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    FiB Episode 021 - Science Versus Cancer with Dr. Evangelos Michelakis

    Dr. Michelakis explains how to target the metabolism of cancer cells

    Host: Marc Pelletier

    Guest: Dr. Evangelos Michelakis, MD, FACC, FAHA

    Our guest, Dr. E. Michelakis, published an extremely interesting paper on how a very inexpensive drug called DCA, could potentially tackle multiple forms cancer including lung, brain, and breast cancer. Otherwise known as dichlororoacetate, it has been used for decades to treat the metabolic disorder Lactic Acidosis and other inherited mitochondrial metabolic diseases. It can seemingly switch the unique metabolism of cancer cells back to normal - triggering a process referred to as Apoptosis - a form of programmed cell death. This is an amazing science versus cancer story - BUT:

    Please listen to the disclaimer at the end of the show, I did keet the tape rolling and our discussion moved towards the potential missuse of DCA outside the context of clinical trials. So again - really - please listen to Dr. Michelakis' final comments if your thinking of using DCA.

    Some interesting links:

    Official University of Alberta DCA Website
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    Dr. Michelakis' paper in Cancer Cell
    Scientific Review: “Metabolic Targeting as an Anti-cancer Strategy; Dawn of a New Era?”

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