We have received many inquiries about the availability of this new treatment, and we understand the great need for hope among cancer patients and their loved ones.
We deeply wish that we could immediately offer magnetic heat therapy to cancer sufferers, but we are bound ethically and legally to follow the US FDA's strict safety regulations. Rigorous testing is required, and the process is unfortunately but necessarily long. At this stage in the process, our treatment is being tested in animals, but may not yet be used in people.
The FDA has recognized the great promise of this treatment, and they have awarded the project roughly a million dollars' worth of pre-clinical testing. With their help, we will move through the approvals process more quickly. Even so, we're sorry to say that clinical trials in people are still some years away. We are looking at 2016, at the earliest.
We only wish that we were able to somehow make this process go faster, so that we could offer help to those that need it right now. Please know that our scientists, led by Dr. Hainfeld, are working as fast as possible on this research. We are acutely aware of the need.
Dr. Hainfeld has dedicated himself to the very difficult work of finding a cure for cancer-- not just something that helps, but something that really works. It is a lofty goal, and one that entails superhuman endurance, and resistance to near-constant failure. He has been at it for decades, and he works seven long days every week. Every one of your heartfelt messages gives him renewed energy and purpose in his mission.
As Dr. Hainfeld wrote recently to a woman whose husband is struggling with cancer: "I will try to work harder."
While magnetic nanotherapy is not yet an option, there are other new treatments that are already in clinical trials, which you may be able to join.
One of the most promising new cancer drugs is called ipilumimab, which uses immunotherapy to help your body's own immune system become more able to see and gobble up cancer cells. There have been some really great results with this approach, and specifically with this drug. Best of all, there are many clinical trials available, for many types of cancer.
More generally, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a searchable list of clinical trials that you may be able to join, using a variety of new drugs and treatments.