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[The Gleaner] Jamaican scientist lands blow in cancer fight effective treatment for some types of cancer

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Bit old but great nonetheless
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A Jamaican scientist is being celebrated on the international stage for finding an effective treatment for some types of cancer.

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Dr Lawrence Williams, a research scientist at the Scientific Research Council (SRC), has been awarded an international patent on a compound isolated from the Guinea Hen Weed as a protein complex of dibenzyl trisulphide.

The SRC said the protein complex has the ability to kill a wide range of cancers.

The Jamaican's discovery has the potential to fight various kinds of cancers, a few of which are: melanoma, lung cancer and breast cancer. The molecule also has implications for the treatment of ageing diseases.

The SRC noted that, with more than 13 years dedicated to this research, Williams has revealed that the complex is superior in killing cancer cells relative to the pure compound found in the Guinea Hen Weed-dibenzyl trisulphide.

"This remarkable breakthrough comes at a time when the world is crippled by the effects of cancer, as it is one of the leading killers globally," the SRC asserted.

The SRC said it joined the remainder of the international medical fraternity in celebrating the scientific breakthrough.

"This is good news for Jamaica, given its ability to contribute to health, longevity and as a major foreign exchange earner. Williams' discovery could change the face of medicine as we now know it," the SRC declared.

Williams said that the next stage is conducting clinical trials of the compound and the development of a pharmaceutical agent.

The SRC, one of Jamaica's chief proponents of scientific research and development, commended its team member on his "outstanding contribution to science".

Rights to the patent are shared with Dr George Levy, a Jamaica-born medical doctor living in the United States.

Great news!!!! Second plant they found in Jamaica that has cancer curing properties!!!

Gotta love my Country!!! See avatar.


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GO HERE FOR ADDITIONAL ARTICLES ON OTHER PLANTS THAT MAY HAVE CANCER CURING/FIGHTING PROPERTIES

Edited by Jamar16 - 3/4/12 at 8:55am
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hopefully the cure will be in the form of rum
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Holy mother of god....
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hopefully the cure will be in the form of rum

hahaha that would be rather interesting lol.. Rum does have it's uses though for home remedies, however i am not sure it would mix well with this. Imagine getting cured and drunk at the same time lol.
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God bless him

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This is some healthy news biggrin.gif i was thinking that it will take +5 years to create cure for cancer. Now think guys, so many breasts can be saved with it biggrin.gif

Oh and one more thing. Anyone knows how to donate his research?
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false hope more like,there is something called the cancer industry you might wanna googe it.
    
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hopefully the cure will be in the form of rum

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Article is from December 2010...
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false hope more like,there is something called the cancer industry you might wanna googe it.

this...

there is way too much money to loose if this was indeed true and effective
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