Cancer and the New Biology of Water: Why the War on Cancer Has Failed and What That Means for More Effective Prevention and Treatment
Why the War on Cancer Has Failed and What That Means forMore Effective Prevention and TreatmentA groundbreaking look at the role of water in livingorganisms that ultimately brings us closer to answering the riddleof the etiology of, and therapy and treatment for,cancerWhen President Nixon launched the War on Cancer with the signingof the National Cancer Act of 1971 and the allocation of billionsof research dollars, it was amidst a flurry of promises that a curewas within reach. The research establishment was trumpeting thediscovery of oncogenes, the genes that supposedly cause cancer. Assoon as we identified them and treated cancer patients accordingly,cancer would become a thing of the past.Fifty years later it's clear that the War on Cancer hasfailed—despite what the cancer industry wants us to believe. Newdiagnoses have continued to climb; one in three people in theUnited States can now expect to battle cancer during theirlifetime. For the majority of common cancers, the search foroncogenes has not changed the treatment: We're still treating withthe same old triad of removing (surgery), burning out (radiation),or poisoning (chemotherapy).In Cancer and the New Biology of Water, Thomas Cowan, MD, arguesthat this failure was inevitable because the oncogene theory isincorrect—or at least incomplete—and based on a flawed concept ofbiology in which DNA controls our cellular function and thereforeour health. Instead, Dr. Cowan tells us, the somatic mutations seenin cancer cells are the result of a cellular deterioration that haslittle to do with oncogenes, DNA, or even the nucleus. The rootcause is metabolic dysfunction that deteriorates the structuredwater that forms the basis of cytoplasmic—and therefore,cellular—health.Despite mainstream medicine's failure to bring an end tosuffering or deliver on its promises, it remains illegal forphysicians to prescribe anything other than the "standard of care"for their cancer patients—no matter how dangerous and ineffectivethat standard may be—and despite the fact that gentler, moreeffective, and more promising treatments exist. While Dr. Cowanacknowledges that all of these treatments need more research,Cancer and the New Biology of Water is an impassioned plea from along-time physician that these promising treatments merit ourattention and research dollars and that patients have the right toinformation, options, and medical freedom in matters of their ownlife and death.