Killing Cancer with Sound

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Noninvasive sound technology developed at the University of Michigan breaks down liver tumors in rats, kills cancer cells, and spurs the immune system to prevent further spread—an advance that could lead to improved cancer outcomes in humans.

The microsecond long pulses from UM’s transducer generate microbubbles within the targeted tissues—bubbles that rapidly expand and collapse. These violent but extremely localized mechanical stresses kill cancer cells and break up the tumor’s structure.

University of Michigan
April 19, 2022
Noninvasive Sound Technology Breaks Down Tumors, Kills Cancer Cells, and Spurs the Immune System

My father and most of my grandmother Huffman’s siblings died of cancer. I have a heightened interest in cures for cancer.


10 thoughts on “Killing Cancer with Sound

  1. Very cool! Cancer kills more people every year than OD. And something that non-invasive would be a true blessing.
    Let’s hope big pharma doesn’t kill it. Cancer is a total cash cow for them.

  2. That’s extremely interesting. Tumors tend to be pretty dense tissue, compared to the muscle or fatty tissues surrounding them, so I could see that targeted sonic therapy may be very useful.

    Interestingly, I’m involved with a project that uses a sonolytic reactor to bombard groundwater that has been contaminated with PFAS chemicals (typically used in fire-fighting foam, but other uses as well). PFAS is a huge concern in the environmental field now because it’s pervasive and very hard to clean up. This sonolytic process, developed by scientists at Clarkson University vibrates the groundwater at hypersonic frequencies, causing microbubbles that implode and reach extremely high local temperatures – high enough to break down the PFAS molecules. In concert with horizontal well technology that our team has developed, contaminated groundwater is cleaned up in situ, without pumping it around, etc.

    Pretty cool technology!

  3. Two things:
    There has been some interesting research over many decades into medical things with vibrations of various types and quite a range of frequencies. Some are certifiably “way out there,” but some very smart people (like Tesla) thought that various vibrations were the key to just about everything.

    Secondly, a wide range of cheap drugs have shown great promise and/or efficacy with treating cancer, most notably at the time ivermectin and fenbendazole. They are not being actively researched by mainstream pharma because they are cheap, effective, out of patent, and unprofitable. Interestingly, nearly all of them come from the class of drugs known as ant-parasitics, more than 40 to date. Makes you think that maybe research into cancer is going in totally the wrong direction (deliberately?).

    Personally, if I got a cancer diagnosis, I’d do ivermectin and a keto/carnivore diet for a week, fast for a week, do fenbendazole and normal diet for a week, fast for a week, while using some vitamin supplementation the whole time, then re-evaluate. But that’s just me. The last thing I’d do is listen to conventional doctors who profit hugely from expensive patent medicines and toxic treatments with lots of side-effects. The last thing the medical community wants is a cheap and effective cancer treatment: it would crater their profits horribly. They care far more about their bottom line than your health; never forget that.

    If you have a family history of cancer, this may be of interest:

    • There have been some recent studies that indicate the majority of cancer types may be related to an initial aggravation of cells by infection. Not all illnesses are mutagenic, of course, but prolonged reaction to a long-term infection may potentially stimulate cancer growth. This was found to be the case (even in mainstream medicine) with stomach ulcers and resulting cancer – which can be treated and/or cured by a cocktail of standard antibiotics.

      The notion that “cancer” is some monolithic disease that can be treated though a simple regime across all types is pretty simplistic though. Further, “big pharma” uses a host of drug treatments that are relatively cheap, out of patent protection, and profitable mostly because they are used frequently. Vincristine (originally derived from the vinca plant), Taxol (originally from the Pacific Yew), Bendamustine (a deriviative of mustard gas), are all very effective for treating their respective cancers.
      Despite the effectiveness of chemo agents in many settings, the thrust now is for personalized treatment using monoclonal antibodies, and often targeted to the individuals specific DNA.
      These drugs are expensive, yes, but have far fewer side effects than chemo, are very effective, and getting more effective with each generation. For example, melanoma if not caught before it metastasized, was basically a death sentence. My mom died of it. Now with the synthesis of ipilimumab, the prognosis has typically gone from months to years and/or cured.
      I am familiar with all of this because I survived follicular lymphoma over 10 years ago. This non-Hodgkins lymphoma was typically recurring – you’d treat it (with standard chemo, including vincristine and bendamustine) but the treatments were pretty awful, and the cancer would eventually relapse. I opted for a clinical trial that combined conventional chemo, monoclonal antibody treatment (Rituxan), and a radiolabelled monoclonal antibody (an antibody with a radioactive isotope attached to it). It was expensive (but paid for by the trial). And I’ve been cancer free since 2010.
      For you to claim that “if you were diagnosed with cancer” you’d take X or Y or Z, is pretty dogmatic, coming from you. Without even knowing which cancer you’re talking about, it’s pretty lame to suggest taking a generic med that may or may not have any efficacy for the specific cancer. Very few, if any, drugs are broad spectrum enough to treat even a few cancer types.

      I have an acquaintance who contracted DLBCL (a cousin of what I had, but considered vastly more curable). In addition to standard chemo with Rituxan, he took all sorts of supplements, smoked weed, took THC supplements, and did a bunch of oddball dietary shit. Guess what – his cancer was back in a year, and it is ordinarily, totally curable. Yeah, big pharma really screwed him over…..

      • I highly recommend you read that article I linked to.
        Cancer is a very profitable disease for Pharma.
        The medical community’s response to Covid is evidence enough they care not for treatment and cures that work and are cheap. My mom had breast cancer years ago (about ’85) and had conventional mastectomy and chemo, died in ’21 in her 90s. My father-in-law was diagnosed with cancer and was dead a week later.

        I’m not saying that’s all I’d do, or that I’d not see specialist treatment from currently marginalized doctors. But mainstream (meaning Pharma trained and paid) docs don’t want cures, they want “management.” No, thanks.

  4. Killing cells in discrete tumor masses is relatively easy. It’s how “radiation therapy” works. They confine the radiation beam to the outlne of the mass killing tumor cells while attempting to spare normal cells. It’s not perfect but it does work to a useful degree. This too could be a useful tool. But any sound energy that can disrupt/kill cancer cells could also pose a danger to normal cells. And the main problem with cancer is metastases. By the time a cancer is large enough to have a discrete, noticeable tumor mass it’s almost always had time to spread to other parts of the body. Catch it early and outcomes are good, after it travels….not so good. But this could be yet another tool for oncologists to add to their arsenal.

  5. Had a friend who developed a device based on someone elses’ earlier research that each different type of cancer cell was sensitive to a specific high-frequency and could be “killed” if bombarded with that frequency at high enough power without damaging nearby healthy cells. So he built the device and proceeded to use it to treat cancer patients (and apparently cure at least some of them. Then one day the FDA showed up and took him(and his machine) away charging him with practicing medicine without a license(although he was a duly licensed doctor), etc. No idea what happened to him or where he ended up. I mean he has completely disappeared…

    • Practicing “unapproved” medicine, even with a medical degree, has been verboten in the US for a number of decades now. If the right people and .gov depts are not getting their cut, or if it looks to be “too good” for public use, you are in big trouble. Kiss your ass goodby.

    • What was your friends name? What Med school did he go to. What was his specialty? Internal med? Oncology? Hematology?
      Sounds more like one of those “my buddy knew a guy who knew a guy who made a carburetor that got over 100MPG but the oil companies made him and the carb disappear” stories.

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