since chemotherapy was introduced into the practice of western medicine,
doctors and oncologists have been trying to answer this nagging question:
Why does chemotherapy seem to work at first, but then cancer tumors cells
grow back even more aggressively while the body becomes resistant to chemotherapy?
out that chemotherapy damages healthy cells, causing them to secrete a protein
that accelerates the growth of cancer tumors. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/chemotherapy-backfire-boost-cancer-growth-study-164516832.html
protein, dubbed "WNT16B," is taken up by nearby cancer cells,
causing them to "grow, invade, and importantly, resist subsequent therapy,"
said Peter Nelson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
He's the co-author of the study that documented this phenomenon, published
in Nature Medicine.
protein, it turns out, explains why cancer tumors grow more aggressively
following chemotherapy treatments. In essence, chemotherapy turns healthy
cells into WNT16B factories which churn out this "activator" chemical
that accelerates cancer tumor growth.
findings of the study were confirmed with prostate cancer, breast cancer
and ovarian cancer tumors. This discovery that chemotherapy backfires by
accelerating cancer tumor growth is being characterized as "completely
unexpected" by scientists.
chemotherapy fraud exposed
has explained over the last decade, chemotherapy is medical fraud. Rather
than boosting the immune response of patients, it harms the immune system,
causing tumors to grow back. This latest researching further confirms what
we've known for years in the holistic health community: That chemotherapy
is, flatly stated, poison. It's not "treatment," it's not medicine,
and it's not prevention or a cure. It's poison with virtually no medicinal
value except in perhaps one to two percent of cancer cases.
No. 1 side effect of chemotherapy is, by the way, cancer. Cancer centers
should technically be renamed "poison centers" because they are
in the business of poisoning patients with a toxic cocktail of chemicals
that modern science reveals to be a cancer tumor growth accelerant!
Chemotherapy 'can make cancers
more resistant to treatment and even encourage them to grow' - Daily Mail
Chemotherapy may affect healthy cells
surrounding cancer cells
Research suggests that some forms of cancer treatment can make the disease
tougher to tackle
treatment for some cancers may actually encourage tumours to grow, researchers
have claimed. The treatment triggers the healthy body cells around the tumour
to produce a protein that helps the disease to resist treatment. The surprise
discovery suggests that some forms of the cancer treatment are doing more
harm than good.
believe the effect is caused by the impact of chemotherapy drugs on healthy
connective tissue cells called fibroblasts. In lab experiments they found
the drugs caused DNA damage which made fibroblasts pump out 30 times more
of a protein than normal. This protein encouraged prostate tumours to grow
and spread into surrounding tissue, as well as to resist chemotherapy.
cells inside the body live in a very complex environment or neighbourhood,'
said lead scientist Dr Peter Nelson, from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
Centre in Seattle, U.S. 'Where the tumour cell resides and who its neighbours
are influence its response and resistance to therapy.' Blocking the treatment
response of fibroblasts could improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy,
say the scientists whose findings are reported in the journal Nature Medicine.
team examined cancer cells from prostate, breast and ovarian cancer patients
who had been treated with chemotherapy.
Fran Balkwill, from Cancer Research UK, said that this finding ties in with
other research that has shown that 'cancer treatments don't just affect
cancer cells, but can also target cells around tumours'. This effect can
sometimes be a positive one, Professor Balkwill said, as is the case when
chemotherapy stimulates healthy immune cells to attack tumours nearby.
this work confirms that healthy cells surrounding the tumour can also help
the tumour to become resistant to treatment. The next step is to find ways
to target these resistance mechanisms to help make chemotherapy more effective,'
Professor Balkwill added.