 25 repetitions. Contract your abdominals throughout the exercise. This is a perfect exercise for your waistline and lower tummy.

2. Both Knees Up

Then, lift both legs at once. This will take a little bit more effort, but it’s more effective and engages the entire abdomen. Just as with the previous exercise, contract your abdominals, to work them well. Don’t force it with your lower back. Do 25 repetitions.

3. Side-To-Side

Now, repeat the second exercise, but do it to the side. Do 2 sets of 15 reps. Repeat the same with the other side. This is an excellent aerobic exercise for your waistline.

4. Upper Trunk Workout

When you’re finished with your legs, let’s touch the upper trunk. Rotate your waistline, contracting your abdominals at the same time. This is a very simple and effective exercise, which works your spine and gives great results with the waistline. Keep doing it for one minute.

5. Reach The Floor

Now, let’s reach to the floor. First, stretch your arms to the side, forming a cross with your body. Open your legs, so that your knees are in a straight line with your shoulders. Lower the trunk to touch the floor with your right hand. Then, do the same with your left hand. Continue with alternate movements for at least one minute. This is a great exercise for your love handles.

6. Lift Your Body

We have already reached the sixth and last exercise. This is the most challenging one, and you’ll be able to do it only if your chair is stable enough to support your weight.
Contract your abdominals, raise your legs, and lift your whole body so that your weight falls on your arms. Hold the position for one minute.
In the following video, you can see Denise doing the aforementioned exercises step by step.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Doctor Shows How To Remove All The Liver Fat In a Few Days!

The increased cases of chronic diseases and conditions in recent years are usually brought on by our poor lifestyle and diet. The unhealthy foods we eat are especially tough on our liver. Fatty liver disease is one of the most common liver diseases recently, and it occurs due to accumulated fat in the liver. The disease manifests through pain in the upper middle area of the abdomen (where the liver is located) and is pretty difficult to resolve. People suffering from fatty liver disease also experience fatigue as well as numerous other symptoms.
The good news is that there’s a natural remedy which can treat fatty liver diseases. It is so effective that Big Pharma hates it, so it might be a good idea to write it down before it’s erased from the internet. Here’s how to prepare it:
Ingredients
2 lemons
2 medium-sized beets
2 cups mineral water
Preparation
Wash and peel the beets first, then cut them and put the pieces in a blender. Add the mineral water and lemons next, then mix everything nicely and drink the mixture fresh. Experts recommend drinking the mixture 3 times a week for best results. It will purify your body and blood of toxins, clean your liver and remove the accumulated fat from it, while also preventing further damage.
Here’s another remedy that can help heal your liver:
Ingredients
2 lemons
2 cups apple juice
500 ml. parsley juice
½ garlic clove
A small piece of ginger
80 ml. olive oil
A cup of herbal tea
Preparation
The preparation of this juice is pretty simple – just mix all the ingredients in a blender and you’re done. Drink the beverage 5 days in a row 2 hours before your meals and it will clean your liver and boost its function, effectively improving your overall health.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

THE HISTORY & EFFECTIVENESS OF CHEMOTHERAPY







THE HISTORY & EFFECTIVENESS OF CHEMOTHERAPYChemotherapy was originally discovered during World War II when autopsies were being performed on soldiers that had been exposed to mustard gas – a nerve agent used in chemical warfare. 
Now that we understand the history of how chemotherapy came to be, let’s have a look at the effectiveness. 
The truth is that chemo is toxic, carcinogenic (causes cancer), destroys erythrocytes (red blood cells), devastates the immune system, and destroys vital organs.

Mustard gas was one of the most deadly chemical weapons deployed in battle and could be absorbed through the skin, so gas masks were useless. Even fully clothed soldiers weren’t protected. It could take up to six weeks to die from mustard gas, and it was a terrible way to die. 
The men examined tested for depleted bone marrow and lymph systems, which are cells that naturally divide faster than other cells in the human body. Since cancer cells divide faster than normal cells, scientists wondered if mustard gas could be used in the treatment of cancer. 
In 1942, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center secretly began treating breast cancer with the first versions of chemotherapy drugs, which were called “nitrogen mustards.” No one was cured.
In 1943 trials were also conducted at Yale University where 160 patients were also treated with chemotherapy. Again, no one was cured. However, since chemotherapy shrank the tumours, researchers proclaimed the trials to be a “success.”
Gradually, synthetic versions of the nitrogen mustards were developed, but they all had one thing in common:  They are unable to differentiate between “healthy” cells and “cancerous” cells, so they kill everything.  Healthy cells, such as bone marrow and immune cells, that are naturally fast dividing are killed off as effectively as the fast-dividing cancer cells. Chemotherapy drugs are some of the most toxic substances known to the human body. They kill healthy cells and damage organs making recovery from chemotherapy treatment almost a miracle. 
“Very few people realize the whole generation of chemotherapeutic drugs that are being used today – and there are over 100 of them – really developed from poisonous nerve gas developed for warfare.” ~ Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez
There was a study done that showed 90% of oncologists would not prescribe the treatments they prescribe to their patients to their own wife or child. Why is that? 
The chemicals being used to ‘fight’ cancer actually cause cancer. Tamoxifen, which is prescribed to most women with breast cancer is classified as a carcinogen by the American Cancer Society and World Health Organizations. By using these chemicals to treat cancer we are actually generating new cancers. 
“It is estimated that by 2020 more than half of all cancer in America will be medically induced from drugs or radiation, so our medical establishment itself will soon become the leading cause of cancer in America.” ~ Dr Ben Johnson, M.D., N.M.D., D.O.
“Treating cancer with chemotherapy is like treating alcoholism with vodka. It’s like treating heart disease with cheese, or diabetes with high-fructose corn syrup. Cancer cannot be cured by the very thing that causes it. Don’t let some cancer doctor talk you into chemotherapy using his (or her) fear tactics. They’re good at that. So next time he insists that you take some chemotherapy, ask him to take some first. If your oncologist isn’t willing to take chemotherapy in front of you to prove it’s safe, why on earth would you agree to have it injected in your body?” ~ Mike Adams

After studying the lifespans of cancer patients for more than 25 years, Dr. Hardin B. Jones came to the conclusion that, despite popular belief, chemotherapy doesn’t work. He found that cancer patients who underwent chemotherapy actually died more quickly.
“People who refused treatment lived for an average of 12 and a half years. Those who accepted other kinds of treatment lived on an average of only 3 years.” ~ Dr. Hardin B. Jones
It’s not cancer that really hurts people. When a patient has cancer and gets immunosuppressed from the treatments they end up dying from liver failure, kidney failure, pneumonia, sepsis, etc. NOT cancer. 
“I began to notice that my long term survivor list was pretty short. I began reading the literature that everyone was that after five years of chemo, in their OWN literature, they recorded only 2.1% survival rate” ~ Dr. James Forsythe, M.D.
There was a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Oncology in 2004 that reviewed 12 years of data and found that 97% of adults treated with chemotherapy were dead within 5 years.
If the MD medical community is all about research, double-blind studies, and proving things, why is chemotherapy still being used if it has been proven to cause more harm than good?