- Will scientists someday be able to 'dial up' an electromagnetic
treatment for some people's cancer? Possibly, according to scientists at
eight laboratories in five countries, who published an interesting article
recently in the Journal of Experimental Clinical Cancer Research (2009;28:51).
An international team, headed by Dr. Alexandre Barbault of Lausanne, Switzerland,
found that most frequencies were lethal to a particular cancer type. They
call their device a "noninvasive biofeedback method."
- In this trial, 13 patients were considered evaluable
for response. Of these, one with a hormone-refractory breast cancer metastatic
to the adrenal gland and bone had a complete response lasting 11 months.
A similar patient had a partial response lasting 13.5 months. Four had
stable disease: of these, one with thyroid cancer metastatic to the lung
had 34.1 months stability, a non-small cell lung cancer patient was stable
for 5.1 months, a patient with pancreatic cancer metastatic to liver was
stabilized for 41 months and a patient with leiomyosarcoma remained stable
for 4.0 months.
- The authors concluded that "cancer-related frequencies
appear to be tumor-specific and treatment with tumor-specific frequencies
is feasible, well tolerated and may have biological efficacy in patients
with advanced cancer."
- The same authors had previously shown that administration
of a low level electromagnetic field (at a frequency of 42.7 Hz) by means
of a battery-powered portable device could change the brain waves of healthy
volunteers and is associated with the relaxation effect. The device has
been used to induce sleep in insomniacs. Such an approach has been called
Low Energy Emission Therapy (LEET). For those who think such an approach
is dangerous, they point out that the amount of energy delivered to the
brain in this way "is 100 to 1000 times lower than the amount of electromagnetic
fields delivered by handheld cellular phones and does not result in any
heating effect within the brain."
- The authors explained that in their study of cancer patients
they had observed "strikingly similar frequencies among patients with
the same type of cancer."
- A Rife Connection?
- Royal Raymond Rife
- (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
- This technology bears some resemblance to the ideas of
a notorious American inventor, Royal Raymond Rife (1888-1971). In the 1930s,
Rife claimed to have invented a "beam ray" device that could
destroy cancers (and other supposedly virally-induced diseases) by vibrating
at the "Mortal Oscillatory Rate" (MOR) of their constituent chemicals.
- After publication of a sensationalist book in 1987 ("The
Cancer Cure That Worked"), the sale of various "Rife machines"
multiplied. I cannot vouch for the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of any
or all of these electromagnetic devices. But in the light of the above
paper, perhaps Rife's controversial work bears re-examination from the