Obama backs CG Therapeutics

A while back, my buddies and I at CG Therapeutics applied for one of President Obama’s Economic Stimulus grants to small businesses. Well, by golly, we WON. It seems that the government grant givers managed to see how our cancer vaccine targeting the hormone, hCG, can someday become one of the most important therapeutic tools for people suffering every type of cancer.

The grant doesn’t amount to a heck of a lot of cash, given how much it takes to run a clinical trial these days, but we’re thrilled just the same. It represents some recognition at high levels of our long struggle to make our treatment available to cancer sufferers worldwide.

hCG, the pregnancy hormone, is used by cancer cells to convince a person’s body to not reject the growing mass, and to accept and even nourish the mutant cells as they spread. Our vaccine counteracts hCG, shutting off the signal sent out by the cancer cells, isolating them, and helping the body’s white blood cells do their jobs and mop up the tumor before it can grow any more.

Our product, CG201, showed promise in previous clinical studies where cancer patients lived longer when treated with the vaccine and suffered no significant side effects compared to conventional treatments like radiation and chemotherapy. So, it looks like we’ve got a cancer treatment that works pretty well and does not make patients sick.

You’d think that would make partners like investment firms and major pharmaceutical companies beat a path to our door, but investments and collaborations have come to us slowly. We’ve had to go it alone basically, and that makes for years of delay and deprivation for us and sadly, for cancer patients as well.

That’s why it’s heartening to get a nod from the Obama Administration. So if you’re grumbling about too much government spending, then at least know that in this case the economic stimulus is aimed straight at cancer, and we intend to make the investment pay big returns, like an effective new treatment to help find, in Obama’s words, “A cure for cancer in our times.”

About Tom Hopp

Thomas P Hopp is a scientist and author living in Seattle. He writes medical thrillers, natural disaster novels, and the Dinosaur Wars science fiction series.
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2 Responses to Obama backs CG Therapeutics

  1. Ron Falcone says:

    hi Tom:

    I am an author, and also the host of a non-profit website dealing with cancer bacteria and hCG (www.cancerbacteria.com). I’ve been following CG Therapeutics progress on anti-hCG therapy with much anticipation. Having researched cancer bacteria (and its relationship to hCG) for the last 25 years (and now presently completing a 40,000 word manuscript on the history and current developments regarding ca bacteria), I have long been convinced that the ‘X’ factor in many cancers lies with hCG. It seems the embryonic nature of cancer and of the human embryo are two sides—Jeckyll and Hydes if you will—of a similar fundamental process of life itself, with hCG the ‘intermediary.’ It makes so much logical sense that hCG would thus play a critical role in the perpetuation of what is a life form ‘gone berserk.’ My interest in hCG, I will emphasize, has been connected to the cancer bacteria research; I believe that bacteria, whether opportunists or co-factors in oncogenesis, play a ‘support’ role in the synthesis of cancer cell hCG. All of this is addressed in my latest work. For this reason, I think anti-hCG vaccines are potentially major breakthroughs, and I also remain open to anti-bacterial therapies. In any case, I just wanted to say hello, and many thanks for your continued work in this extremely important field. I invite you to take a look at my site and welcome any feedback you may have. Yours truly,
    Ron Falcone

  2. Tom Hopp says:

    Thanks, Ron. Keep up the good work.

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