Anything on Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Andrew K. Groves grovesa at starbase1.caltech.edu
Sun Aug 13 15:43:54 EST 1995


In article <Pine.SUN.3.91.950813124220.8394A-100000 at noel.pd.org>,
betty at pd.org (Betty Martini) wrote:

> 
> We have observed IGF to be that initiator, both in vitro and in vivo.  To 
> my knowledge nobody has ever witnessed the birth of a cancer.  A cancer 
> is a mistake.  Many things cause cancer.  IGF does not cause cancer.  IGF 
> is not a carcinogen.  IGF promotes growth.  The body recognizes an 
> unusual cell.  Instead of destroying that cell, our immune systems 
> interrupt the growth process.  We literally place it in suspended 
> animation.  100 per cent of adults over the age of 50 (according to the 
> New York Times article) have thyroid tumors which have been controlled.  
> IGF, the powerful growth factor, lights the fuse.  IGF releases those 
> controls.  When scientists look closely at cancers they see enormous 
> amounts of IGF.  I believe that IGF initiates the process of the 
> enormous replication of cancerous cells.  IGF then continues to 
> aid in the rapid growth of that tumor.  
> 

Would you either post some evidence for this opinion masquerading as fact,
or stop posting to bionet.neuroscience. 

I'm asking you nicely. Please.

-- 
Andy Groves
Division of Biology, 216-76
California Institute of Technology



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