Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation Summer 2012 Vol. 3, Issue 2
Inside this issue Taking it to the Capitol Three of the top legislators in America hear the Kanzius message “up-close and personal.”
“Impressive … AND Essential” Have you ever walked up the steps of the US Capitol building? Their limestone majesty is superseded only by the accomplishments of the gallant men and women of history who have trekked up and down these steps. Decisions debated in these halls by the leaders of today will change our lives for years to come.
When Disruption is a Good Thing Dr. Steven Curley receives a Tribeca Film Festival award for innovative research that will change the future of cancer treatment.
Faces of the Fight Adrian Koury is not fighting cancer alone. A dedicated group of family and friends are working with him to spread the KCRF message.
L-R Mr. Neidig and Rep. Pelosi
Coins for Kanzius Amazing! Schools report enthusiastic response from students who participated in an awareness and fundraising opportunity this spring.
faces2012 Mark your calendars for the Kanzius Foundation’s first national conference in October.
The MISSION of the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation is to create national and global awareness of the potentials of the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment and to raise funds to help accelerate the speed at which research progresses through human trials.
. Neidig and Rep. Kelly L-R Rep. Boehner, Mr Kanzius Foundation’s executive director Mark Neidig says, “Without reservation, we have an important message that I want all of our elected officials to hear – we are researching the world’s most promising cancer treatment!” In March and April, Neidig delivered that message personally to three of the country’s top-ranking elected officials. Thanks to the assistance of Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey and Representative Mike Kelly, Neidig had the opportunity to share the message of hope that he preaches daily around the country. Neidig first met with the Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (former Speaker of the House). Senator Bob Casey assisted with arrangements. Neidig reports, “What an honor to share our message with the Leader. I didn’t ask for money or even a vote; just to be cognizant of our
research and the promise that it offers cancer patients and their families.” From Ms. Pelosi’s personal letter, “As I mentioned, every family has a story about what cancer means to them. I look forward to hearing updates on this innovative treatment and your efforts.” This statement confirms the message Neidig received in his one-on-one meeting with Pelosi in her office. Mission accomplished! Three weeks later, Representative Mike Kelly facilitated and accompanied Neidig back up the Capitol steps for meetings with Speaker of the House John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Again, Neidig had the opportunity to share the premise of John Kanzius’ idea – take nanoparticles and coat them with antibodies that are attracted to proteins exclusively in cancer cells; introduce them into the blood stream where they seek out and embed into the cancer cells and then pass a controlled radiowave over the tumor. Continued on page 2
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Continued from page 1 The end result is destroyed cancer cells with minimal or no side effects as associated with traditional chemical and radiation therapy. Amazingly, all three politicians had been introduced to the concept of the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment during President Obama’s 2010 and 2012 State of the Union addresses when he alluded to the Kanzius methodology without mentioning the inventor’s name. Neidig believes that one day, “We will see Mrs. Kanzius sitting next to a First Lady when the President looks up and acknowledges John Kanzius, the man responsible for this innovative cancer treatment.” In support of the message Neidig shared with the legislators, he was able to deliver the most recent research manuscripts published as a result of your generous donations: In January, the Curley/Kanzius team in Houston was the first group in the world to prove that nanoparticles can and have been delivered into the nucleus of the cancer cell. This was validated in the January issue of scientific journal, Biomaterials, which published “Internalization of C60 fullerenes into cancer cells with accumulation in the nucleus via the nuclear pore complex.” The February issue of Nanomedicine published some very valuable findings in “Stability of antibody-conjugated gold nanoparticles in the endolysosomal nanoenvironment: implications for noninvasive radiofrequency-based cancer therapy.” The Curley/Kanzius team learned that they could improve the heating of the cancer cell by changing the environment of the gold nanoparticles, thus releasing enough heat to produce lethal damage upon treatment in the Kanzius RF field.
We need your help to keep the message alive on all the capitol hills by informing your elected officials about the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment by: Calling your elected officials Writing a personal letter or email Sending a copy of this newsletter You can find the names and addresses of your elected officials as well as sample letters at www.Kanzius.org/goverment or by calling (814) 480-5776.
Impressive, YES! Essential, ABSOLUTELY! The Kanzius project needs your support and donations; it needs ongoing publication of stellar lab outcomes to prove that it works effectively each and every time; and, it needs advocates in high places to help along the way. Together, we will prove that there is “a better way” to treat cancer!
Curley Honored at Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards celebrates those whose actions have broken the mold to create significant impact on the future of our world. On Friday, April 27, Dr. Steven Curley, lead researcher for the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center received this honor at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Dr. Curley was selected for his disruptive cancer research utilizing nanoparticles and radiowave technology. Congratulations to Dr. Curley and his staff.
“We need each
of you for very special reasons.”
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From the Executive Director Mark A. Neidig, Sr. MNeidig@Kanzius.org
How do so many things happen in such a short amount of time? The outcomes, the donations, the accolades, the introductions? Friends, it is YOU! I look back over this issue of The Wave and can put a face with each message we shared and every dollar that was raised. Bottom-line, we need each of you for very special reasons. You make up the body of people who have taken the John Kanzius idea from dream to near reality. The effect is tremendous and a multitude of people touched by cancer join me in saying “thanks!” I hope you will join us in October for our first national conference: faces2012…this is for you!
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Since 2004, Adrian Koury has been fighting a battle familiar to cancer survivors and their families. His diagnosis of head and neck cancer was just the beginning. Through it all...the chemo and radiation, multiple surgeries, remission, and then tests confirming the cancer had not only returned but spread...Adrian refused to accept defeat.
To read more about Adrian Koury, the most recent Faces of the Fight, and his amazing family, visit www.kanzius.org/faces
Born and raised in San Diego, California, Koury is the owner of Pacific Coast Concrete and the youngest of seven children. He and his wife Angela are raising three children, two teenage boys and a 9-year-old daughter.
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will help fund the research The quarters you are collecting cancer treatment! of the world’s most promising kanzius.org To learn more, please visit at kanzius.org/facebook or follow us on Facebook
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“I was extremely pleased with the results of our coin drive and the understanding and appreciation the students gained from doing it. I would recommend the program in a heartbeat to any school and look forward to being able to help in the future.” — Joseph Orlando, Principal at JoAnna Connell Elementary
What is Kanzius? of John Kanzius, the inventor Kanzius is the last name Radiowave Cancer Treatment. of the Kanzius Noninvasive
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treatment? What is unique about this • No surgery (Noninvasive) • No side effects les and • Utilizes targeted nanopartic device a patented radiowave generating damaging • Destroys cancer cells without cells the neighboring “good”
Adrian has fought his personal battle aggressively, enduring painful traditional therapies and exploring alternative medicine, and now believes the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment is the best hope for real change in cancer treatment. In support, his friends and family are reaching out to increase awareness and support for Kanzius research. A family member asks others, “What would I do if this man were my father, brother, husband or friend? When would it be too much money or too much time to contribute? What would I do to save the life of someone I love?”
“What would I do to save the life of someone I love?” Thank you for helping us
ADRIAN and ANGELA
What is your story? Visit www.Kanzius.org/faces or call 814.480.5776 and tell us about your fight. It just may be the inspiration one of our followers needs today.
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One quarter at a time, the Coins for Kanzius program is making a difference in the fight against cancer. As an added benefit, this activity gives young people a way to discuss how cancer has affected their families and friends and learn that they can make a difference through volunteer efforts. $8.75
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The test program was introduced this spring. By participating, students learned about the Kanzius Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Treatment and received their own Coins for Kanzius booklets to collect 40 quarters for the world’s most promising cancer treatment. Students and staff from JoAnna Connell and Wilson Middle School helped the Kanzius Foundation launch the Coins for Kanzius initiative — raising $5,315 which was then matched by Lester and Sue Smith and the Pink Well Challenge Grant.
If your school or organization is interested in more information about this exciting and easy-to-administer project, visit www.CoinsForKanzius.org or call 814.480.5776.
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The first national conference to share knowledge, expertise and passion for the “world’s most promising cancer treatment.”
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October 26, 27 & 28 Details and registration available in June at faces2012.org General plenary and break-out sessions will highlight the three key elements of the Kanzius mission:
RESEARCH • AWARENESS • FUNDRAISING The Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with Federal Tax ID# 26-1790100