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The Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation announced to the world the exciting developments Lisa Adams of Lilly Broadcasting first shared during our Community for Kanzius telethon on Monday. There is so much success in testing the Kanzius treatment on cancer in large animals, pigs to be specific, researchers are ready to take the results to the Food and Drug Administration or FDA. 

Lead researcher Dr. Steven Curley shared the latest information with Adams when she visited the labs at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston in late September.

In addition to the "large animal" trials going very well, there is another development that is expected to move the research forward toward government approval for human trials.  The intellectual property rights to the Kanzius idea is changing hands from the holding company called Thermed to a different company.  Kanzius Foundation officials declined to release the name of the company, but Dr. Curley told us, he expects the new firm to invest in the idea and to be very aggressive in taking the concept to the FDA for approval in human testing.

Lilly Broadcasting was first to take you inside the research labs at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, to see the Gen V edition of the Kanzius radio frequency machine.  Dr. Curley told us that in trials on pigs with liver and pancreatic cancers, they are seeing great results. "So we've seen in those two that we've been able to control the tumors, kill them completely in some of the animals that we've treated, and in the ones that they're not killed completely, we know we could come back and re-treat the animal again," said Curley.  "So that's the one thing that we are actually showing control of these very aggressive cancers, but the second component it, which was always John's dream, is we're not finding any toxic side effects to the treatment."

The Kanzius radio frequency machines now in use in Houston, made in Erie by Industrial Sales and Manufacturing the models of what would be used in human trials.   "The Gen V device is very similar to the type of device we would use for human clinical trials, so this generation of the device is really sort of the quantum step forward that will allow us to go to the FDA," said Curley.

Mark Neidig, Executive Director of the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation said funds raised for the project are more important now than ever.  "We know that going to the finish line is the hardest part, the funding needed will amplify and we just need to keep that momentum going," said Neidig.

And talk about momentum, thanks to your support, the 6th annual Community for Kanzius telethon was a record setter.  We brought in over 245 thousand dollars for the Kanzius research. You can still donate on the Kanzius page here on our web site.  You can also check out our four part series of reports from the Kanzius research labs in Houston.

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