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Project Cancer

We conduct research because the number of cancer cases is steadily increasing, especially in low-income countries. However, the population living there usually does not even have access to the simplest standard therapies, let alone the results of current research approaches. The forecasts are correspondingly poor (CanTreat International, 2010). Based on figures from the International Agency for Research in Cancer (IARC, 2008), half of all cancer cases occur in low-income countries, while two-thirds of all deaths occur._cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_  

But even in richer countries, inequality in health care can be found. For example, the English health system no longer pays for some potentially life-prolonging cancer therapies, which means that life expectancy ultimately depends on the financial means of those affected. Homeopathic therapeutic approaches are an alternative here, since the medicines used are not protected by patents and the costs are extremely low. Klinische Erfahrungen wie zum Beispiel der Banerji Foundation (P. Banerji & Campbell, 2008) or St. Croce Cancer Hospital (Wurster, 2009) show that homeopathy can be a way to cure some patients or to control the disease (Gaertner et al., 2014) and this_cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ usually with little or no side effects (Frenkel, 2010).  

This is also important against the background of the often lacking medical infrastructure in low-income countries, since this treatment approach is also possible on an outpatient basis and far away from clinics.

What are we going to do?


As part of this project, we are investigating the effect of all available homeopathic individual remedies on human cancer cell lines and original tumor cells.


The basic principle that is used here is that the different components of the cells can be stained very well, resulting light signals can be read out by machine. For example, certain proteins that play a crucial role in activating the apoptosis program (programmed cell death) can be stained. Others provide information about the vitality or the division behavior of the cell. This allows us to gain insight into which drugs might be used in cancer treatment in low-income countries and should therefore be examined more closely. 

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