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The Cancer Industry Finally Discovers Laetrile

In September 2000 The BBC broadcast the following news:

Cyanide targets cancer

By BBC News Online's Jonathan Amos, 7 September 2000

Scientists are using cyanide to attack tumours.
They have tested a two-stage drug that harnesses the power of the dangerous chemical to kill bowel cancer cells in the lab.

The researchers, at Imperial College, London, now hope to refine the technology and test it on patients.

The technique takes a lead from some plants that release cyanide to protect themselves from insect attack.

Tumour specific

The cassava plant, almond tree and hydrangea, all have an enzyme that will produce cyanide when it comes into contact with a particular sugar molecule.

The enzyme and the sugar are normally kept apart and are only brought together when a pest bites into the plant tissue.

The Imperial College scientists have engineered the enzyme and attached it to an antibody that will target specific tumours, when injected into the body.

A second drug, containing the sugar, would then be introduced which would react with the enzyme to release cyanide and kill the cancer cells.

No resistance

Dr Mahendra Deonarain said the system would be so specific that only the target tumour would be exposed to the cyanide.

"The enzyme will circulate around the body and accumulate in the tumour only, and then it will clear from everywhere else. Then the second step is to inject the sugar drug and that itself will circulate around the body but only where the tumour is, where the enzyme is, will you get the cyanide.

"It will be enough to kill the cancer cells and you will be able to repeat it over and over again until the tumour has gone." Dr Deonarain said the cancer cells would not be able to develop resistance to the cyanide in the way they can with some of current cancer therapies.


What these researchers have done is 'discover' laetrile -- a cancer treatment pioneered in 1950 by Dr Ernst T Krebs jr and used successfully by him in partnership with H H Beard in the middle of the 20th century.

Laetrile is still a very well-known treatment which has had great success in unconventional cancer circles. It was suppressed vigorously by the medical profession. One practitioner, Jimmy Keller, reckoned on an 80% success rate if the cancer patient had not had chemotherapy, and 60% if he had. This is far, far better than anything that conventional medicine can achieve. Unfortunately, Keller was not a doctor, and only doctors are allowed to treat cancer in the USA, so he was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for curing people. Hundreds of people who had been cured by Keller lobbied the judge in 1997 and Keller's sentence was reduced to 2 years suspended, on condition that he stopped curing cancers. He came out of prison in January 1998. However, many cancer patients, who had not been helped by conventional medicine, came to him to be cured. A kind and humane man, Keller hadn't the heart to turn them away so the authorities locked him up again. In the USA curing people is a heinous crime.

Laetrile is a compound, amygdalin, which contains cyanide. It is found in fruit pits, particularly of apricots. This 'new discovery' is that linamarin, found in cassava, hydrangea, etcetera, is a similar cyanide-bearing compound.

As this compound is 'new', no doubt they can patent it and make a lot of money out of what they have derided as quackery for so long.

But the linamarin substance is not as effective as amygdalin - laetrile.

To find more about laetrile, just enter the word into a search engine. World Without Cancer's website is a good place to start.

How Laetrile works

Laetrile (amygdalin) is a simple compound found most abundantly in the seeds of non-citrus fruits. Most commercially prepared laetrile is extracted from apricot seeds. Laetrile is composed of two molecules of glucose (sugar), one molecule of benzaldehyde (an analgesic) and one molecule of hydrocyanic acid (a cell-killing compound). It is the hydrocyanic acid which kills cancer cells.

Laetrile's action relies on a chemical difference between normal cells and cancer cells:

  • Cancer cells contain in abundance an enzyme called beta-glucosidase; normal cells have very little of it.
  • Normal cells have large quantities of another enzyme called rhodanese; cancer cells are deficient in that.

Laetrile is broken down into its component parts as a result of the action of beta-glucosidase. As normal cells are deficient in this, most of the cyanide is released only in cancer cells. With nothing to control it, the cyanide released destroys the cancer cells.

In normal body tissue, deficient in beta-glucosidase, very little cyanide is released and rhodanese, in the presence of sulphur-bearing compounds, converts the little free cyanide which may be released to thiocyanate which is not toxic. This thiocyanate is then excreted in the urine. In this way normal cells survive unharmed.

The cancer industry has been searching for decades for a 'magic bullet', a treatment which targets only cancer cells without damaging normal cells, and there it was all the time and they refused to acknowledge it.

Last updated 14 December 2000

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