Several years ago, we developed a cancer eating bacteria that is incapable of causing disease and that carries an immune stimulant gene directly into tumors. With one oral dose we have seen 60% to 90% tumor destruction without any apparent side effects in several animal models of primary and metastatic cancers. This genetically engineered bacteria recently completed an FDA approved Phase One clinical human trial here at the University of Minnesota with very promising results. In fact, we have been the only lab at the University of Minnesota in the last 25 years to literally take a cancer drug from “lab bench to bedside”. The FDA has now fast-tracked this treatment model to Phase Two clinical human trials at 3 cancer clinics in the United States including MD Anderson in Texas.
Our laboratory is now focused on developing the next generation of engineered cancer killing bacteria and we strongly believe we are on the cusp of developing a strategy to impart an even greater cancer killing effect. It was recently discovered that tumors themselves can secrete “micro hormones” that suppress our own immune systems ability to destroy cancers. Our new generation of Cancer Killing Salmonella not only empowers one’s immune system to produce the strongest cancer killing cells possible but also inhibits the cancer itself from suppressing the immune system. With the downturn in the economy, the level of donations to any philanthropic organization has plummeted. We need your help more than ever to once and for all get rid of this dreadful disease.