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Scientists Find an Australian Berry to Cure Cancer in 48 Hours: Facts

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Scientists Find Australian Berry to Cure Cancer in 48 Hours

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1. Scientists Find THIS Berry Cures Cancer in ONLY 48 Hours

2. Cure for Cancer Found in Australian Berry in North Queensland Rainforest

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A story in circulation online purports that Scientists have found an Australian Berry in North Queensland Rainforest that Cures Cancer in just 48 hours! Although it is a fact that an experimental novel drug extracted from the Berry fruit of the Australian Blushwood tree has shown some potential in curing certain types of Cancers in animals, the claim that it will cure Cancer in only 48 hours is a hoax.

Australian Berry Cancer Research Facts

A research article published in October 2014 in Open Access journal PLOS ONE journals.plos.org explained the pre-clinical study on the experimental novel drug EBC-46. Dr Glen Boyle, the study’s lead author said that a single injection of the drug EBC-46 directly into melanoma models in the laboratory, as well as into Cancers of the Head, Neck and Colon in animals, destroyed the tumours long-term in more than 70% of cases. Researchers believed that the EBC-46 drug triggers a cellular response that cuts off the blood supply to the tumour by opening it up. However, note that the lead author Boyle also said there was no evidence EBC-46 would be effective to treat cancers that had spread to other parts of the body, known as metastatic cancers. EBC-46 was developed by Company QBiotics Ltd based in Yungaburra, Queensland, by extracting a compound from the Berry fruit of the Australian Blushwood tree, a plant only found in specific areas of the Atherton Tablelands in North Queensland rainforests.

Human Trials

After promising results from tests on animals, the first human trials have begun to examine the effectiveness of EBC-46, the compound extracted from Australian Berry fruit. The doctors say the seed extract was found to eradicate different types of cancers within seven days. Reported in August 2016 was one case of Denise Powell, who had a tumour in her armpit. After the trial, Denise Powell said that her tumour had gone purple in less than 20 minutes and then black, and within couple of days the tumour just kind of shrivelled up and died. Dr Glen Boyle said that when EBC-46 is injected, it kills the tumour cells directly, cuts off the blood supply and triggers body's own immune response, thereby activating white blood cells to attack the tumour and shrink it to nothing.

Despite the promising results in treating certain types of cancers in animals, the tests on humans are in very early stage as of this writing - Phase I clinical trials (first time test in humans in small group of people). Moreover, Cancer is a broad group of diseases, so it is highly uncertain that one such medicine can cure them all. So the part of the claim that Scientists found the Australian Berry to Cure Cancer in only 48 Hours is certainly a hoax. More research in humans is needed to establish the efficacy and safety of the novel drug.

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