Not DCA, but well worth knowing about
Tetrathiomolybdate, or TM, is an incredibly effective copper chelating material. We first learned of it when searching for a treatment for close family friend. Paul was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma (asbestos cancer) and given about 9 months to live. Doctors said they could do little to help him.
We focused on stopping vascularization of the tumor, known as antiangiogenesis. Green tea extract is an example. Paul started all these things but nothing worked and the tumor kept growing. We then discovered the work done by Doctor George Brewer of the University of Michigan. Dr. Brewer found that tetrathiomolydate, a compound that binds up copper easily with essentially no side effects, worked remarkably well in stopping vascularization of tumors.
Previous to starting TM, we suggested that Paul get his serum zinc and copper levels determined. Normally these levels are about equal. But many studies have shown that in aggressive tumors the ratio of copper to zinc is 5 to 1. And that was what Paul’s ratio was! By taking zinc supplements and TM, he changed his copper to zinc ratio to 1 to 5. The tumor stopped growing, and has not grown since. Paul lives a normal life, taking his zinc and TM, with no side effects. He is living with cancer and has now for nearly three years.
TM must be made by a 'compounding pharmacist'. TM is also not patentable, so no large company is pursuing it. I highly recommend you research TM.
http://george-eby-research.com/html/anti_ang.html is an excellent article on the topic.
TM can be obtained from a compounding pharmacist. This is an email link to Wayne Loveland of Wisconsin. Please feel free to contact this site with the names and contacts for other pharmacists, anywhere in the world, who can help provide TM.
Paul takes four 20 mg tablets of TM daily, 2 in the morning and two at night, for a total of 80 mg/day.
He takes 200 mg of zinc daily. (And DCA and tributyrin now. July 2007 )
Paul Update, November 14, 2007. Still doing well. Paul still on TM, zinc and TB. He takes DCA more rarely now. Cancer appears stable..But Paul was having some periodic issues with weakness in his legs. Ilene and I did some research and learned that zinc supplementation lowers magnesium and potassium levels. I have a quick summary of this information on this (click here) web page.