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As a former jounalist, I once came across an intriguing story regarding alternate protocols for the treatment of cancer. The story generated from research I had undertaken at Berkely on behalf of a friend who had requested my help.



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I was able to find one website that mentioned chalones and cancer treatment on the internet at http://www.cancermed.com/br10re.html. That site mentions that chalones had shown promise as anti-mitotic agents (chemicals to prevent or slow cell division), but their effect turned out to be much stronger on normal cells than on cancerous ones.

I assume (not having read them) that those original studies used chalones alone. But their potential has not been forgotten. I searched PubMed (a searchable database of current medical and scientific publications) and found lots of current work still looking at chalones in combination with other drugs. For a little less technical a description, there was an article in Fortune magazine May 29, 2000 (by D. Stipp) you may want to check out as well.

Christine Ticknor
Ph.D. Candidate
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut



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